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JEE Advanced Sample Papers With Solutions

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2017 is just a few days away and all IIT aspirants must be overcome with a lot of emotions right now. No matter what and how you have done in the past two years of study and preparation, it all boils down to how you perform in those final three hours. Contrary to what ... Read More »

Entrepreneur Creates Sanctuary for Bees and Bee Education

Picture a 100-acre area just covered with bees and beehives. It’s probably not a place you really want to go, right? But it’s actually an incredibly important (and real) place. Guillaume Gautherea is the entrepreneur behind this bee sanctuary in Upstate New York. The sanctuary, which he hopes to open in about a year, will provide a safe space for ... Read More »

No more cakes, pizzas, other junk food in Maharashtra school canteens

On Monday, the Maharashtra state education department issued a government resolution instructing all the schools to strike off junk food from their canteen menu. Maharashtra schools’ canteens ban junk food RELATED STORIES Ludhiana teachers asked not to wear jeans as it provocates and distracts students IIT Bombay professor bags INSA Young Scientist Award for his attempts to reduce CO2 emissions ... Read More »

Blocking social media won’t end distractions in schools

Going on social media shouldn’t have to be an after-school special. In Madison, Wisconsin, four schools opted into a pilot program to block up to 34 apps — the majority of which are social networks — from their classrooms and hallways. The new rules started on May 1, and will go on until the last day of school on June ... Read More »

Panjab University crisis: Is the varsity converting into a central institute?

The committee led by Panjab University (PU) senate member Jarnail Singh which was tasked to study the possibility of converting PU into a central institute has prepared a concept note which says that PU can retain both syndicate and senate and also the autonomy of the university would not be affected. Though a consensus is yet to reach among committee ... Read More »

From Gillard to Gonski 2.0: the twists and turns of education funding explained

David Gonski and Malcolm Turnbull announce ‘Gonski 2.0’ on Tuesday. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP From the Gillard government’s six-year needs-based school funding agreements to Malcolm Turnbull’s Gonski 2.0: how has the federal government proposed changing the funding of schools? How much is the federal government spending on schools? Canberra will spend $17.5bn this year on schools. With increases every year between ... Read More »

What education policies should the parties put in their election manifestos

Ross Sargent, parent and governor, early years centre, Cambridgeshire All the evidence suggests the more funding the better at the early years stages, and that represents the greatest return on investment. So the first thing has to be a promise not to cut in early years. I would love to see the people who are genuinely experts in education in ... Read More »

Seceding From Public Education

A letter to the editor I wrote recently on the virtues of school choice prompted some surprising feedback. My simple question—“When parents choose to patronize a school that better serves their child, why should we keep funneling billions of dollars to prop up a failing system that is serving no one well?”—elicited a lot more responses than I initially expected ... Read More »

Leaf plans merger with farm education charity

© Photofusion/Rex/Shutterstock Two of the leading farming and food educational organisations have announced they propose to merge to drive efficiencies and a strengthened joint education strategy. Leaf (Linking Environment and Farming) will join Face (Farming and Countryside Education), the leading educational charity working with schools to help young people understand the connection between farming and their daily lives. Leaf works ... Read More »

Inequality in Thai education still a major handicap

Whose fault is it that our Mathayom 6 (12th grade) students failed four out of five subjects on average in the latest round of the Ordinary National Educational Test (O-Net)? Most scored under 50% in mathematics, English, social studies and general sciences, and just scraped through on the fifth subject, Thai language. This reflects a nagging problem with Thailand’s education ... Read More »