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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 In an unusual move, Greitens repealed and then resubmitted his five State Board of Education appointees shortly after the ...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 »

Disabled people have right to get higher education: Supreme Court

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act provides for reservation of not less than five per cent seats for persons with benchmark disabilities.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo) People with disability have a right to get higher education and not making adequate provisions to facilitate their proper education would amount to “discrimination”, the Supreme Court said on Friday. It directed the government institutions ... Read More »

Why Joining Aakash Institute Was the Best Decision of My Life

With a goal to become engineers and doctors, a significant number of students opt science as their profession right after they appear for their 10th board examination. Students who want to have a successful career in engineering and medical fields recognize the importance of the next two years. The journey to a reputedengineering or medical university takes students through competitive ... Read More »

Knee surgery outcomes linked with education level

(Reuters Health) – Patients who live in low-income communities and lack a college education may have worse pain after knee replacement surgery than their more educated neighbors, a recent study suggests. Two years after total knee replacement surgeries, patients in poor communities who hadn’t gone to college had average pain scores that were about 10 points worse than patients in ... Read More »