STEAM education programs debuted in Lewis County

JANE LEW, W.Va. – Officials from Lewis County Schools were showing of a new tool for teachers to use in their classrooms this year. The school held a demonstration at the Jane Lew Community Building, highlight the use of robotic toys in STEAM education Wednesday. The robots can be programed to roll around, make music, […]

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Education: More a bulldozer than a great leveller

When you’re struggling financially, you are unlikely to storm up to the principal’s office and demand a competent mathematics teacher, especially when you can’t afford the school fees.  Image: MAHMUD HAMS / AFP Anxious parents have been calling a lot recently. The child is in Grade 7 and waiting to hear from the schools s/he applied […]

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Yes, Scott Walker is an ‘education governor’ for Wisconsin

When Gov. Scott Walker earlier this week declared himself to be the “education governor,” he might as well have been holding a vampire convention where he served garlic bread. Horrified Democrats immediately dredged up memories of Walker’s public sector union fights, calling him a “disaster” for public education. State Superintendent Tony Evers, Walker’s leading competitor in this […]

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Bill Weld mastered the classics – and disruption of education status quo

MASSACHUSETTS’ 68TH GOVERNOR, Bill Weld, might be the only state executive in a century who dreams in ancient languages and can effortlessly connect lessons from 5th-century B.C. Greek historians with modern K-12 education policy. In paraphrasing Thucydides’ masterpiece, History of the Peloponnesian War, Weld described why he, Tom Birmingham, and Mark Roosevelt — architects of the landmark 1993 […]

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Access to education in Germany still determined by family background

When Germany’s Ministry of Education presented its 2018 Education in Germany report in Berlin this Friday, three things stood out: More citizens are getting an education, a teacher shortage looms and a person’s educational opportunities are closely linked to their social and economic background. Researchers found that rising birth rates and an increase in immigration have resulted in many […]

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How Education Can Take A Page From Tesla’s Book

People usually don’t talk about car design and higher education in the same breath so, understandably, it may sound a bit odd to suggest that educational institutions have something to learn from Tesla. As the CEO of an online coding bootcamp, however, I’ve discovered that Tesla’s approach to driver experience can be applied to the student experience. […]

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Quality of education should improve, says Governor

Governor Banwarilal Purohit releasing a souvenir at the inaugural of Indian Social Science Congress in Salem on Monday.   | Photo Credit: E. Lakshmi Narayanan Indian Social Science Congress begins in Salem There is an urgent need to work for quality and innovation in the education sector to meet the emerging opportunities, improve employability of the […]

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What ails higher education in India?

Unlike the school sector, where access is almost universal, the gross enrolment ratio (GER) in higher education is 24.5—meaning out of every 100 youths eligible for higher education, less than 25 are pursuing tertiary education. Photo: Hindustan Times In October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi rued the state of higher education in India, especially its poor […]

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