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MPs quietly vote against compulsory sex education in schools

Conservative MPs have voted to block plans for sex and relationship education (SRE) to be made compulsory in schools. Under increasing pressure from campaigners over the past year, Education Secretary Justine Greening repeatedly suggested she was open to reforming the current Government guidance on SRE, which currently allows free schools and academies to opt out of teaching the subject in class. ... Read More »

Another education is possible in Turkey

Art critic Ayşegül Sönmez has long pursued her dream of an art school. It is now becoming a reality with a fledgling grassroots initiative. Sönmez has been a lecturer at the Fine Arts Department of Okan University for eight years, while also tutoring groups and the staff of various institutions on contemporary art and collectorship. In addition, she has a ... Read More »

Online dating booming but how much does education matter?

Online daters are most likely to contact people with the same level of education as them, but are less fussy about an intellectual match as they get older, according to QUT research. This finding was revealed in a study titled: ‘Things change with age: Educational Assortment in online dating’, conducted by QUT behavioural economists Stephen Whyte and Professor Benno Torgler. ... Read More »

Established education providers v new contenders

THE HYPE OVER MOOCs peaked in 2012. Salman Khan, an investment analyst who had begun teaching bite-sized lessons to his cousin in New Orleans over the internet and turned that activity into a wildly popular educational resource called the Khan Academy, was splashed on the cover of Forbes. Sebastian Thrun, the founder of another MOOC called Udacity, predicted in an ... Read More »

Inequality And Education In The Age Of Trump

Michael Horn ,   CONTRIBUTOR I write about transforming education through digital learning Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Fears are mounting that technology will automate and displace jobs on a scale never before seen. At the same time, despite its clear benefits, free trade does lead to the displacement of some individuals’ jobs. As a recent Harvard ... Read More »

Zaniac Franchise Teaches Math and Science with a Twist

Zaniac began in Park City, Utah, in 2012 with its first campus. Since the birth of his children, founder Paul Zane Pilzer realized what schools these days were missing: a fun location where kids could come to learn alternative methods. Zane Math, for example, is a teaching approach using paper and pencil as well as technology for customizing curricula, daily ... Read More »

The 6 education stories to watch in 2017

Original photo: Creative Commons/alamosbasement When it comes to education issues, the term “community engagement” gets tossed around a lot — and rightfully so. In order for local policy makers and educators to make greater strides toward closing the achievement gap they need to hear from those who are too often left out of these conversations. Parents, students and community members are ... Read More »

Year-Ender: Five education themes that trended in 2016

Given India’s young demographic and their linguistic characteristics, bilingual learning material is probably more relevant than ever before.The year 2016 was a vibrant one for the education sector. Several new developments took place and a gamut of themes and issues gathered pace to further transform the education landscape for the better. The two biggest beneficiaries of these changes have been ... Read More »

How liberalization changed the face of real estate and education

St. Soldier Group of Institutions chairman Anil Chopra. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: Throughout his formative years in the 1960s and ’70s, Anil Chopra had an overriding ambition: to join the Indian Army. The son of an academic father connected to the army, the olive green uniform was all he dreamt of. Back then, it was considered one of the ... Read More »

How liberalization changed the face of real estate and education

Education Minister Naftali Bennett at a meeting of his party in the Knesset, December 12, 2016. Emil Salman Bennett: Education reform will get rid of current cultural censorship in Israel Bennett set to appoint first Haredi to higher education council Who benefits from Bennett’s Jewish studies program for Israeli schools? Israeli public schools to teach ‘Jewish agriculture’ to strengthen students’ ... Read More »