Category Archives: Education

Trump Administration Considers Moving Student Loans from Education Department to Treasury

Betsy DeVos, the secretary of education. Her consideration of transferring the loan program led the student aid chief to resign. CreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York Times The Trump administration is considering moving responsibility for overseeing more than $1 trillion in student debt from the Education Department to the Treasury Department, a switch that would radically change the system that Read More


Without urgent investment in education, Iraq’s future generations risk being left behind

BAGHDAD 21 May, 2017 – The future of Iraq, its economic security and prosperity depends on increasing investment in education today. And while the price of investing in Iraq’s education sector is high, failing to do so will cost the nation far more in the future. “The Cost and Benefits of Education in Iraq” a UNICEF-supported report released today by Read More


A silent revolution in education

I am one to believe that in 2013 the sun did not shine on the education sector. A lot has been done over the decades and over the past 20 years education has seen good progress, especially in support services. In my view, there was a lot of good but also a lot of room for improvement. I think the system Read More


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Education secretary has long history of financing politics

Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s education secretary, built her political resume by raising and contributing millions of dollars to support the cause of giving parents choices on where their children go to school. The daughter of one wealthy businessman and the wife of another, DeVos has headed a series of groups that help rich contributors spend large sums on elections, Read More


Chennai students bag third place at UK-India Social Innovation Challenge 2017

Students of Chennai-based Loyola Institute of Business Administration have won the third spot in the recently held UK-India Social Innovation Challenge 2017 for their project that can provide clean water to villages affected by fluoride contamination.   The challenge was a UK-India Social Entrepreneurship Education Network (UKISEEN) initiative and witnessed a total of 50 submissions by students from universities throughout Read More


No more cakes, pizzas, other junk food in Maharashtra school canteens

On Monday, the Maharashtra state education department issued a government resolution instructing all the schools to strike off junk food from their canteen menu. Maharashtra schools’ canteens ban junk food                   On Monday, the Maharashtra state education department issued a government resolution instructing all the schools to strike off junk food or Read More


Lawmakers grapple with lunker education bill

TALLAHASSEE — At the insistence of House Speaker Richard Corcoran, numerous major changes to education policy for Florida’s K-12 public schools — from teacher bonuses and daily recess, to testing reforms and expansions for charter schools — were crammed into a single mammoth bill Friday, with $414 million in spending attached. All of the policies in the 277-page bill will pass Read More


West Bengal Class 10 and 12 board exam results expected on May 10 and May 16

Education boards in West Bengal are expected to release the results of the madhyamik or Class 10 board examination and uchha madhyamik or Class 12 examination on May 10 and May 16 respectively.     Education boards in West Bengal are expected to release the results of the madhyamik or Class 10 board examination and uchha madhyamik or Class 12 Read More


School is liberating young women, society is holding them back

On a sunny afternoon in April, Deepmala, Jyoti Maurya, and Priyanka Rai, made a triumphant return to the Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School in C block, Sangam Vihar — a year after they graduated as the toppers of their batch. Growing up, the girls reflected, is a strange experience of simultaneously expanding and contracting horizons: the growing possibilities of adult Read More


BAKER VALLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION AIMS TO AID INNOVATIVE TEACHING

A conversation among moms started Kim Mosier into researching different education models, and ultimately led to developing the Baker Valley Education Foundation. “Somewhere in my research on expeditionary learning, I came across education foundations,” said Mosier, who lives in Baker City. (Expeditionary learning is an in-depth, project-based approach. This year, fifth-graders at South Baker Intermediate School have completed several “expeditions.”) Read More