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Education report ignored: Houston

Progressive Conservative MLA Tim Houston says the Freeman report, which arose form a Department of Education consultation panel, got people excited, but has been ignored in the latest negotiations. Nova Scotia’s teachers have been without a contract for nearly two years, about the same time as the Department of Education announced a six-person panel to deal with the state of ... Read More »

Former House education chair talks ESSA, accountability, responsibility to educate all

ucation policy is among the most controversial, often inspiring the most impassioned opinions of all of the federal policy areas. Few have had a front-row seat to the changes in federal education policy over the last 40 years like former Rep. George Miller, who was first sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives in 1975, and served as the chair ... Read More »

Budget 2017: Spend on education sector seen falling short

Sidhartha Shukla Moneycontrol Budget 2017-18 was billed as ‘no-nonsense’ by many, but its impact on the education sector is not yet clear. The government has allocated roughly Rs 80,000 crore for the sector, about 10 percent higher than last year. While the number may seem huge, one has to view it in proportion to the total expenditure. Compared to peers, India ... Read More »

Canara Bank signs MoU with HRD Ministry to start higher education financing agency

MUMBAI, FEB 16:   Canara Bank on Thursday said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to operationalise the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA). In September 2016, the Union Cabinet had approved the establishment of HEFA to give a major push for the creation of high quality infrastructure/capital assets in premier educational institutions. ... Read More »

Native American Students Sue The U.S. Government Over Dismal Education

MANLEY099 VIA GETTY IMAGES Kindergarten student Taylor P. has only spent a short period of time in school, but already the experience has been traumatic. Taylor, who attends school on her Havasupai Native American reservation in Arizona, is regularly left unsupervised in class, according to a new lawsuit filed today by nine of the school’s students. Once, when her kindergarten teacher was ... Read More »

Why the Supreme Court special education case about a boy with autism is so sickening

(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) There is something sickening about a case the Supreme Court just heard about a boy with autism and what level of public education he — and other students with disabilities — deserve. Here’s some background: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a federal law requiring public schools to provide children with disabilities a “free appropriate public ... Read More »

Bring sports, education under one umbrella: K.P. Rao

VIJAYAWADA: Senior sports administrator K.P. Rao on Thursday said that Andhra Pradesh Government’s decision to merge sports and youth under one department, as per suggestions of made by officials of the youth department, will not augur well for sports and games. He said world over in several developed countries sports and education were brought under one umbrella. “Sports is part ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi to review progress on education reforms

The HRD ministry is considering making allocations for education schemes such as Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and mid-day meals performance-based. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The human resources development (HRD) ministry will brief the prime minister’s office (PMO) on the status of two key education initiatives mentioned in last year’s budget on which it has made significant progress in the past month. ... Read More »

Ensuring Education for All Children

For most children, school is their home away from home. There they form friendships, socialize, grow, and learn.  Children and their families rely on teachers, principals, and other school staff to nurture and protect them when away from home.  And families and educators have a shared responsibility to work together and ensure that schools are safe environments for all, including ... Read More »

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 »