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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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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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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Brazil: Teachers, students protest ‘scandalous cuts’ to education

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Tens of thousands of students, teachers and researchers across Brazil took to the streets on Wednesday to protest against government cuts and spending freezes to the education budget. Brazil’s National Student Union called for protests after the Ministry of Education said it was freezing nearly a quarter of discretionary spending due to budget restrictions across public […]

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Key issues that Indian education system is facing

Even though India’s literacy rate has been growing, are we truly imparting the kind of education modern times demand, and to every Indian? The answer is ‘no’. There are a number of issues Indian education system is facing, and one is rural-urban gap. It appears little attention is being paid to the education system in […]

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Social entrepreneurs and rural education

They must find solutions to the problems plaguing rural education and pave the way for an educated India, saysAbhishek Dubey An entrepreneur is someone who sees a specific issue in his community and comes up with a new idea or business, usually with the purpose of resolving it, ultimately leading to his own benefits and […]

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The education system, as it stands today, doesn’t make the grade

Our current school curriculum is purely academic in nature and assumes that all those who complete the compulsory stage of elementary education will continue on to secondary and then to higher education.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times) India’s Right to Education (RTE) Act guarantees free and compulsory education for children between the ages of six and 14. […]

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