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Billionaires gaining too much influence on public education | Opinion

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have used their wealth to promote their own agenda about education in the United States. When President Trump nominated Betsy DeVos, a woman with no degree or experience in education, as U.S. Secretary of Education, defenders of public education organized an unprecedented effort to fight her confirmation. Unfortunately, her stunning display ... Read More »

Exclusive: Excluded pupils denied education that is their legal right

There are at least 29 local authorities where not all excluded pupils are provided with full-time education they are legally entitled to Permanently excluded pupils in some areas of the country are not being provided with the full-time education to which they are legally entitled, figures obtained by Tes show. Three authorities are only providing around half of their permanently excluded pupils with ... Read More »

UNHCR report highlights education crisis for refugee children

Hakizimana Lydiella, 13, is a young refugee at Mahama camp in Rwanda’s Eastern province, where school-age refugees are integrated into the national school system alongside Rwandan students.  © UNHCR/Anthony Karumba GENEVA – More than 3.5 million refugee children aged 5 to 17 did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says ... Read More »

New York education leaders: Scrap charter school teacher proposal

Chancellor elect Betty Rosa, left, speaks with Commissioner of Education Maryellen Elia, right, after her election during a meeting of the New York State Board of Regents on Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Education Department building in Albany, N.Y. Rosa will take office on April 1st replacing Merryl H. Tisch. (Skip Dickstein/Times Union) ALBANY — The state’s top education ... Read More »

Keep politics out of education

Colleges need to be freed from the control of the government The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) has come under huge criticism after the death of 17-year-old student S. Anitha from Tamil Nadu, who failed to clear the examination. People against NEET argue that the exam imposes unreasonable demands on students from rural areas who follow a lighter syllabus. Its supporters, ... Read More »

Blue Whale Challenge: Bengal Education Minister instructs schools to ban cell phones

After reports of increasing suicide cases surfaced, Partha Chatterjee, West Bengal Education Minister has directed all schools in the state to ensure that students do not carry mobile phones in classes.   Representative image After reports of increasing suicide cases surfaced, Partha Chatterjee, West Bengal Education Minister has directed all schools in the state to ensure that students do not ... Read More »

Success In GCC Education Requires Savvy Deal-Making And Execution

Rising demand for education in the GCC is driving an investment boom in the sector. The number of announced private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions in education increased three-fold in the past decade, which resulted in the sector ranking second in private equity transactions of all sectors in the Middle East from 2011 to 2015. Although rising demand in ... Read More »

ANALYSIS: WAEC rating highlights dwindling fortunes of education in South-west Nigeria

Historically, western education entered the country through the South-west of Nigeria. The colonial authorities initially concentrated their activities in the Lagos area before moving down south along the coastal cities. They were not at the time involved in the operation and funding of education. Scholars have suggested that formal western education began in Nigeria in 1842 at the primary level ... Read More »

State floats ambitious education plan to secure federal dollars

CONCORD – The way New Hampshire measures the educational progress of its K-12 students is about to undergo a major overhaul, largely in response to new federal legislation. No Child Left Behind is history, but in its place Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the Every Child Succeeds Act, which requires school districts across the country receiving federal funds to ... Read More »

Heart disease: Staying in education ‘could slash YOUR risk by substantial amount’

The study suggests that doing a three year degree course at university reduces the risk of heart disease by around a third. The findings, published by The BMJ, provide the strongest evidence to date that increasing the number of years that people spend in the education system may lower their risk of developing coronary heart disease by a “substantial” amount. ... Read More »