Education

Education Action Plan on track: district, department

Delayed openings at some schools for new training, familiarization A delayed opening this week for 39 schools in the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District was the result of efforts by the provincial government to keep moving on the new Education Action Plan. According to information provided by the Department of Education and English school […]

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Education, housing are ‘broken,’ says Chan Zuckerberg’s Priscilla Chan

Priscilla Chan says she got lucky. She had the resources to get to Harvard and later become a doctor. “I went through K-12 in public school, where my only direction from my family was ‘work hard, you’ll do well,’ and there wasn’t much more detail,” Chan said while speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco […]

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Democracy education boost urged by German youth minister

German Youth Minister Franziska Giffey, who in 2010 completed her doctorate on political education deficits in the EU, told the Die Welt newspaper Wednesday that it is the federal government’s “unmistakable” task to organize education on democracy for young people “at all levels.” Resources for youth work in Saxony — where the state’s third largest city of Chemnitz […]

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IDEAS LAW How Trump Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Could Threaten Undocumented Children’s Education

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has stoked public outrage more consistently than any other member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, a group not principally known for evading indignation. But perhaps DeVos’s most alarming error to date has received insufficient public attention. This disregard is regrettable because her blunder illuminates one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most momentous […]

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Fixing Greek education

In the past three years, Greece’s leftist-led government has caused substantial damage to the education system. Officials have been systematically trying to lower educational standards, also by scrapping measures that drive excellence and protect meritocracy. At the same time, they appear allergic to all institutions that respond to market needs, like vocational training colleges, for […]

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Skyrocketing education costs affect parents of special needs

Parents with special needs children are shelling out more than Dh100,000 annually for their education, excluding the tuition fee they pay for their neurotypical kids. Several parents who have children with autism spoke to Khaleej Times on the financial burdens they are facing as insurance does not cover treatment for their kids. They are demanding […]

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Education Secretary DeVos Says She Has ‘No Intention’ of Using Federal Funds to Arm Teachers

(WASHINGTON) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action” regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training. DeVos’ comments came Friday after a top official in her department, asked about arming teachers, said states and local jurisdictions always “had the flexibility” […]

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China Education Sector: Classes Poised To Resume

A growing middle class, increased urbanization and strong government support had propelled the Chinese educational industry into one of the investment community’s favorite bets in recent years. However, the sector has come under a heavy beating in August, with Hong Kong-listed Chinese educational stocks suffering an average 30% (as at August 28[i]) tumble in share […]

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3rd Hampshire candidates focus on education

AMHERST — Providing better state funding for local school districts, lessening the impact of charter schools and promoting equity for all students are among objectives the candidates to become the next state representative for the 3rd Hampshire District share. Mindy Domb, the executive director of the Amherst Survival Center, and Eric Nakajma, chairman of the […]

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Is the global education sector heading toward fragmentation?

LONDON — The global education sector, long neglected according to some experts, could be set for transformation with the emergence of a string of new funds and financing instruments launching this year. But while the funds have the potential to channel much-needed money into learning, some development experts are asking whether their sudden proliferation risks […]