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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The Trust Crisis In Business

In both business and our daily lives, concerns about data security, information credibility and the fishbowl of social media are climbing fast. According to this year’s Edelman Trust Barometer, 73% of respondents globally worry about false information being used as a weapon, and only 1 in 5 people believe “the system is working for them.” Businesses […]

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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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Should you invest in algorithm-based quant mutual funds?

Many equity fund managers have found it difficult to beat the market in recent years. In such a scenario, is an analytics-driven programme to handle a mutual fund portfolio the answer? This is the premise behind quant funds that adopt a rules-based, data-driven approach to build a portfolio of stocks. Fund houses seem keen to […]

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