Education

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 »

Americans’ View Of Higher Education Takes A Major Drop

Only half of Americans now believe that a college education is “very important,” a dramatic decrease from the 70% who said it was very important in 2013. And 13% of adults believe that higher education is “not too important,” more than twice the percentage (6%) in 2013. Those are two main takeaways from a national poll just released by Gallup, and ... Read More »

Pisa: Mixed report for Scottish education in world rankings

Scotland has been given a mixed report in an important piece of international research on education. The Pisa report measures the performance of 600,000 15-year-olds worldwide. Since the last report, Scotland’s performance in reading has improved but it declined in maths and science. Education Secretary John Swinney welcomed the improvement in reading but said there were still challenges in science and ... Read More »

When market meets education: Why we need institutes like JNU in India

Free market encourages the maximum growth of ‘skilled education’ (management, technology and so on), trying to bind both natural science and social sciences. Since the free market is driven by technology, it binds the natural sciences quite effortlessly. It also tries to bind social sciences that form the basis to formulate policies for the market to grow. However, the free ... Read More »

Profiles In Innovation: Leading At The Edge Of Education

Innovation requires adding method to creativity, and innovation in the education sector particularly demands this. In our last piece we discussed the massive complexities of the sector including the fact that innovation takes place in 132,000 separate localities and that it necessitates changes in the interrelated parts that make up the core design of schools. In this piece we would like ... Read More »

SAT quashes Sebi’s order banning Tree House Education and Accessories, officials

New Delhi: The Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) on Thursday set aside markets regulator Sebi’s order banning Tree House Education and AccessoriesNSE -1.68 % and its officials from securities market in a matter related to alleged misstatement of financials of the firm. Rajesh Bhatia, Geeta Bhatia, Giridharilal S Bhatia and Hiten Trivedi are the officials from whom the ban is lifted. “However, we uphold the direction relating to ... Read More »

No spending increase on education in Alberta budget

. These are the draft plans for the new Paul Kane School. The province plans to maintain its capital commitments for new and modernized schools. This is a developing story and will be updated as information and reaction from stakeholder groups becomes available. Spending on education in Alberta won’t increase for the next four years as the provincial government works ... Read More »