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Education gap works against regions

NAPLAN testing and other research shows children in Australia’s mainland capitals start Prep with a headstart that carries all the way through their school life. The gap is pronounced by the end of high school, when rural and regional students are less likely to gain their leavers’ certificate. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show two-thirds of city dwellers have completed ... Read More »

Rating the teacher education rating systems: New study finds leading programs fall short

Washington, D.C. (4/10/2016) – State and federal regulators use a variety of evaluation systems intended to improve teacher quality by “holding teacher education accountable” through assessments and ratings or rankings – of states, institutions, programs and teacher candidates themselves. A new Boston College study of four leading systems used to evaluate teacher preparation programs has found the systems lack evidence-based ... Read More »

From inequality to immigration, new report examines what will shape future education

TRENDS Shaping Education 2016 is a new OECD work which looks at major social, demographic, economic and technological trends affecting education. The first edition of the book was published in 2008 and two subsequent editions were published in 2010 and 2013. The 2016 edition has been extended to include new countries and emerging economies including Brazil, China, India and the ... Read More »

Discussion on National Education Policy

Suraksha-Swaraksha has organised a discussion on the National Education Policy at Rotary Hall on Sunday. Former vice-chancellors, professors, heads of various educational institutions, and educationists are expected to take part in the programme. Dr. K. Chidananda Gowda, former V-C of Kuvempu University, will inaugurate the programme. Prof. Anirudh B. Deshpande, former member, Planning Board, UGC and former executive member of ... Read More »

State failed to utilise Rs 129 cr education fund: CAG

The state Education Department has failed to utilise Rs 129.80 crore under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) which was 37 per cent of the sanctioned amount of Rs 348 crore during 2010-15.Against the approved outlay of Rs 444.42 crore for 2010-15, the total availability of fund was Rs 348 crore of which Rs 218.67 crore was utilised and out ... Read More »

Mission High and the Education Culture War

Mission High and the Education Culture War Mission High : One School, How Experts Tried to Fail It, and the Students and Teachers Who Made it Triumph author: Kristina Rizga Natalia Mehlman Petrzela on Mission High : One School, How Experts Tried to Fail It, and the Students and Teachers Who Made it Triumph Mission High and the Education Culture ... Read More »

Leaked report points to serious failures in Education

A leaked government report on a rushed reform of Tonga’s education system in 2015 reveals confusion and concern within the Ministry and points to serious systemic failures that will take years to sort out. But the report, which apparently upset the Prime Minister, has not been officially released. The leaked report highlights problems that the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) ... Read More »

Utah Governor Signs Two Education Bills with Promising Programs for Students

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 21: Utah Republican Gov. Gary Herbert gives remarks during the National Governors Association dinner and reception in the State Dining Room of the White House February 21, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo : Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images) Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed two education bills promising programs that will benefit students. The ceremonial copies he signed ... Read More »

Sisodia’s right: Improve public school education to genuinely empower marginalised sections

One can be forgiven for wondering if the idea behind Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s tokenist odd-even scheme is to inconvenience the public so much that they give up asking questions about the city’s bad air, the worst in the world. But his deputy, Manish Sisodia, is on to an idea that deserves airing by politicians nationwide. Of course airing ... Read More »

What’s the point of education?

Credit: Shutterstock/arka38. All rights reserved. There are moments when, far from home, I long for the company of my own kind. Sometimes a simple grave will do. It was quite by chance that I discovered the renowned writer, radical educator and fellow Scot A.S. Neill had died in the Suffolk coastal village of Aldeburgh—less than an hour’s drive from where ... Read More »