Education

‘Back to Class’ to raise funds for education

KOCHI: Even though schools in the state have started the academic year with online classes, many students are still unable to attend the same due to the lack of facilities. Many politicians, organisations and actors have come forward to donate equipment towards the cause. Progressive Techies, a socio-cultural organisation of Infopark employees, has come up with the campaign ‘Back to Class’ ... Read More »

Indian education can’t go online – only 8% of homes with young members have computer with net link

As an immediate measure to stem the spread of Covid-19, most educational institutions have been shut since the end of March. It is still difficult to predict when schools, colleges and universities will reopen. There are few options other than to shift to digital platforms from the traditional face-to-face mode of classroom learning. Teachers and school administrators have been advised ... Read More »

Education was never schools’ sole focus. The coronavirus pandemic has proved it

Michael Gove visiting a London school in 2011 as education secretary. ‘He took the word “families” off the wall and decimated budgets but schools never gave up helping.’ Photograph: Eddie Mulholland/Rex There is no such thing as an easy pandemic. Every corner of society is exposed; each one of us battling our own problems. For headteachers in England, those problems ... Read More »

The results of Liberia’s experiment to outsource education are in

In 2016, reeling from a devastating Ebola outbreak and still dealing with the legacy of civil war, the Liberian government announced a dramatic experiment to improve its education system. The Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL), now called the Liberian Education Advancement Partnership (LEAP), handed the operation of 93 public schools to a group of eight private organizations, including a mix ... Read More »

Hawaii Board of Education Votes To Approve Extra Pay For Hard-To-Find Teachers

The size of the crowd, spilling out into the hallway outside the fourth-floor meeting room at the Hawaii Department of Education building, was a telling indicator Thursday of the overwhelming support for teacher salary differentials proposed by education officials. The Board of Education voted 7-2 for a plan to provide higher pay for special education teachers, Hawaiian language teachers and those who ... Read More »

30 Under 30 Education 2020: The Young Problem-Solvers Tackling Hurdles From Day Care To Diplomas

Nearly 20,000 nominations rolled in for the 600 spots in the 2020 class of Forbes 30 Under 30, the ninth-iteration of the annual list. That means a wee acceptance rate and months of sorting and reviewing the most impressive, promising entrepreneurs, innovators and rising leaders in 20 industries across North America. Perhaps the best way to wrangle such volume of data ... Read More »

Education Has Become a Necessity Like Healthcare Which Is Why Politicians Are Saying ‘Free’

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend and 2020 presidential candidate, speaks during the American Many people are horrified at the suggestions some politicians are making that things like healthcare and education should be “free.” That, yes, anyone could have them if they wish. What type of society are these supporters of ne’re-do-wells suggesting? Where will the drive be? How can we expect ... Read More »

Kerala and Tamil Nadu top NITI Aayog’s school education quality index

Kerala and Tamil Nadu have retained their places as the best states in terms of school education in the country. The revelation came in the Niti Aayog’s School Education Quality Index (SEQI) for the year 2016-17 which was released recently. According to the SEQI report, Kerala topped the list of large states in India in the Overall Performance and Rank ... Read More »

Gunman Attacks French Xmas Market, Killing At the least 2 And Wounding Quite a few

Enlarge this imageFrench unexpected emergency companies get there in a Xmas marketplace in Strasbourg, France, immediately after a gunman killed not le s than a few folks and wounded almost a dozen additional.APhide captiontoggle captionAPFrench unexpected emergency services get there in a Xmas industry in Strasbourg, France, just after a gunman killed not le s than 3 people today and ... Read More »

Centre should make law to allocate 6% of GDP to education: Manish Sisodia

Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi and Education Minister Manish Sisodia demanded on Saturday that a law be made to allocate at least 6 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) to education. Speaking at the Special Meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (Cabe), convened by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) to discuss and finalise the National ... Read More »