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Learndirect blames government cuts for damning Ofsted report

Overhead view of a student studying FT21P1 Overhead view of a student studying Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Learndirect, the UK’s largest adult training provider, has blamed the government’s austerity programme for its failure to meet the education regulator’s minimum quality standards. The company, which was privatised by David Cameron’s coalition government in 2011, on Thursday complained that being forced to “manage Read More


India’s first aviation university’s inauguration in Rae Bareli postponed

The central university is planned as an autonomous body with an aim to facilitate and promote aviation studies, teaching, training and research. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: The inauguration of India’s first aviation university in Uttar Pradesh, which was scheduled for 18 August, has been postponed. The Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU) at Fursatganj in Rae Bareli district was supposed to Read More


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Left-handed children ‘penalised’ by lack of support in UK schools

Children are still “penalised” for being left-handed with ministers lacking the information to understand the scale of the problem, education campaigners have warned. It is also feared a disproportionate number of prisoners are left-handed, with calls to research whether classroom struggles trigger a “downward spiral” in which pupils get low marks, their self-esteem drops and their future opportunities are damaged. Read More


Govt considering allowing girl students at Sainik schools

MoS for defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: The government is considering a proposal to allow girls to study at Sainik schools and girl cadets at the National Defence Academy (NDA), union minister Subhash Ramrao Bhamre told the Lok Sabha on Friday. During the Question Hour, the minister of state for defence said there were 26 Sainik schools Read More


CBSE to make NEET common question paper in all languages: Supreme Court

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has to file an affidavit informing what mechanism they will opt for conducting the exam from next year. After Supreme Court on Tuesday considered the submission of the centre that it was willing to include Urdu as a language in the NEET, the court today said that there should be a common question Read More


Is College Education Worth It?

August is the month when parents bid farewell to not only their college-bound youngsters but also a sizable chunk of cash for tuition. More than 18 million students attend our more than 4,300 degree-granting institutions. A question parents, their college-bound youngsters, and taxpayers should ask: Is college worth it? Let’s look at some of the numbers. According to the National Read More


Education in 2020s: your AI-powered teacher will take your attendance and predict your grades

The steady march of technology is making some jobs obsolete. While reskilling is one solution, can AI be used to change the way students learn and make reskilling easier for future generations? Andrew NG, Co-founder of Coursera and former chief scientist at Baidu recently likened Artificial Intelligence (AI) to ‘electricity of the 21st century’. He said at a Wall Street Journal event, Read More


Hong Kong leader reminded of need to strengthen national education of young

Mainland China’s education minister reminded Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor of President Xi Jinping’s instructions on the need to strengthen young people’s education on the Chinese constitution, Basic Law, and Chinese history and culture. Chen Baosheng also assured Lam that his ministry would spare no efforts in helping the city address “all questions” and responding to “all requests” Read More


Lawmakers select 18 people to serve on new education commissions

RALEIGH, N.C. — State lawmakers on Thursday appointed 18 members of the education community to serve on two commissions – the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Commission and Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission. The Teaching Fellows Commission was created to determine which programs will participate and which students will receive forgivable loans starting in the 2018-19 academic year. The Teaching Fellows Read More


“Sex dread” education could be on the rise under Trump. Dan Savage is ready to fight it.

Dan Savage at Tiffany & Co in New York, New York in 2016. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co. Dan Savage has a message for liberals in the age of Donald Trump and Mike Pence: “There is a strain of the left that is really invested in show trials and purity testing and virtue signaling,” he said. “And would rather Read More