Tag Archives: education

How to fund child’s education: Take a loan or use own funds?

Keeping your accumulated savings invested and taking an education loan instead can benefit you. Photo: Alamy Any big-ticket spending requires you to either have the required funds in place or a financing option. When dealing with long-term financial goals, such as higher education of children, you have the advantage of planning much in advance. Here’s how you can go about ... Read More »

Higher education in India gets a Rs 8,000 crore boost

Government’s estimated schematic budgetary expenditure on health, education and social protection for 2018-19 is Rs 1.38 trillion. Photo: HT New Delhi: To increase investment in higher educational institutions, the Union Cabinet today approved a proposal for expanding the scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) by expanding its capital base to Rs 10,000 crore and tasking it to mobilise Rs 1 ... Read More »

Panel drafting new education policy gets another extension of two months

K. Kasturirangan. Photo: HT New Delhi: The Union government has granted another extension to the K. Kasturirangan Committee tasked with drafting a new education policy, days after the human resource development (HRD) ministry said it was giving final shape to the policy. The committee, which was supposed to submit the report by 30 June, now has till 31 August. This is ... Read More »

ILLINOIS SPENDS MORE ON EDUCATION, BUT OUTCOMES LAG

Illinoisans spent $13,797 per student on K-12 public education in fiscal year 2015, according to U.S. Census data adjusted for cost of living. That spending is among the highest in the region and 13th highest in the nation. A majority of those dollars – 63 percent in 2015 – come from local property taxes. Indeed, school funding is usually how politicians ... Read More »

An education research institute won’t take politics out of the classroom

Education research is inherently political, and can never be objective and value-free. AAP/David Crosling The Labor Party has pledged to create a A$280 million research institute to “take politics out of the classroom” and “put an end to decades of ideological battles about school education”, if it wins the next federal election. Announcing the policy, Shadow Education Minister Tanya Plibersek said: Politicians shouldn’t tell ... Read More »

Exposed! Fake education board racket busted: DU graduate, two others arrested

Delhi Police on Monday has exposed a gang running 27 fake education websites which offered fake class 10, class 12, undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees and mark sheets. Three suspects including Pankaj Arora along with two other men, Pawiter Singh and Gopal Krishan have been arrested for selling fake degrees and mark sheets of popular universities and school boards.   THE ... Read More »

HIGHER EDUCATION: REFORM OR PERISH

India’s higher education is at a crossroads. On the one hand, universities are becoming ‘localised’; on the other, private institutions are benchmarking themselves against the best in the world              As more and more people get educated and the impact of education on quality of life and success becomes known to the people, demand for good and global education increases. Mobility for good ... Read More »

Government mum on money for free higher education

Cape Town – Where the money will be found for the free higher education, which President Jacob Zuma announced last month, remains a mystery. Higher Education and Training Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize addressed the media on Thursday morning to provide further detail on Zuma’s “historic announcement for free higher education and training for poor and working-class families”, as she termed it. ... Read More »

Is education having its own #MeToo Moment?

Since last October, a series of disturbing and nearly non-stop revelations of sexual harassment have toppled powerful men in Hollywood, Washington and in elite media circles. Even top restaurateurs have not been spared. As the media spotlight focused on the Tinseltown stars, education has had its own #MeToo moment and it’s likely to gain steam in 2018. The University of Arizona fired football coach Rich Rodriguez on Tuesday ... Read More »

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 »