Category Archives: Education

Alumni call on MIT to champion artificial intelligence education

In the weeks before the launch of the MIT Intelligence Quest, an initiative that will advance the science and engineering of human and machine intelligence, School of Engineering graduates were asked: “What positive role can MIT play in the AI revolution?” Alumni urged MIT to energize the artificial intelligence community, including people in industry, academia, and the government, around a Read More

In Her Words: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Assesses a Year on the Job

Betsy DeVos, the secretary of education, at an event in support of Nation School Choice Week on Capitol Hill in January. CreditErin Schaff for The New York Times For a year now, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been trying to give away her $199,700 salary. With every government-issued paycheck, which she pledged she would not take, the billionaire cabinet secretary grew Read More

Chinese Philanthropist Awards The Biggest Education Prizes Ever

Yidan Prize winners with Charles Chen Yidan: Vicky Colbert (left) and Carol Dweck. Charles Chen Yidan, cofounder of Tencent, the Chinese internet holding company with a market cap of $500 billion, was in New York yesterday to talk about the first-ever Yidan Prize for Education. Chen, 48, stepped down as Tencent’s chief administrative officer in 2013. He said he decided to Read More

When School Choice Is Too Little, Too Late

For decades, we’ve relied on the K–12 public schools to ensure opportunity for all children and to develop strong future generations of Americans. Yet despite years of “school reform” along with much-increased spending, achievement gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged children have remained persistently large. Indeed, growing armies of school reformers agree on just one thing: We’re still leaving way too Read More

Rihanna Calls on World Leaders to Fund Education for the World’s Poorest Children

Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna presentation at Callao Cinemas on Sept. 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.   Fotonoticias/FilmMagic/Getty Images Rihanna is leveraging her Twitter power to urge world leaders to financially commit to educating children in the world’s poorest countries while she takes part in an international conference in Senegal. In her role as ambassador for the Global Read More

UK raises overseas education aid by 50%

The UK is promising funding to keep 880,000 children in school in poorer countries The UK will increase aid for education in developing countries by 50% to £75m per year, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt will promise. The government has faced criticism over its commitment to overseas aid – and this announcement marks a new emphasis on supporting education projects. Read More

JKBOSE Class 10 Annual Regular/ Private Result For Leh Division (Winter Zone) Declared

JKBOSE Class 10 Annual Result For Leh Division (Winter Zone) Declared; Know How To Check NEW DELHI:  Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has declared the annual class 10 exam result for Leh division- winter zone. Results have been declared for both regular and private candidates. Candidates awaiting the result can check the same at the official website of Read More

Panel To Be Formed To Review Progress Of IIT Research Parks: Prakash Javadekar

Panel To Be Formed To Review Progress Of IIT Research Parks: Prakash Javadekar CHENNAI:  The HRD Ministry has decided to form a panel to review the progress of research parks at IITs across the country, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said today. The government has funded research parks at Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, Gandhinagar, Kharagpur, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Guwahati and Delhi Read More

Students Take Pledge To Save Environment

Students Take Pledge To Save Environment KOLKATA: Students from 50 city schools today took a pledge to make their neighbourhood litter-free which will contribute in saving the environment. Around 250 students took part at the first ever Inter-School Environment Meet where the pledge was taken. “We are witnessing dumping of waste materials on streets every day and we can sensitise Read More

Gujarat High Court Directs Schools To Reserve 25% Seats For Poor Children Under RTE Act

Gujarat HC Directs Schools To Reserve 25% Seats For Poor Children NEW DELHI: The Gujarat High Court, yesterday, directed the state government to make sure that schools which are affiliated with the state board should implement the 25 per cent reservation for poor children as per the Right to Education (RTE) Act. The schools have been asked to begin the Read More