Education

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 […]

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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 […]