Category Archives: Education

UPSC prelims 2017 results declared: Here are the next steps for mains

UPSC Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2017 will be held from 28th October 2017. Photo: HT New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) declared results of the Civil Services Examination (Preliminary) on Thursday. The results can be checked on UPSC official website: www.upsc.gov.in. Here is a step-by-step guide to know about the steps to followed up: • In accordance with the rules of Read More


R.I. education chief emphasizes return to teaching, not testing

This fall, 20 principals will partner with Hasbro and the National Institute for School Leadership to deepen their leadership abilities. Later, Rhode Island superintendents will engage in a similar training program with CVS and the state Department of Education. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As Rhode Island Education Commissioner Ken Wagner enters his third year he discussed some of his priorities for Read More


Education as key to national development

PHOTO: imeela.com Education is in dire straits in Nigeria. More than 10 million children are out of school across the nation. The federal budget always falls short of the requisite 26 per cent recommended by UNESCO for developing nations. It is a well-known fact that “education is power,” but Nigeria continues to treat the subject of education with abject levity. Read More


Trump is donating his second-quarter salary to the Department of Education

President Donald Trump is donating his second-quarter White House salary of $100,000 to the Department of Education, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Wednesday. “It’s that time again, as many of you have probably noticed, … for us to announce where the president will be donating his quarterly salary,” Sanders said. “This quarter the president will be donating his salary Read More


Rihanna meets with French President to talk education for girls

The singer said the meeting was “incredible.” Rihanna met with French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron yesterday (July 26) to talk about global education. The singer is the global ambassador for Global Partnership for Education as well as founder of the Clara Lionel Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds education and health programs for impoverished communities across the Read More


NC STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVES $2.5 MILLION BUDGET CUT

RALEIGH (WTVD) — Budget cuts mandated by the General Assembly led the State Board of Education to approve $2.5 million in reductions to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) on Tuesday.Public education advocates say the cuts will most negatively affect the state’s smaller, more rural school districts who depend on DPI to provide personnel training and support. The board’s unanimous Read More


New Apple ad does some voice-first education with The Rock and Siri

How do you teach people how to use an interface that’s invisible? That’s been the marketing communications problem for Apple since the day Siri became the first big mass-market voice assistant. They’ve taken stab after stab at it. The splash page that offers Siri suggestions if you activate it and don’t say anything. TV spots; tool tips; App Store promotions Read More


Are MOOCs, Bootcamps and Other Alternative Education Options Effective?

The U.S. Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C. (USCHOOLS/GETTY IMAGES) New study raises questions about certificate programs, bootcamps, as Congress considers increased support for them By Kara Voght The House has passed one bill, and is likely to pass another, that would provide funding for people to enroll in certificate programs, apprenticeships, bootcamps and other technical education programs. But a new study Read More


More education will lead to fewer child brides, healthier children

Child marriage virtually puts an end to a girl’s education, says a report by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)   Over 13 million adolescent girls between 10 and 19 years – equivalent to the population of South Sudan – were married in India in 2011, according to census data, but fewer literate women were Read More


Delhi University’s big debate: On campus vs Off campus, which is better?

Delhi University (DU) admissions are no small feat. Even if you have managed to bag a seat in a college, what’s sure to follow, is the discussion among friends on who is getting to live a more happening life — one’s on campus or those who are in off-campus colleges? Here are some talking points on which students begin their Read More