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US House Republicans initiate Higher Education Act with few riders

The US Government has set aside an estimated $600 million in grants for colleges that serve large populations of minority students, and the proposed reauthorization of the Higher Education Act by House Republicans maintains that funding—with a few new riders, writes Melissa Korn in wsj.com. ... Read more

MIT Senior Drew Bent hopes to level the educational playing field

Prior to his undergraduate studies at MIT, senior Drew Bent was giving priority to education as a “side project”, while working at the educational platform Khan Academy and at Sony Ericcson, while he was still at high school, employing what he had considered his main skill set since he... Read more

Kentucky worst state for cuts to K-12 Education funding since 2008

A study released by the non-partisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities revealed that Kentucky is in the bottom three states in the US for cuts to K-12 Education funding since 2008, as per kentucky.com report. Michael Leachman, who wrote the report for the Washington, D.C.-based group said,... Read more

Canadian Education Efforts Paying Off

Canada's efforts in stepping up education is finally paying off, as more educated citizens are landing on high salaried jobs, while women graduates dominated the nursing and medical degrees, citing a new census data, thestar.com reported. The latest release of data from the 2016 census throws light... Read more

Australian Education Department to meet $17.6 million budget shortfall, cuts 36 jobs

The Australian education department will lay off 36 jobs and more cuts might as well follow soon as it struggles to meet a $17.6 million budget shortfall, according to a canberratimes.com.au report. Fill and Spill Arrangement A government-imposed efficiency dividend has forced the agency... Read more

K-12 Schooling, Americans remain conflicted

Americans have conflicting take on K-12 schooling and the proper role of the Federal Government in it, citing a new study by research and advocacy group, EdChoice, the74million.org report said. Respondents generally saw the nation’s education system as being on the wrong course and were... Read more

Indian Education: No short cuts, long term plan need of the hour

Successive Governments in India have the propensity to set targets and then when they reach the milestone, they tend to go gaga about it. This won't auger well for the education sector, writes CB Sharma, Chairman, National Institute of Open Schooling in a column in dailypioneer.com. Planning ... Read more

Government schools ought to be the drivers of change in Indian Education sector

The shifting of private education is not good. Rather the Government schools ought to be the drivers of change, writes, Uday Balakrishnan, visiting faculty at the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in The Hindu daily. Citing the introduction of the chapter of the... Read more

Education remains focus area of IT Companies' CSR in India

Leading industry body in India, Nasscom Foundation, in its study revealed at its CSR Leadership Conference in Bangalore recently that the IT majors are spending more on education sector as part of their corporate social responsibility, according to community.nasscom.in. According to the study,... Read more

Cuts to university funding to restrict access to Australian education

An estimated six out of ten Australians think cuts to university funding would limit access to tertiary education and the same proportion would oppose attempts to reduce the education budget by circumventing the parliament, polling conducted for the university’s lobbying arm has found, noted... Read more