Education

Education is best way to check population increase –Don

A Professor of Sociology at the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Patrick Edewor, has described education as the best contraceptive for preventing population increase in Nigeria and the world at large. Edewor said this while delivering the 16th inaugural lecture of the university themed, ‘Be fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth: The motivation, the cost […]

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What next for Liberia’s controversial education experiment?

LONDON — A controversial education partnership in Liberia has been given a new name and the green light to continue for another school year by the country’s new government — but with longstanding donors yet to commit to more funding, the program’s future remains in doubt. The Partnership Schools for Liberia program has seen 200 primary schools […]

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Nova Scotia parents concerned new education system won’t alleviate ballooning class sizes

With several primary schools bursting at the seams less than a month into the new term, parents of young students in Halifax fear they are in for a chaotic year. Nova Scotia made sweeping changes to its education regime last spring that included the elimination of elected school board trustees at its seven English-language school […]

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Kate Brown: 4 key positions on education

Preschool. Secured funding to provide free preschool to 1,300 additional low-income children starting in 2016. Pledges to add 10,000 more slots in 2019-21 state budget. “Ninety percent of brain growth happens in first five years.” Teacher pay and benefits. Says pay should be increased and all pension benefits left intact. “These are hard-working people. They give the […]

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WMUR review: Is it time for a ‘Claremont III’ education funding lawsuit?

MANCHESTER, N.H. —They’re back. They say the state has dodged its constitutional responsibility to fund an adequate level of education for too long. Now, it is time to bring the issue to the forefront again, as it was 25 years ago, and make it a voting issue, they say. And, they say, it may even […]

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Texas Board of Education Votes to Remove Hillary Clinton from Social Studies Curriculum

According to the Dallas Morning News, the Texas State Board of Education, as part of an effort to “streamline” the social studies curriculum in public schools, has voted to remove figures such as Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from the collection of mandatory topics students in every grade are required to learn about in the classroom. […]

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UK must welcome international students

As the deadline for Brexit negotiations nears, we need decisive action to secure the future of internationalisation in UK higher education. The migration advisory committee (MAC) has acknowledged the overwhelming evidence showing how important international students are to the UK (Report, 11 September). We are pleased to see positive recommendations around post-study work for postgraduate students. […]

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Scaling Up Personalized Education

Creating a personalized education program presents many challenges. It presents even more challenges if you want your delivery system to be a computer. And it presents even bigger problems if you intend to scale it up. The dream for many education reformers is not just to come up with a new system, but to manufacture […]

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Assessment report on special needs education in Kismayo – Jubaland (May-June 2017)

Executive Summary Kismayo has a challenge to make Special needs education/inclusive a reality due to limited resources. Insufficient funding, environmental and attitudinal barriers are some of the major challenges to implementing special needs /inclusive education in schools. Aim of the needs assessment on special needs education (inclusive education) The main aim of the study was […]

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On ‘Coddling’ and Education

It’s a familiar refrain. Old folks just don’t understand what’s going on with college students, and that makes them feel out of touch, unsympathetic to the young. In the late 1960s, Ronald Reagan built his political career in California on his hostility to the spoiled, un-American dissidents protesting in Berkeley. In the 1980s, Allan Bloom […]