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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 »

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 »

Computer science education paving way to

From laptops to desktops to smartphones to tablets, computing has become an integral part of our daily lives. It is reported that nationwide, there are more than 500,000 unfilled computing jobs, and the number is expected to double to over 1 million by 2020. With computing now the No. 1 source of all new wages in the United States, it ... Read More »

Education: Key to the success of Chile’s historic recycling law

Little by little, the cities of Chile begin to fill up with “clean points” for recycling – CREDIT: Pulso The new legislation will only work if there is a cultural change in terms of separating at the source CREDIT: Pulso The new legislation will only work if there is a cultural change in terms of separating at the source – ... Read More »

‘Welcome and important’: academics on decolonising education

The debate sparked by a group of undergraduates at the University of Cambridge, on how and whether to “decolonise” British tertiary education by incorporating more black and minority ethnic voices, is spreading rapidly across universities and academic disciplines. Paul Gilroy, professor of American and English literature at King’s College London, tweeted an image of Batman proclaiming “Decolonising the humanities isn’t just about Oxbridge”, ... Read More »

Education Dept rescinds documents on rights of students with disabilities: report

The Education Department has rescinded 72 documents that laid out the rights of students with disabilities, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The department has pulled the guidance as part of the Trump administration’s attempts to repeal regulations officials believe to be unnecessary.  The documents were rescinded on Oct. 2, according to the Post.A spokeswoman for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos did not return a ... Read More »

Buhari directs ministry to convene summit on education

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education to convene a ministerial summit on education within the next few weeks. The President gave the directive on Saturday in Ilorin, in his address at the 33rd Convocation of the University of Ilorin. The president was represented by Prof. Abubakar Abdulrasheed, the Executive Secretary of the National University Commission. He explained ... Read More »