Could Dropouts Be The Solution To The Education Crisis?

In the United States, more students drop out of college than receive a degree. According to the U.S. Department of Education, only four in 10 students receive a degree within six years and only 20% graduate with an associate’s degree from a two-year institution within three years. Over the past 20 years, more than 31 million students have […]

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Can Beto O’Rourke Catch Up On Education Policy?

Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke during a meet and greet at the Beancounter Coffeehouse & Drinkery, in March 2019, in Burlington, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ASSOCIATED PRESS Beto O’Rourke is one of the Democratic hopefuls who hasn’t articulated much of an education plan. On his official website, education doesn’t even make the list of issues. His kick-off speech included […]

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Paytm announces expansion in education space, wants to offer test preparation content, academic loans and more

Indian digital payments giant Paytm on Tuesday said that it is looking to significantly expand the education services category on its platform. At present, the company claims to be working with private and government educational institutions to offer admission forms, exam results, applications for government jobs, coaching, test preparations, scholarships, study abroad, skill development, certification […]

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Crisis in special educational needs drives parents to court

Court appeals against Send decisions rose to 6,374 in 2018-19, almost double the number recorded three years earlier. Photograph: Linda Nylind/The Observer A funding shortfall for children with special educational needs has led to a surge in court appeals, as families turn to legal action to secure extra help from cash-strapped councils. With a 26% […]

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Payed to help pay education fees in monthly instalments

Payed works in partnership with banks and financial institutions to facilitate the payment of lumpy, pre-paid, and steep fees on behalf of parents to education institutes Nujam Technologies Pvt Ltd, a technology start-up, has launched Payed, a first-of-its-kind digital financial platform, to empower parents to pay school and college education fees monthly in a simple […]

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Draft new education policy is robust, but has its limitations

NEW DELHI: At least 115,000 meetings and two committees later, India’s draft National Education Policy (NEP) was finally shared by the ministry of human resource development for public comment, and may soon become a policy. Notwithstanding the delay, the draft policy prepared by a team of nine experts led by space scientist Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan is perhaps […]

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