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‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

Across the US, thousands of college graduates are taking the final steps in their education. A lot has happened since they were born in the mid-1990s, and perhaps no one has seen the effects of those changes on future generations than teachers. Business Insider spoke with a handful of elementary, middle, and high school teachers [...]

May 25, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on ‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

Engineering students relieved by easier JEE (Advanced) papers

Engineering students relieved by easier JEE (Advanced) papers

Around 1.71 lakh engineering aspirants on Sunday took the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) across 500 centres in the country and abroad. Most of the students found the exam papers, especially the mathematics section, easier than previous papers. A total of 2.2 lakh candidates who appeared for JEE (Main) test, held on April 8, were shortlisted [...]

May 23, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Engineering students relieved by easier JEE (Advanced) papers

Department of Education must end the billion-dollar student loan collection boondoggle

Department of Education must end the billion-dollar student loan collection boondoggle

Getty Images In the last month, the contracting process for companies vying to be one of the U.S. Department of Education’s debt collectors has spiraled into chaos. Companies that didn’t make the final cut or were fired for misleading student loan borrowers are suing the Department, and the judge overseeing the litigation has issued an [...]

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Wanted to drop out of school, Bharatpur labourer’s son scores 98% in Class 12

Wanted to drop out of school, Bharatpur labourer’s son scores 98% in Class 12

Seventeen-year-old Amit Kumar, son of a labourer from Bharatpur, emerged as one of the top scorers in the science stream with 98.2% marks in the Class 12 exams of the Rajasthan Board, the results of which were announced on Monday. Amit scored 100 each in Chemistry and Mathematics and 97 in Physics. The Board did [...]

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What drives Indians to be racist towards students from Africa

What drives Indians to be racist towards students from Africa

African students who have staked all to come to study in universities in India have been facing different levels of racist attacks. Some recent incidents of such attacks were reported in Noida, where students of a private university were attacked by mobs outside the campus. The attackers called the African students Nigerians, which has become [...]

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PSEB Class 12 results: Fighting all odds, these girls studied their way to success

PSEB Class 12 results: Fighting all odds, these girls studied their way to success

They rose above their grim financial conditions, overcame all odds and defied stereotypes to come with flying colours in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class-12 exams, results of which were declared on Saturday. Meet Rajni Kumari, Sumandeep Kaur and Ruksana Bano, who have topped the Jalandhar district in non-medical, commerce and humanities streams, respectively. [...]

May 15, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on PSEB Class 12 results: Fighting all odds, these girls studied their way to success

MH CET law admissions 2017: Admit cards released, download them here

MH CET law admissions 2017: Admit cards released, download them here

The Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra on Tuesday released the admit cards of candidates for the Common Entrance Test (MH CET) for admission to three and five years law degree courses in the state. The Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra on Tuesday released the admit cards of candidates for the Common Entrance Test (MH CET) [...]

May 11, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on MH CET law admissions 2017: Admit cards released, download them here

No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

Punjab’s director for public instructions (DPI), secondary, has written to all district education officers (DEOs) and principals to ensure that teachers wear decent clothes to school. The motivation behind the orders is cited as complaints by parents of students about teachers, particularly women, wearing “provocative”, “glittery” and “fashionable” clothes. The order says in Punjabi: “Sarkari [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

Pictured, left to right, are Coterie Club’s Betty Mobley, Sharon Camp Williams, Margaret Cibele and guest speaker Gary Patterson. Posted Friday, May 5, 2017 10:00 pm The Coterie Club of Kilgore met April 27 at the home of Sharon Camp Williams who hosted a lovely patio brunch. Co-hostess Margaret Cibele provided and served the delicious [...]

May 6, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

3 Indian journalists to get International Health Media Fellowship

3 Indian journalists to get International Health Media Fellowship

Three Indian journalists – Dinesh C Sharma (middle), Vidya Krishnan (left) and Nabeela Khan – have been selected this year for the International Health Media Fellowships awarded by the Australian high commission and DataLEADS. Three Indian journalists – Dinesh C Sharma, Vidya Krishnan and Nabeela Khan – have been selected this year for the International [...]

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Aust education plan makes NZ unhappy

Aust education plan makes NZ unhappy

The federal government has got New Zealand offside with its proposed tertiary education changes. Next week’s federal budget will include measures to claw back $2.8 billion from the sector by increasing student course fees and imposing an efficiency dividend on universities. But the government also plans to deny commonwealth subsides to NZ students, meaning they [...]

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Call for more championing of NZ’s PhD scheme

Call for more championing of NZ’s PhD scheme

This is the argument laid out in New Zealand’s PhD tuition strategy for international students 2005-2015, a holistic analysis– a paper by the international director at the University of Aukland, Brett Berquist. In the paper, Berquist argues that the program has boosted the country’s research output and higher education reputation as well as offset the [...]

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