Category Archives: Education

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

Fairmont native honored for commitment to education

Donna Peduto, second from left, is being honored yet again for her commitment to education in West Virginia. ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A native and current resident of Fairmont, West Virginia, has been awarded the National Council of State Boards of Education’s David Kysilko Award. Donna Peduto is being honored for her commitment to improving education in West Virginia, her service Read More

Education secretary to head private schools regulatory body

Earlier a minister was supposed to head the institution. PHOTO: FILE PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has amended the recently promulgated Private School Regularity Authority Bill-2017, allowing the regulatory body to be headed by the secretary elementary and secondary education department. Under the original bill passed by the provincial assembly, K-P Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education was supposed to head the Read More