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We want teachers to have their say on building better careers in education

‘The consultation looks at giving all teachers the chance to become leaders in their field, without necessarily taking on management responsibilities.’ Photograph: Alamy During a visit to Oakwood High School, my old comprehensive school in Rotherham, I was reminded of the role great teachers play in unlocking children’s talents. It meant a lot to me to see some of my ... Read More »

Jon Lender: Education Chief Admits Her Department’s Failures In Nepotism Snafu

James Mindek, a Department of Education administrator disciplined last year after he helped his son and a coworker’s daughter get temporary state jobs, grimaced with an “oh, c’mon” expression as Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell recounted why she imposed a 60-day unpaid suspension that cost him $24,000 in salary. “There was a use, and an abuse, and really a distortion and ... Read More »

Disabled people have right to get higher education: Supreme Court

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act provides for reservation of not less than five per cent seats for persons with benchmark disabilities.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo) People with disability have a right to get higher education and not making adequate provisions to facilitate their proper education would amount to “discrimination”, the Supreme Court said on Friday. It directed the government institutions ... Read More »

Why Joining Aakash Institute Was the Best Decision of My Life

With a goal to become engineers and doctors, a significant number of students opt science as their profession right after they appear for their 10th board examination. Students who want to have a successful career in engineering and medical fields recognize the importance of the next two years. The journey to a reputedengineering or medical university takes students through competitive ... Read More »

Knee surgery outcomes linked with education level

(Reuters Health) – Patients who live in low-income communities and lack a college education may have worse pain after knee replacement surgery than their more educated neighbors, a recent study suggests. Two years after total knee replacement surgeries, patients in poor communities who hadn’t gone to college had average pain scores that were about 10 points worse than patients in ... Read More »

Higher Education Community

ATD student members receive full membership benefits at a fraction of the regular membership rate! The ATD student member rate is for students who are either: enrolled in the equivalent of at least half-time at an accredited university or college OR active ATD chapter student members. These are also the eligibility requirements for student conference registration. Read more about Member Benefits or download ... Read More »

Akanksha Bapana’s Evaldesign aims to make education effective for all

Scientist Akansha Bapana’s research-based consulting firm focuses on effective learning for children through education programmes The government’s efforts towards the education sector in the past have been restricted to formulating a curriculum and setting up schools. That, however, is changing as policy-makers are putting in efforts of their own, and also partnering with non-government agencies to improve the efficiency of education. Evaldesign is ... Read More »

Colleges other than NITs accepting JEE MAIN Scores

JEE Main is the national level entrance exam conducted for admissions to undergraduate engineering programs at NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs. JEE Main is also the qualifying test for JEE Advanced which offers admission to IITs. Due to the vastness of syllabus and the level of competition, it is considered as one of the toughest engineering entrance examination at the ... Read More »

‘Working-class children get less of everything in education – including respect’

When Diane Reay, Cambridge University professor of education, started researching her book about working class children’s experiences of education, she had no idea just how much inequality she would uncover in state schools today. “The most important thing I found out was that we are still educating different social classes for different functions in society.” She expected to find the ... Read More »

Bigger share of aid budget for education, say MPs

Education should receive a bigger share of the UK’s overseas aid budget, a cross-party report from MPs says. The International Development Select Committee said education is vital to improving lives in the world’s poorest countries. The proportion of the UK’s aid budget spent on education was about 7% in 2015, according to MPs. Stephen Twigg, who chairs the committee, said ... Read More »