Education

How higher education could better serve students — and the world

Four colleges in four years, and four academic fields (wrapped into one self-designed major): that was my convoluted path to a college degree. Much of that time, I swam upstream – struggling against a cascade of policies that ran counter to my vision of education as holistic and engaged with the world. With my older […]

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U.S. Secretary of Education coming to Bay District Schools

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – The U.S. Secretary of Education will be in Panama City Monday. Secretary Betsy DeVos and Congressman Neal Dunn will visit Cedar Grove, which has been going by the nickname “Cedarfield” since Hurricane Michael. The school absorbed Springfield Elementary after it was damaged in the storm. Secretary DeVos will be visiting classrooms […]

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Program creates education solution to substance abuse in Native American communities

FORT TOTTEN, N.D. – Maria Vormestrand wasn’t sure how she would pay for college when she re-enrolled last year to pursue the education she had set aside years ago to raise her family. However, she was sure she wanted to help her Native American community as a social worker, and to do that, she needed […]

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Countries must make education and training a top priority to compete in the future

Speaking at the ETF conference Skills for the Future: Managing Transition, Cesare Onestini said: “Challenges like globalisation and digitalisation are obvious to all by now, but solutions are not. Responses vary from country to country and region to region, according to their specific context. “But in a globalised world, we must work together to create solutions that are […]

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UGC Releases Very Important Notification On Distance Education Courses

As per a directive of the Supreme Court, the Union of India (MHRD) was directed to constitute a three members Committee comprising of eminent persons who have held high positions in the field of education, investigation, administration or law at national level to examine the issues indicated in the orders and also to suggest a […]

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No issue is more important to Florida’s future than education, influencers say

The key to solving the wide array of policy challenges facing Florida starts with one thing: education. That was the takeaway from the final 2018 survey of the Florida Influencers, a group of 50 leaders from across the state. Asked to rank five issues by order of importance to Florida’s future — education, the environment, guns, […]

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FG to revamp basic education with skills-based curriculum — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the Federal Government is set to revamp the country’s basic education sector by introducing a new skills-based curriculum focused on coding, animation, graphics design and robotics, among others. Speaking during the unveiling of the 60th anniversary logo of Grange School in Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday, Osinbajo said the […]

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Anti-terrorism education effort wins $1 million from US Department of Justice

LOWELL, Mass. – A team of UMass Lowell students, graduates and researchers working to stop young people from joining terrorist organizations has been awarded $1 million from the U.S. Department of Justice to support that goal. Operation 250 – named for the number of Americans believed to have left the U.S. to join the Islamic […]

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African education experts converge in Nairobi

Education policy makers and opinion leaders are meeting Tuesday to discuss the initiatives African governments are making to entrench disability inclusive education in the continent in their respective countries. The acting director for special education, Mr Fredrick Haga, said international agreements and conventions are calling for education services to be provided in an inclusive manner. […]

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‘Unprecedented consultation’ on education launched quietly

Months after it swept to power, Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government has quietly rolled out what it’s calling an “unprecedented consultation” on the province’s $29-billion education system. The chances for input, which will take a variety of forms, including phone town halls and emailed submissions, are the result of Premier Doug Ford’s election campaign pledge […]