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Special needs education: giving children every chance

Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire or decades, Government policy towards children with special needs was one of denial and neglect. There was little policy or legislation. Most education was carried out by religious orders. Even as late as the 1990s, the State argued that certain groups of children with intellectual disabilities were “ineducable”. Thankfully, much has changed since. A series of ... Read More »

U.S. Hails Afghans’ Strides In Education, Urges For More Work

U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan Hugo Llorens said that Afghanistan has made significant strides in education sector over the past 15 years, urging more efforts to be undertaken in the sector so that no child in the country remains deprived of learning.  “Afghanistan has made tremendous strides in education over the last 15 years.  From 600,000 children enrolled in school in ... Read More »

South teacher advocates for education

This article is part of a series on teachers spending time in the summer to enrich their knowledge for the benefit of their students. Many teachers in Grosse Pointe commit time in the summer to attending workshops and conferences to advance their knowledge in their particular subject areas. Jacqueline Shelson, a math teacher at Grosse Pointe South High School, has ... Read More »

Imparting education to the underprivileged through digital means

Sudipta Mandal, a class V student from Jnyanodamoyee High School shares her experience, “The audio -video presentation has been a first time experience for me. The subject becomes so easy to follow when presented on a large screen. Since the inception of English Lab, I have improved my vocabulary and grammatical sense. It has also helped me a lot in ... Read More »

BLADE TO STEER SACP BUT QUIT EDUCATION?

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande File photo Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande is likely to stay on as general secretary of the SACP, and may soon be forced to relinquish his government job as members of the party push for him to focus on party affairs. The SACP will from Tuesday hold its electoral national congress; however, there is not ... Read More »

Minority education push

Muslims are educationally and socially the most backward among minorities in India. Low literacy rate apart, the difference in enrolment rate between Muslims and other communities is alarming. Average years of schooling among Muslim students is less than that of other minority communities. They also suffer from lack of access to quality education. These are the findings of an 11-member ... Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn promises lifelong free education as he demands an overhaul of the economy to stop private firms using technology to destroy jobs

Free lifelong education will be made available under Labour, Jeremy Corbyn vowed today as he demanded the state seize control of more of the economy. The Labour leader said private firms would destroy jobs if left unchecked as he warned ‘public institutions’ were needed to manage ‘rapid technological change’. In a speech to the British Chambers of Commerce, Mr Corbyn ... Read More »

IGNOU’s Move to Provide Free Education for Transpeople is Not All Good News

Photo by Daniel LofredoRota via Flickr CC 2.0   We were all cheers when Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in New Delhi introduced a third gender category in its enrollment structure. Mind you, this was in 2012, two years before the Supreme Court officially granted transgenders the third gender status. So yesterday, when IGNOU announced it’s decision to waiver all fees ... Read More »

GST’s impact on the education: Here’s how it will strike this sector

The Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is India’s biggest tax reform, will be launched at midnight. According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament’s historic Central Hall, in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee will be releasing the GST. With a motive to make the taxation process simpler by eliminating the concept of multiple taxations, the GST is ... Read More »

Schools in England cut back on teaching hours to save money

While children might be in favour of a shorter week, parents are less keen. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Schools across England are trying to save money by cutting back on teaching hours and trimming the length of their week, as the ongoing funding crisis casts a shadow over next year’s operations. While state schools face a combination of frozen budgets, rising ... Read More »