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Schools, businesses grapple with schools’ computer education

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas leaders in business, education and politics are considering ways to update the state’s school curriculums to teach students computer science skills that will prepare them for how technology is changing the world. Making the changes would require overcoming several obstacles, including how to add more computer science courses without reducing time for traditional science subjects, and ... Read More »

Amazon to fund computer science classes at 1,000 U.S. high schools through Future Engineer program

Amazon Future Engineer students. (Business Wire Photo) Amazon said its Future Engineer program will fund computer science classes at more than 1,000 high schools in all 50 states by this fall. This is a rapid expansion for the program that launched in November. Down the road, Amazon aims to reach more than 10 million kids with the coding activities and lessons each ... Read More »

No computer in 82% rural schools: Survey

Poor condition of a government school in the Phalian Mandal area on the outskirts of Jammu. File photo Vikas Sharma Tribune News Service Jammu, The state has failed to upgrade the infrastructure in schools run by it. The problem, however, seems to be more in rural areas, where students are deprived of many facilities. This has been revealed in the ... Read More »

Religious instruction should be banned in schools

YES Erodes secularity Against Constitution…  India is a secular country in which Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jews and even animistic cultures thrive. Religious instruction in schools can erode the secular fabric of this ancient nation. Even if multi-religious instructions are taught, it would create hatred and blind obedience. Sudipta Mandal, Class IX, The Levelfield School, Suri, Birbhum Religion is something which should ... 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 »

Ryan murder case: After CBSE, NDMC issues circular on safety guidelines to schools

After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the North MCD has issued a circular to municipal schools directing them to ensure safety of students and keep a tight watch on visitors. The directives have been issued in the wake of the Ryan school incident where a seven-year-old class 2 student of a private school in Gurgaon was found with his ... Read More »

Ontario schools to collect race-based data in effort to reduce educational disparities

Schools across Ontario will soon start collecting demographic information on the province’s public school students, such as those seen in a Vaughan Road Academy class room in late May. The race-data initiative is intended to help recognize and ameliorate gaps in educational equity across the province. Schools across Ontario will be collecting race-based data in an effort to close the ... Read More »

UAE President announces plans to unify education in all government schools

Schools across the emirates that follow the UAE Government Ministry of Education’s curriculum will be brought under one education system. Jeff Topping / The National Schools across the UAE will follow a new common education system in a major shakeup announced yesterday by the Ministry of Education and Abu Dhabi Education Council. According to the announcement, all Government schools and ... Read More »

Left-handed children ‘penalised’ by lack of support in UK schools

Experts say left-handed pupils should receive specific teaching to meet their needs. Photograph: Image Source Pink/Alamy Children are still “penalised” for being left-handed with ministers lacking the information to understand the scale of the problem, education campaigners have warned. It is also feared a disproportionate number of prisoners are left-handed, with calls to research whether classroom struggles trigger a “downward ... Read More »

CBSE asks schools not to strain students during 70th Independence day celebrations

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked its affiliated schools across the country to ensure that Independence day celebrations do not cause “undue strain” to students. Schools have been asked to celebrate 70th anniversary of Indian Independence along with the 75th anniversary of “Quit India Movement” to instill the sense of national pride and patriotism in students, a ... Read More »