Education

What the general election will mean for education

Conservatives are likely to seek a mandate to create new grammar schools. But heads fear that education issues will be overlooked amid the furore over Brexit during the general election campaign. Education issues are likely to be overshadowed by Brexit in the coming general election campaign, headteachers have warned. Theresa May this morning called a snap election for 8 June, citing the ... Read More »

Hungarian education minister defends controversial bill

Young protesters outside the Presidential Palace in Buda Castle of Budapest on April 10, 2017, during a demonstration against a new higher education legislation | Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images After days of protests and international criticism, the Hungarian government dispatched its education minister to Brussels to defend a controversial law that critics say would effectively shutter the Central European University, funded ... Read More »

Elizabeth Warren On Student Debt Collectors And More Education News

As we head toward Tax Day, we’ve got student debt and state education plans on our minds in another edition of the NPR Ed Team’s weekly roundup. Student debt We reported at the start of the week that the total balance of student loan debt has nearly tripled in the past decade to $1.3 trillion. That growth is happening in ... Read More »

Abbott: ‘Texas will fix’ its embattled special education system

AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott suggested over the weekend that he supports an effort to increase funding, training and transparency in special education, including by permanently ending the state’s de facto cap on the percentage of students who can receive services. “Texas will fix flaws in special education beginning this week,” Abbott wrote Saturday on Twitter along with a ... Read More »

Hip-hop: Education and liberation

Whether it’s at kindergarten craft tables or lecture hall podiums, here’s what we know about great teachers: They amplify students’ voices. They seek to understand the whole student, what tickles their sense of being. They are service-oriented, often putting the needs of the classroom above their own. They work long hours for brief, informal recognition to cultivate curious, competent individuals. ... Read More »

MBA from a Quality Business School make Excellent Professionals

An MBA in a globalised and multi-cultural world has become one of the most sought after post graduate program across the globe. Modern and industry specific MBA programs in Jaipur or for that matter quality programs conducted by any other top rated business school  is a perfect combination of academic and practical knowledge aiming at developing the intellectual and managerial ... Read More »

Reality Check: Is education spending at a record level?

The claim: The government is spending record amounts on education in England. Reality Check verdict: The absolute amount of money in the pot for schools in England is at record levels but once you factor in rising pupil numbers, inflation and running costs, schools will have to cut approximately 8% from budgets by 2020. Theresa May said at Prime Minister’s ... Read More »

State lawmaker to drop controversial education bill

A state legislator who sought to shift the burden of proof in special education hearings to parents is dropping the controversial bill. “I don’t plan on pursuing it as is,” state Rep. Tom O’Dea, who represents New Canaan and Wilton, said Tuesday. The Republican lawmaker said he changed his mind after meeting with constituents from other municipalities, including Stamford, where ... Read More »

Maharashtra government appoints committee to frame guidelines for improving new colleges and courses

In order to bring up new colleges, courses, additional divisions and satellite centres, an eight-member committee has been appointed by the state government. Guidelines to be framed for improving new colleges and courses RELATED STORIES Dead rat found in midday meal, 9 admitted to hospital Shiamak Davar has a message for CBSE Board aspirants! Delhi Nursery Admissions: HC allows admission ... Read More »

‘Curb corporal punishment in schools’, Menaka Gandhi writes to HRD ministry

After the increasing cases of corporal punishments came into limelight, Maneka Gandhi has written to HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in order to curb such punishments in schools. Need to curb corporal punishment in schools RELATED STORIES Delhi Nursery Admissions: HC allows admission process to go on Shiamak Davar has a message for CBSE Board aspirants! Dead rat found in midday ... Read More »