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Enabling access to vocational education can help bring down income inequality

A file photo of Maruti Suzuki’s centre of excellence for automobile skill training. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint Mumbai: As automation threatens to take away jobs, workers without skills for new jobs are likely to be hit the hardest. Focusing on vocational training rather than university education may be a better way to deal with this challenge, according to a new National Bureau ... Read More »

An ESF education is for life

  It was no exaggeration when Jal Shroff called King George V School (KGV) “his school”. As a former student of KGV who had spent nine years chairing the Foundation, he ensured that his children also attended KGV and in September 2017 his granddaughter Mia will start in the same school. “I can still remember the days when girls and ... Read More »

New schools lead Macarthur’s education transformation

We want the roads, we want the rail, but most of all; we want a world-class education system for our children. The Macarthur region is set to see a mass of new schools constructed, particularly in the growth area of Camden and upgrades to existing schools to cater for the masses of young families. The Camden area, where the population ... Read More »

The Groups Fighting for Girls’ Education in India

JAISALMER, INDIA—Once a year, the history lecturer Vijay Kumar Ballani and his colleagues go door-to-door in this rural village, imploring parents to send their children to a cinderblock complex that lacks classroom space, bathrooms, and desks.  He gives the same stock speech. “Education is free, lunch is free, books are free, sanitary napkins are free,’’ Ballani tells parents, urging them ... Read More »

How opening schools to real competition can improve education

In the quality of overall education, SA ranks in the bottom six in the world, while in maths and science SA is second-last, says the writer. Picture: JACKIE CLAUSEN The investigation of Vodacom by the Competition Commission for alleged abuse of dominance raises an obvious question about the quality of education in SA: if a telecoms monopoly is bad for ... Read More »

Education funding boost ‘bypasses sport’

A school principal has expressed disappointment a funding increase for education will not be used to save a school sports scheme. Some £10m of extra money for education was reallocated on by the finance department on Wednesday. But the primary school sports curriculum is still to be axed at the end of the month, causing 50 job cuts. Kevin Donaghy from ... Read More »

Room to Read: Bringing in change through education

Sourav Banerjee, country director for Room to Read. Photo: Pradeep Gaur New Delhi: A team of 600 people spread across nine states. One vision that binds them together—bringing quality to education. Room to Read, a non-profit for children’s literacy and girls’ education with a presence across Asia and Africa, believes that to bring change in the world, it is important to ... Read More »

Education bubble: Are you getting value for the money you’re spending for a college degree?

Is there real value in what we are getting from the education system or has it been artificially created in the minds of the people who see education as their way of buying security? (Getty Images) Is higher education a bubble or do people realise the intrinsic value of going to college for higher studies, and see this as a ... Read More »

Host the national flag and sing national anthem daily at madrassas: MP Education Minister

After making an announcement few days back that MP’s Satna district students will answer the roll call by saying Jai Hind instead of Yes Sir or Yes Ma’am from October 1, School Education minister Vijay Shah has come up with another instruction. On Friday, he asked madrassas in the state to hoist the national flag and sing national anthem daily. ... Read More »

Tech firm Smartron collaborates with University of Southern California for research on education through technology

A partnership has been established between the Indian tech firm Smartron and University of Southern California for research on education by using wearables and machine learning technologies. The partnership with USC’s Centre for Human Applied Reasoning and the Internet of Things (CHARIOT) will focus on understanding the influence on learning when smartphones and sensors are used. About tBand Smartron’s ‘tBand’ ... Read More »