Education

Education should include making friends

When children are younger or have special needs and are placed in social settings that are too difficult for them, they can feel left out or isolated, which often results in inappropriate, attention-seeking behavior. My daughter-in-love Leigh is principal of Green Oaks School in Arlington, Texas, a private school for children with Down syndrome. She […]

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Sen. Rebecca Millett: Maine has opportunity to re-envision education

All Maine children ought to have access to a quality education system that teaches critical life skills and sets students on a path to success. It’s essential to building a strong generation of Mainers and ultimately a stronger state. Proficiency-based education has been around and in our classrooms for a long time, but this new […]

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Vt. Education Has Point Man

Montpelier — Gov. Phil Scott has named Dan French, a veteran Vermont school superintendent, to be the state’s next education secretary. Scott has made cost-containment his hallmark education priority, and during a press conference on Thursday announcing French’s appointment, he reiterated the need to create an education system that’s “sustainable and affordable for taxpayers.” French, he […]

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MUBUMBA UNVEILS EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PLAN

The Ministry of General Education has developed a plan to transform the education sector by improving school infrastructure, furniture, learning materials and teacher recruitment. Minister of General Education, David Mabumba has urged teachers in Livingstone and Kazungula districts to support the developments that the ministry has embarked on. Speaking when he addressed teachers in Livingstone […]

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DeVos to Announce New Push for Deregulation, Innovation

The Trump administration says it wants more innovation in higher education. And it believes rewriting the rules for college accrediting agencies is the best way to encourage innovation. In an exclusive interview with Inside Higher Ed, the administration’s top higher education official described the philosophy behind the latest proposed regulatory overhaul, which the U.S. Department of […]

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Maharashtra: Higher government spending = Better education?

In his speech at the state assembly this budget session, Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde started off by quoting the poet Galib, “Umra bhar Galib yahi bhool karta raha, dhool chehre pe thi, aur aina saaf karta raha.” The minister was referring to the focus of his education policy. Since Maharashtra has a ‘no detention policy’ […]

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LETTER: Tackle education and land

Getting rid of crooks, looters and thieves is the least of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s problems, nor his alone (Little time for Ramaphosa, July 20). The ANC government has major problems to solve before our country can begin to grow at a rate that will lead to the alleviation of the poverty suffered by many of […]

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Afghanistan: Education is the key to the future of the country

In January, the Afghan capital witnessed a suicide attack unlike any other. The Taliban filled an ambulance with explosives and detonated it killing 103 and wounding 235 people. Malala High School is an all-girls faculty and is 10 metres from where the blast took place. The school Principal Shafigha Ahmadi Vardak presented the Minister of […]

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Long-Time Sinte Gleska President Reflects On Education

MISSION, S.D. – Lionel Bordeaux sits in a office decorated with the memorabilia of a lifetime of service to education, including a portrait of the Brule Lakota leader, Spotted Tail. Bordeaux says the first thinking about education, among the tribal leaders associated with Spotted Tail, was already occurring 150 years ago, in the 1860s.  They […]