Education

Conservatives go against principles by meddling in education

Almost every public policy area gets caught up in federal tax plans, including education. That should not be: The Constitution only gives the federal government specific, enumerated powers, and the feds aren’t supposed to make policy unrelated to those. As conservatives have often pointed out, education is not mentioned in that document at all. So why are some conservatives trying to ... Read More »

Greitens’ picks for State Board of Education accelerate commissioner search process

LLUSTRATION BY RICI HOFFARTH | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO With the task of going through a state Senate confirmation process approaching, Gov. Eric Greitens’ picks to the Missouri State Board of Education successfully sped up the process of finding an education commissioner over the objections of the board’s president. The governor’s five nominees outflanked three other board members during a ... Read More »

Turkish impoverished children have inability to receive pre-school education: OECD

Children in Turkey have inadequate access to pre-school education, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has stated in a new report on inequality in education. The “Education Opportunities for Everyone” report cited Turkey alongside Ireland, Chile and Poland as lagging behind in access to pre-school education for poor children. The OECD made three suggestions that aim to reduce ... Read More »

Eaton Halo RL56 review: Upgrade your existing canisters to smart and efficient LED lighting

If you haven’t remodeled in recent years, you might be surprised to find that new canister-style lights no longer include the traditional recessed receptacle that accepts a screw-in bulb. Rather, the light fixture itself is static, including a ring of LEDs inside a sealed module. When the LEDs eventually die (after 10 years or so), you just replace the whole ... Read More »

How America Is Breaking Public Education

Special education teacher Lamikco Magee of Amherst cheers during a rally for public education at the Boston Common on May 19, 2017. Participants called for full funding for public education, less testing and more learning, and equitable access to quality education for all students. Image credit: Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe/Getty Images. The ultimate dream of public education is incredibly ... Read More »

What Education Technology Companies Need To Know About Schools

As an innovation team focused on improving the world through education, my colleagues and I are often the first port of call for ed tech startups hoping to go to market or to scale their products globally. As such, we review hundreds of ed tech products per year and, in some cases, set up pilot programs to assess impact and ... Read More »

Readers recommend playlist: your songs about education

‘Hot for teacher’ – Van Halen in concert in 1981. Photograph: MediaPunch/REX Shutterstock Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundreds of suggestions on last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series works at the end of the piece. After 30 years living in Madrid and a quarter of a ... Read More »

Infosys Foundation, Tata Institute Of Fundamental Research Sign MoUs For Research

Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, has signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences – Tata institute of Fundamental Research (ICTS – TIFR) Bangalore, to support research and mentoring activities. The Foundation has signed an MoU for the grant of Rs. 4 crore towards the Infosys Foundation excellence program at ICTS, said a ... Read More »

IBPS PO Mains 2017 paper analysis of November 26 exam

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Mains paper for the recruitment of probationary officers was conducted today.  About IBPS PO Mains 2017: The exam was for 200 marks and candidates had three hours to answer all questions. The paper was divided into four sections with questions on:  Reasoning and Computer Aptitude (60 marks) General/Economy/Banking Awareness (40 marks) English Language ... Read More »

FPM course: IIMB introduces reservation

BENGALURU: Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) takes a step ahead to welcome students from diverse background by mandating reservation in its Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) from 2018-19 academic year. The move had been welcomed by the alumni network which had been pushing the idea since long. Those who will be benefited from the move of IIMB include Scheduled ... Read More »