Tag Archives: Schools

Tory manifesto £4bn education pledge ‘could still leave schools short’, warns leading think tank

Labour’s plans would mean an increase in school spending per pupil by 6 per cent compared with present levels, and Liberal Democrat plans would protect spending per pupil in real terms at the 2017-18 level PA School spending plans outlined in the Conservative Party manifesto could see school budgets slashed by 7 per cent, a leading economic think tank has warned. ... Read More »

6 local schools featured in technology showcase

David Nelems Submitted A retrofit for a school bus that will enable buses to collect solar power and sell it back to a power company. Art created by using a welding simulator. Robotics, 3-D puzzles and site-surveying drones. Sound like the latest episode of “Shark Tank”? It’s actually just a sample of the work and innovation happening right now at ... Read More »

Ofsted considers using social media to monitor schools

Friday 31 March 2017 12.29 EDTLast modified on Friday 31 March 2017 17.00 EDT Ofsted has raised the prospect of using Facebook and Twitter posts to analyse how schools are performing. The schools watchdog said it was exploring “the possibility of using near-real-time data and information from social media and other sources to predict and prevent decline in school performance”. The organisation ... Read More »

Good luck to schools teaching sex and relationship education – I’m still learning

‘Exercise: If your partner wanted two tickets to Paris on a special occasion and instead received flowers from the local garage, how might they react?’ Photograph: Alamy Following the government announcement that there is to be a radical overhaul of sex and relationship education (SRE) in schools – largely to take into account new online developments – I thought I ... Read More »

Dubai Police for banning social media in schools

Dubai: Dubai Police will launch an awareness campaign in schools urging pupils to avoid surfing and chatting on social media sites when they are in school following complaints from parents about the practice. They would also coordinate with the Ministry of Education to address the issue and recommend banning online engagement by pupils while at schools. Brigadier Dr Mohammad Al ... Read More »

Howe Public Schools Reimagine Education

Learning is no longer confined to the classroom, the campus or the home. For students in rural southeast Oklahoma, the commute to school on the bus is an active learning space. Howe Public School students who were once limited by their physical rural location can now access advanced courses and college curriculum. Cisco collaboration tools, in conjunction with the learners’ ... Read More »

Punjabi curriculum: Education officers to be held responsible for defaulter schools in Jalandhar

This year, in November, while celebrating the 50th anniversary of Punjab Day the government had asked the schools to implement Punjabi in schools. (Sikander Singh Chopra/HT Photo) The state government has asked the education officers to send report of the private schools not teaching Punjabi. As per the government instructions the officers will be held responsible if the private schools ... Read More »

School’s In Session: Do You Need More Education to Succeed in Business?

The kiddos are heading back to school in the coming weeks, and probably you’ll be a little relieved to have them out of your hair while trying to run your business. But consider: would going back to school for business provide extra benefits to you as an entrepreneur? Consider Your Reasons If you’re simply frustrated because your business has slowed ... Read More »

School’s In Session: Do You Need More Education to Succeed in Business?

The kiddos are heading back to school in the coming weeks, and probably you’ll be a little relieved to have them out of your hair while trying to run your business. But consider: would going back to school for business provide extra benefits to you as an entrepreneur? Consider Your Reasons If you’re simply frustrated because your business has slowed ... Read More »

Children in government schools can code too

P. Sridhar teaches robotics at the Seva Bharat Trust Government School in Bengaluru. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint RoboCup 2016, the annual international robotics competition to be held in Leipzig, Germany, is just 27 days away. In a 10ft x 10ft room in a school in central Bengaluru, six children, aged between 12 and 15, huddle around their mentor P. Sridhar, an ... Read More »