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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 »

Tweet2Quit an Effective Smoking Cessation Method: Study

Not just news alerts, micro-blogging website Twitter can help smokers kick the butt in a more efficient way than traditional methods, scientists have revealed. The team from the University of California-Irvine and Stanford University found that a real-time, fully automated, Twitter-based smoking intervention programme called “Tweet2Quit” was twice as successful at kicking the habit as those using traditional ways. “The ... Read More »

Why choose a career in engineering in India?

Everyone wants their child to become an engineer. With the JEE Mains 2016 and JEE Advanced 2016 just around the corner, many aspiring engineers are busy filling out the JEE Mains application form as well as the JEE Advanced application form. The JEE mains admit card will also be soon available, meanwhile all the students are eagerly waiting for the latest ... Read More »