Category Archives: Education

Madarsas should also impart modern education: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan

Chouhan said children should be given modern education besides religious training to make them good human beings.(HT File Photo) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged the madarsas to impart modern education to students along with religious training. Chouhan, while addressing the 20th foundation day of Madhya Pradesh Madarsa Board here on Friday, also announced to raise the annual Read More

NITI Aayog’s Three-Year Action Plan Promotes Inequality In Education Instead Of Solving It

FUSE The 9th of August saw thousands of scientists take to the streets in defence of the scientific temper and against budget cuts and the proliferation of pseudoscience that has plagued various fields of knowledge and academia within the country. Just a few months before the protests came the NITI Aayog’s three-year action plan which contained within it a section on higher education reform. Though Read More

MissionU raises $8.5M to build an alternative one-year education program

Adam Braun, a consultant-turned-educational non-profit founder, will say he’s had a lot of good fortune that’s helped him position himself in a way to see the education system from a birds-eye view — and hopes he can help address the problem of student debt with a venture-backed startup. That’s why Braun, with his experience at Bain and then at Pencils Read More

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Survey: Millennials hold complex views on education

Millennials have surprising views on education, new data suggests, with no fixed ideology and, in many cases, attitudes about higher education that defy the popular idea that “college is for everyone.” Asked about the best ways to improve K-12 education, they propose a fairly traditional set of policy solutions: Increase school funding. Improve teacher training. Increase teacher pay. But most millennials Read More

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Minister’s threat of fines ‘not enough’ to curb university salaries

The vice-chancellor of Oxford University, Prof Louise Richardson, compared her pay with that of bankers. Photograph: David Hartley/Rex/Shutterstock Government threats to fine universities that pay their vice-chancellors more than £150,000 without justification have been criticised for not going far enough. The universities minister, Jo Johnson, told the annual conference of Universities UK (UUK) that “leadership and restraint” was needed, and Read More

This start-up fled the high cost of Silicon Valley to help non-tech workers get an education

Guild Education co-founders Rachel Carlson (CEO) and Brittany Stich. Start-ups typically flock to Silicon Valley to cozy up to venture investors and tap into local tech talent. But Guild Education, which was founded in 2015 at Stanford University, left San Francisco as soon as its founders realized the cost of living and hiring there could hamper the company’s growth. “We have a Read More

Agenda: In education, people matter more than systems

By Marc Lambert, CEO, Scottish Book Trust AS a new school year starts, we can be sure of one thing: that the question of what to do about our state education system will remain at the top of our agendas. This is not just because, as a country, we have always prized education enough to argue productively about its purposes Read More

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Join forces in community to move Detroit education ahead

I am writing in response to Nancy Kaffer’s recent article, “Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti to charters: Come at me, bro” on Aug. 23. As the CEO of University Prep Schools, one of Detroit’s longest-standing, nonprofit public charter school systems, I believe it’s time we end the charter school versus non-charter school rhetoric and join forces as community leaders, educators and Read More

Illinois Lawmakers Give Students More Opportunities in Education

In the throes of a debate about how much taxpayer money would go to Illinois public schools, state lawmakers have agreed to provide students more educational options. On Thursday, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signature created a program that allows for up to $75 million in tax credit-eligible contributions to K-12 private school scholarship organizations. Under the law, individuals and businesses can Read More

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Teachers ‘£5,000 a year worse off under Tories’

‘It’s no surprise schools face a recruitment crisis.’ Angela Rayner, shadow education secretary. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Observer Teachers are more than £5,000 a year worse off on average in real terms than in 2010 – according to analysis of official data showing the effect of years of pay restraint on the profession. With millions of children returning to Read More