Education

Education Cannot Wait for the War to End

Context Education indicators in South Sudan were extremely concerning prior to the outbreak of the current civil war. According to the South Sudan Ministry of Education’s 2011 Statistical Yearbook and 2013 Education and Management Information System (EMIS): 73% of men and 84% of women above 15 years of age were illiterate. 60% of teachers were untrained or their qualifications were ... Read More »

Liberia is outsourcing education. Can it work

High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our T&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email [email protected] to buy additional rights. The children were doing tests in the government school in the town of Smell No Taste. The soupy air was thick with ... Read More »

New education system to be tested in all counties next month

Pupils at Kosawo Primary school in Kisumu use tablets on March 1, 2017. A pilot programme for the proposed education curriculum will be launched this week . PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP A pilot programme for the proposed education curriculum will be launched this week with training for headteachers of selected schools from all the 47 counties. It ... Read More »

Financial Education: When to start talking about saving?

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — How important is financial education? A significant part of financial capability is the ability to make ends meet through adequate savings. Having resources for immediate medical needs is also an important component. In Maine, 15% of individuals reported that over the past year, their household spent more than their income (not including the purchase of ... Read More »

In Departure from Education Policy, States May Get to take No-detention Call

Panaji: In what seems to be a departure from the Right to Education policy, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said the state governments will be allowed to decide on the no-detention policy in their schools. “There is a demand from a lot of states to allow the detention of the students because everyone is promoted up to eighth ... Read More »

Education is controlled by ‘iron triangle’

The most pressing economic development issue facing Delaware today is the poor quality of our public schools. According to National Assessment of Educational Progress, Delaware’s eighth-grade math and reading results rank 31st in the nation. One third were ranked below proficient. Less than 30 percent of high school graduates are college-ready. Included in this statistic are minority students who scored ... Read More »

UK budget steps up attacks on education

New research by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) think tank finds that every school in England faces budget cuts by 2020. The EPI estimates that every primary school faces an average real terms loss of £74,000, with secondary schools facing a deficit of £291,000 in the next three years. This is the reality of the Conservative government’s £3 billion a ... Read More »

China admits political education for students is poor

China is doing a poor job at political education for university students because the classes are outdated and unfashionable, the education minister said on Sunday in a rare admission of the difficulties faced enforcing a key government policy. Beijing has campaigned against the spread of “Western values” at universities, and the ruling Communist Party’s anti-corruption watchdog last year sent inspectors ... Read More »

Obama Education Rules Are Swept Aside by Congress

President Barack Obama after signing the Every Student Succeeds Act at the White House in 2015. The bipartisan support for the measure later disappeared. CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times With all the attention paid to President Trump’s lightning-rod secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, and her advocacy for private school vouchers, little public notice has been paid to the action on ... Read More »

 Betsy DeVos’s Education Agenda Can Be Overturned. This City Shows How.

Demonstrators in Philadelphia protest “doomsday budget” that would cut funding for assistant principals, guidance counselors, music and athletics programs, May 30, 2013.(AP / Matt Rourke)  Last month, with the help of a tie-breaker vote, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos squeaked through one of the most humiliating confirmations ever for a cabinet official. In the weeks leading up to the vote, millions ... Read More »