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How women created some of the world’s biggest education tech companies

The Department for Education has unveiled plans to build “the best edtech ecosystem in the world”. Photograph: John Birdsall/Alamy Stock Photo/Alamy Stock Photo Everything’s going digital, and that includes education. From homework management apps to virtual reality geometry lessons, there’s plenty on offer from companies competing for a slice of the sizeable global market for online learning. Education technology (edtech) exports Read More


Budget 2019: New education policy on anvil, says Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government will bring a new national educational policy and ₹400 crore has been provided for world class institutions. Presenting the first Budget of the Modi government in its second term, she said a draft legislation for higher education commission will be presented. India has potential to become educational hub, she said while proposing Study Read More


‘Education is Under Fire’ in Afghanistan, the U.N. Children’s Agency Says

Schools in Afghanistan saw the number of attacks triple in a year, according to UNICEF, stoking further concern of deteriorating security and access to education in the country. According to a report released Monday, there were 192 attacks on schools in 2018, up from 68 in 2017. UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore called the attacks senseless, adding that “education is under fire” Read More


Eastern Innovation Spree: Indian Schools Are Making Students The ‘Technology Drivers’

Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi met with students from the Russian educational centre Sirius and talented Indian children. Over the years, technology has touched every aspect of human life. And the education system is a significant part of it. The importance of technology today has reached such a level that it is getting imperative for students to learn about the Read More


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‘It’s dangerous’: full chaos of funding cuts in England’s schools revealed

The impact of the funding crisis in England’s schools is laid bare in a Guardian investigation that reveals a system falling apart at the seams, with teachers covering for canteen staff and cleaners while essential funds are raised by parent donations and “charity” non-uniform days. Teachers and parents who responded to a Guardian callout complained there was not enough money even for basics Read More


IAS Preparation for 2019

The notification for the Civil Services Examination will be published by the UPSC next week. Before the examination cycle for IAS begins, here are a few things to remember for UPSC aspirants: Eligibility: Make sure that you fulfil all IAS eligibility conditions before applying. Keep all documents handy just in case. Choice of Centre: Apply early to get the centre Read More


International education boom predicted, despite decline in Chinese students

New analysis predicts Australian universities will continue to enjoy “booming” demand from international students despite a forecast drop from China, which dominates the market. While Australia is predicted to this year overtake Britain and become second only to the US as the most popular destination for international students, the analysis notes the dangers of over-reliance on China and the opportunities to Read More


Education, Toothpaste, And The Illusion Of Choice

Many hot topics in education have cooled, but the debate on school choice can still send off sparks.  Unfortunately, they only divert attention from a hidden problem that afflicts virtually all schools. At a recent event hosted by the Washington Post, education reform critic Diane Ravitch called the charter movement “a hoax” that only drains funds from traditional public schools. Read More


BPUT, Odisha Announces Ph.D Entrance Exam Schedule

BPUT Announces Ph.D Entrance Exam Schedule New Delhi:  Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Odisha will conduct entrance exam for PhD admission on December 16, 2018. The exam will be held in two shifts: 10.30 am to 11.30 am and 11.45 am to 12.45 pm. In the first shift the exam will be held for compulsory paper- research methodology and Read More


Emerging Trends To Watch Out For in the Indian Education Sector

Today the Indian education sector has reached a certain turning point where many educators and institutions are shifting their focus on redesigning content and achieving better learning outcomes. They are integrating new technologies into the education system and when we look at the results, these new systems are creating a huge impact among students and learners. We are now seeing Read More