Education

HERE’S MIKE BLOOMBERG’S LEAKED HIGHER EDUCATION PLAN

BILLIONAIRE MIKE BLOOMBERG’S presidential campaign is planning to release a higher education plan on Tuesday that pledges to make community college free, increase subsidies for low-income students, and end the practice of legacy admissions — but falls far short of what much of the Democratic pack has so far laid out on the campaign trail. The plan also goes backward in some places ... Read More »

‘Education deserts’ are a ‘staggering’ problem, and for-profit colleges are taking advantage

It’s one thing to not be able to afford a college education. It’s an entirely different issue altogether when you don’t even have a college around you. A recent report from Jain Family Institute (JFI) reveals that access to college isn’t just about the cost of college. Physical access to public higher education institutions across America has also been highly unequal. Specifically, as detailed ... Read More »

Instead of a task force, delaying marriage needs more education

Among the surprise announcements in the Union budget 2020-21 was the formation of a task force to review the minium age of marriage for women. The announcement refocused attention on identifying whether there is an issue and what that issue really is. Since 1978, the legal age for marriage in India has been 18 years for women and 21 years ... Read More »

Focus on education yields rich dividends

NEW DELHI : In May 2015, two weeks before the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government completed the first 100 days in office, deputy chief minister and education minister Manish Sisodia came out of his house for a quick interview. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Delhi government, Sisodia said, were in favour of improving the quality of education and adopting “a model that ... Read More »

India, Norway ink 4 MoUs in field of research, higher education

India and Norway on Tuesday signed four MoUs in the field of research and higher education to strengthen their bilateral partnership. The agreements were signed here during the visit of a delegation of prominent education and research institutions from Norway led by Director-General, Anne Line Wold, Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. One agreement was inked between the Indian Institute ... Read More »

Govt to encourage FDI in education, set up national police and forensic science universities

NEW DELHI: The government will encourage external commercial borrowings and FDI in the education sector for financing infrastructure, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Saturday. Setting up a National Police University and a National Forensic Science University, linking medical colleges to a district hospital through the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode to meet the shortage of qualified doctors, degree-level full-fledged online education programmes in top 100 institutions and ... Read More »

The Top 5 Tech Trends That Will Disrupt Education In 2020 – The EdTech Innovations Everyone Should Watch

One solid indicator that EdTech is big business is the number of billionaires the sector created. According to Deloitte, the Chinese education market should reach $715 billion by 2025 and was responsible for creating seven new billionaires. The richest was Li Yongxin, who leads Offcn Education Technology that provides online and offline training for individuals who want to take civil service exams, but ... Read More »

Sounds Of Silence: Education In The 2020 Race

We are just days away from the next Democratic presidential debate on January 14 when the five candidates who made the most recent cut—former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Senators Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren— will gather in Des Moines, Iowa to make their arguments for the final time before the polls open in February. ... Read More »

CM unhappy with quality of education

MOLOM: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has expressed unhappiness over the quality of education in the state and said it will not improve if it is left to the government only. “Despite having about 16594 regular teachers to run 3513 government schools, which include 211 community schools, the quality of education is not satisfactory,” Khandu said after launching the ‘Rumgong Vikas Abhiyan’ ... Read More »

The Year’s Top 10 Higher Education Stories

As 2019 winds to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s biggest news in higher education. Here’s my top-10 list, dominated by several events involving college admissions. Operation Varsity Blues In the largest college admissions scandal in history, a federal investigation led to approximately 50 indictments of wealthy parents and their co-conspirators who used a variety of nefarious ... Read More »