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Technology will bring ‘revolutionary changes’ in education sector: Ram Madhav

Technology will bring ‘revolutionary changes’ in education sector: Ram Madhav

NEW DELHI: There would be “revolutionary changes” in education sector with the use of technology and the Internet in the future, BJP general secretary Ram Madhavsaid today, and asked whether teachers were ready to face the challenge. “Ten years from now, you will be seeing a totally different education in the world. There won’t be classrooms any more. You need [...]

November 25, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Technology will bring ‘revolutionary changes’ in education sector: Ram Madhav

Education cuts are a false economy – please, Theresa May, reconsider

Education cuts are a false economy – please, Theresa May, reconsider

Last week my son brought home a letter from the head of his comprehensive, outlining the curriculum reorganisation it is pushing through because the school has run out of money. Administration staff have already been made redundant, and teaching posts are under threat. If the current government is re-elected the funding squeeze will continue, the [...]

May 27, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Education cuts are a false economy – please, Theresa May, reconsider

‘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

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 [...]

May 22, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Department of Education must end the billion-dollar student loan collection boondoggle

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

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 [...]

May 2, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Aust education plan makes NZ unhappy

Malala receives highest UN honour to promote girls education

Malala receives highest UN honour to promote girls education

UNITED NATIONS, APR 11:   Men should not clip the “wings of women and let them fly”, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai said as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres designated her as the youngest-ever ‘Messenger of Peace’. “The role of men, fathers and brothers is really important. There were so many girls just like me in Swat Valley [...]

April 11, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Malala receives highest UN honour to promote girls education

A SPRINGTIME OF HOPE FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION

A SPRINGTIME OF HOPE FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION

Recent announcements out of two Catholic colleges appear to provide both good news and bad news about the state of Catholic higher education. But even in the bad news, one can find reasons for hope. First, the good news. In early February, my alma mater, Thomas Aquinas College in Southern California, announced that it was [...]

April 11, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A SPRINGTIME OF HOPE FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION

There’s A Lot To Be Done In Education Sector

There’s A Lot To Be Done In Education Sector

The main highlight of the Budget 2017-18, presented by the Union finance minister on February 1, 2017, in the education sector is the move to enable students to access high-quality education resources. The government has decided to use DTH channels to provide at least 350 online courses available on the ‘Swayam’ platform to students. Currently, [...]

March 8, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on There’s A Lot To Be Done In Education Sector

Education and the Constitution of India

Education and the Constitution of India

The desert and the icy Arctic landscape have an identical effect on people. An effect that cuts out the social subterfuge in conversations. I experienced that for years in north Sweden, and now in the Thar. The immediate, matter-of-fact dousing of pretences about casteism was unlikely in other places. Here in the Thar, with sand [...]

February 16, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Education and the Constitution of India

Education Secretary DeVos pledges support for magnet schools

Education Secretary DeVos pledges support for magnet schools

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday pledged support for magnet schools in a bid to repair ties with proponents of public education in the wake of a bruising confirmation battle, but also slammed her critics for rejecting innovation and change. In one of her first public speeches since taking office last week, DeVos [...]

February 16, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Education Secretary DeVos pledges support for magnet schools

Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward

The implementation of restrictions barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the US is only the latest mini-tsunami in what will be a sea change in patterns of higher education internationalisation. Not every Western country is turning against internationalisation. Canada, for instance, is keeping its doors open and expanding programmes for international mobility, [...]

February 16, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Global higher education might turn upside down as West turns inward