Education

Trump taps Common Core foe as No. 2 at Education Department — but most key positions still vacant

President Trump just tapped as the Education Department’s No. 2 official a former state superintendent of South Carolina who opposes the Common Core State Standards and who in 2016 called Jeb Bush “the only candidate” prepared to be president. Trump announced Tuesday night that he was nominating Mitchell  Zais as deputy secretary of education, one of only a handful of ... Read More »

Building a Model of Sustainable Education in Senegal

In the streets of Senegal, thousands of young boys beg for food and money. Known as “talibés,” the Arabic word for “pupil,” or “disciple,” children between the ages of 6 and 17 wander the city streets for up to 12 hours each day, barely clothed, inadequately fed, in poor health, and living in harsh conditions. They deliver the money to ... Read More »

Education and scientific knowledge linked to increased polarization on scientific issues

(Photo credit: olly) Education and scientific knowledge are linked to increased polarization surrounding controversial scientific issues like evolution, according to research published the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. “In general, I study how nonscientists understand science and the scientific process, and how they incorporate scientific evidence into their judgments and decisions,” Caitlin Drummond, the lead author of the study, told ... Read More »

Kovind roots for girls’ education

President Ram Nath Kovind arrives for the golden jubilee celebrations of Jesus & Mary College at Chanakyapuri inNew Delhi on Wednesday.PTI/PIB Says it will help create a responsible future generation President Ram Nath Kovind said education of girls will help create a responsible future generation. Institutions of higher learning, he said, must be upgraded to make them “constantly embrace change.” ... Read More »

Kovind roots for girls’ education

Says it will help create a responsible future generation. President Ram Nath Kovind said education of girls will help create a responsible future generation. Institutions of higher learning, he said, must be upgraded to make them “constantly embrace change.” He was speaking on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Delhi’s Jesus and Mary College. “An educated girl contributes to ... Read More »

Meeting on exams set for tomorrow

Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary-General Wilson Sossion delivers his speech during a workshop of teachers with disability at Tom Mboya Labour College, Kisumu, on August 25, 2017. Sossion said schools must close to allow students and teachers to participate in the elections. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP A major decision on whether or not to close ... Read More »

Four Bihar teachers hire Maoist to kill education official

The arrested teachers and panchayat secretaries at a police station in Bihar’s Arwal district. (HT photo) achers. While three teachers, husband of yet another and two panchayat secretaries were arrested on September 12, one more teacher is evading arrest. Altogether 11 people are accused in the BEO murder case. The arrested have been identified as Virendra Kumar, husband of panchayat ... Read More »

Chandigarh education dept moves HC against minority status to Vivek High School

The Chandigarh administration has moved the Punjab and Haryana high against the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutes (NCMEI) order granting minority status to Vivek High School, Sector 38. The case is listed for hearing on September 12. The education department, on behalf of the administration, has sought quashing of orders passed by the commission in 2012, saying that the ... Read More »

Education by the Numbers

There are as many American public school educations as there are students. One shared factor that affects a vast number of them, however, is race. Its impact drives the four narrative features in this week’s Education Issue. But numbers can tell their own stories too. The statistics here suggest how much has changed — and not changed — in the ... Read More »

49ers tackle STEAM education

Kids work together to build a model of a stadium as they participate in the 49ers STEAM Education Program at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. From left are: Viridiana Falcon, 10, Melina Estevez, 10, Lea Serrano, 9, Josselyn Jimenez, 10, and Jesus Ramirez, 7. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that involves Science, Technology, ... Read More »