Yogi Adityanath modernises UP’s education system: Students to learn English from Nursery instead of Class 6

In order to enhance the state’s education system , theYogi Adityanath government is planning to introduce English in UP government schools, from nursery. Students to be taught English from Nursery           In order to enhance the state’s education system, the Yogi Adityanath government is planning to introduce English in UP government schools from nursery instead of class 6, which is expected to blend nationalist and modern curricula.  As per an HT report, in an interview to online portal Khabare.com, the CM said he had instructed the…

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DeVos Set to Take Over Education System Where Test Scores Have Stalled

If confirmed as education secretary by the U.S. Senate, Betsy DeVos will take over a national education system with an improving graduation rate but stagnant test scores, despite a reform effort under the Obama administration that pumped billions into the worst-performing schools. Ms. DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee, is awaiting a Senate committee vote Tuesday. She would likely maintain her commitment to expand the use of charter schools and vouchers for students to attend private school, a departure for a top administrator of an education system built largely on traditional public…

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Styr’s system of health gadgets exists to sell you supplements

I’m the kind of guy who can always stand to lose a few pounds. The Styr Lab regimen seemed like a great way to do so. When I first saw it at TechCrunch‘s Disrupt event in San Francisco last September, I was genuinely excited to give the fitness-tracking system a try. After three months using the regimen, however, I find myself just as pudgy and unmotivated as I was beforehand. Maybe even more so. Gallery: Styr fitness tracking ecosystem | 10 Photos The Styr system employs a trio of devices:…

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Theresa May to unveil boost to vocational education system

Theresa May will move on Monday to reassure business leaders that they will not suffer skills shortages as a result of Brexit, when she places expansion of vocational education at the heart of a new proactive industrial strategy. Many businesses worry that the UK’s departure from the single market will not only damage their trade with Europe but will also make it more difficult to attract enough suitable workers. Before Christmas, the Institute of Directors called on May to address the issue of skills shortages before Brexit and, as a…

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Roll out of revised education system to begin in May

The new education system developed to replace the discredited 8-4-4 could finally be implemented in May on a pilot basis in lower primary schools, documents seen by the Sunday Nation reveal. The system, which places emphasis on continuous assessment tests (CATs) over one-off examinations, will then be rolled out in January next year covering nursery, Standard One, Two and Three. The revelation comes ahead of a major conference on the curriculum scheduled for January 30 that will discuss the proposed system and schedules. In 2019, the system is expected to…

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Why is Australia’s education system going backwards?

When it comes to education – what works, what has gone wrong, who pays for it – the debate can get very emotional and, shall we say, evidence-free. So here we assess some of the arguments put forward to explain why Australian students are going backwards on key global tests like PISA, released this week. Some have a higher degree of truthiness than others. Parents are the worst Judy called me on Wednesday. She is an experienced teacher in a NSW region, fed up with what she saw as a…

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Health payroll system still bleeding

QUEENSLAND Health’s notoriously flawed payroll system is still overpaying employees up to $770,000 a fortnight – adding up to $20 million a year. Figures reveal that more than six years after implementation of the controversial IBM system, thousands of employees are still being over and under paid in every fortnightly pay run, despite repeated State Government assurances that the issue would be fixed. Health Minister Cameron Dick said about 15 per cent of overpayments took about nine months to recover. Queensland Nurses Union secretary Beth Mohle says it has been…

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5 ways to spruce up your car’s entertainment system

Gadgets Now | Spandan Bhattacharjee | Oct 12, 2016, 09.00 AM IST Five ways to spruce up your car’s entertainment system So you’ve bought a new car. You’ve taken it for a ride around the city and excitedly shown it to all your friends and family members. But as you are driving, you glance at the dashboard and realize that it wears a deserted look. Though you’ve invested all your savings in buying the car, the interiors (especially the front console) still have standard, manufacturer-fitted equipment. And shelling out more…

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