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Cognizant To Invest USD 100 Mn In US Tech Education

Cognizant announced the formation of a new  non-profit foundation to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and digital education and skills initiatives for professionals and students in the US. The foundation will be established with an initial grant of $100 million.   As a rapidly growing global company providing consulting, digital, technology and business process services, Cognizant is one of ... Read More »

How hospitality education can help create leaders today for tomorrow’s industries

Hospitality education aims to shape graduates that are passionate, proficient, and ready to tackle tomorrow’s challenges head-on. Today, more than ever, education – or, more importantly, what we define as good education – is one of the most important topics in our society. It’s a topic we go back to time and time again as we choose a future to pursue, tirelessly ... Read More »

Post-Weinstein, a discussion of professional ethics in drama education is badly needed

This week, The Stage released a study showing that of more than 1,000 theatre professionals and drama students surveyed, 40 per cent reported that they had been bullied, 31 per cent reported having encountered sexual harassment, and 8 per cent claimed to have been sexually assaulted. Respondents repeatedly referred to the fact that such behaviour was “ingrained into the theatre culture”. Why is this ... Read More »

Why fixing the Arab world’s education crisis is Queen Rania’s top priority

Urgent action needs to be taken to fix the education crisis afflicting the Arab region, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan told CNBC on Thursday. The Jordanian royal highlighted how over 15 million children in the region don’t go to school and that providing them with access to quality education could improve their lives. “Our region has had its fair ... Read More »

Sergeant Bluff-Luton gets state education honor

Guidance counselor Christine Zarkos talks to students at Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School in a January 2017 file photo. The state Department of Education on Friday presented the high school with a Breaking Barriers Award for its work with students who come from low socio-economic backgrounds. SERGEANT BLUFF — The Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School has been picked for a notable award given ... Read More »

Work to Pick New Missouri Education Leader Stalls

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Efforts to pick Missouri’s next top education official after a controversial shake-up in leadership ground to a halt Wednesday after a technical move by the governor left the board without enough voting members to choose a replacement. In an unusual move, Greitens repealed and then resubmitted his five State Board of Education appointees shortly after the ... Read More »

Higher education dollars tighten under new Missouri plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education has approved a revised model that awards funding to public colleges and universities based on performance. The board also has recommended that the state tie 10 percent of allocations to colleges’ and universities’ performance. That proposal, approved Tuesday, would change the source of performance dollars, which previously have been drawn ... Read More »

Education and equal pay

Sir, – In “The issues set to dominate Irish education in 2018” (Analysis, January 2nd), you applaud equality campaigners working to remove the “baptism barrier”. In the same article, you berate the ASTI for its campaign to fight for “equal pay” for its members. Are you for equality or not? – Yours, etc, NOEL DOWNING, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Sir , ... Read More »

We want teachers to have their say on building better careers in education

‘The consultation looks at giving all teachers the chance to become leaders in their field, without necessarily taking on management responsibilities.’ Photograph: Alamy During a visit to Oakwood High School, my old comprehensive school in Rotherham, I was reminded of the role great teachers play in unlocking children’s talents. It meant a lot to me to see some of my ... Read More »

Jon Lender: Education Chief Admits Her Department’s Failures In Nepotism Snafu

James Mindek, a Department of Education administrator disciplined last year after he helped his son and a coworker’s daughter get temporary state jobs, grimaced with an “oh, c’mon” expression as Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell recounted why she imposed a 60-day unpaid suspension that cost him $24,000 in salary. “There was a use, and an abuse, and really a distortion and ... Read More »