Trump administration stymies release of salary, loan debt data from certain colleges, advocates say

Susan Goldman | Bloomberg | Getty Images File photo of an ITT Technical Institute campus in Anaheim, California. At a recent conference on financial aid, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said that every school should help its students graduate with high-quality career prospects and little debt. Students should be equipped, she added, with information that allows them to be responsible consumers. “They need to have the best possible tools, data, advice and support,” DeVos said, at the Georgia World Congress Center in late November. Yet at another session at the same…

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CAT 2018 Exam Over; Slot 2 Similar To Slot 1 Question Paper, Say Experts

CAT 2018 Exam Over; Slot 2 Similar To Slot 1 Question Paper, Say Experts New Delhi:  CAT 2018 exam was concluded yesterday. The exam was conducted in two slots. As per an expert on CAT preparation, the question papers in both the slots were similar in difficulty level, with the Quantitative Ability section being the toughest section in both the slots. The paper was moderately difficult overall. The breakup of questions was same – that is 27 out of the total 100 questions were non-MCQ. Experts have predicted that 60…

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Development of nation associated with concepts such as education

MANGALURU: Future development of any nation is associated with concepts such as education, globalisation and economic competencies from which whole set of national development index is determined. Today’s graduates are tomorrow’s backbone of nation. They are the templates of future national development with planned progress, noted Tsuyomo Ikenoue, president, University of Miyazaki, Japan here on Saturday. Delivering the 8th annual convocation of Nitte (deemed to be university) at Kshema campus, Deralakatte, Ikenoue said global education has many components like demographic systems, knowledge exchange and appearance of new information and communication, diffusion of personal ability with cognitive…

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Chapter Twelve: Sabotaging Education (Part II)

The Epoch Times is serializing a translation from the Chinese of a new book, How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World, by the editorial team of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. Table of Contents (continued) 2. Communist Elements in Primary and Secondary Education a. Dumbing Down Students b. The Destructive Nature of Progressive Education c. Education: A Means of Spoiling Students d. Psychological Manipulation e. The Infiltration of Education 3. The Goal: Destroying Education in the East and West Conclusion: Returning to Traditional Education References * * * 2. Communist…

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Private education spending in Australia soars ahead of other countries

Boys from a private high school. Australia is among the highest contributors to education spending in the world, at about 6% of gross domestic product. Photograph: Dan Peled/AAP The proportion of public money being spent on private schooling in Australia is higher than in any other advanced economy and has increased significantly over the last decade, a new report reveals. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released on Tuesday night its annual education at a glance report, a major compendium of statistics measuring the state of education across the world. The…

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On Day 1, MBBS counselling fails to take off amid row over cap on fee

With the state’s department of medical education and research failing to release the seat distribution and fee structure for MBBS admission till Friday late evening, Baba Farid University for Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, the nodal agency, did not start the first round of scheduled counselling. There are 1,025 MBBS seats in eight medical colleges. BFUHS had uploaded the merit list on its website, but MBBS seats and fee in three private medical colleges including Adesh Medical College, Bathinda, Guru Ram Das Medical College, Amritsar and Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, are not uploaded….

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Three education schemes merged under new name

Representative image PANAJI: Following a decision by the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry, three of the central government’s programmes— Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Scheme of Restructuring and Reorganisation of Teacher Education (STE)—will be merged in Goa as well. The merged body will be known as Goa Samagraha Shiksha Abhiyan, said Nagaraj Honnekeri, who has been appointed the project director of this body. Schemes under the three centrally-sponsored programmes will now be implemented by this body from the academic year 2018-19 onwards. While SSA promoted improvement of quality…

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Education key to development, Lungisa tells rally

Lungisa called on the crowd to support one another to define their struggle. This article is reserved for registered HeraldLIVE readers. Simply register at no cost to proceed. If you’ve already registered, simply sign in. Already registered on DispatchLIVE, BusinessLIVE, TimesLIVE or SowetanLIVE? Sign in with the same details. [“Source-heraldlive”]

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Education cuts ring alarm bells for regional areas

Regional and rural participation and attainment in higher education is significantly lower than in metropolitan centres. This matters, because we need a highly-skilled workforce to meet the demands and opportunities of the new knowledge economy just as much as we do in our major cities. So when the ABC uncovers via a Freedom of Information  request that the federal government’s own department estimates the funding freeze imposed on universities will substantially and disproportionately impact universities such as La Trobe – which are committed to delivering higher education in the regions – alarm…

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The returns from education in India’s job market

Data show that while the earnings premium at higher levels of education has gone up sharply during the 21st century, the premium at lower levels of education has not. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The returns from education in India’s job market have climbed steeply since the turn of the 21st century, an analysis of the three rounds of the quinquennial employment survey by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) show. In 1999-2000, a graduate would earn 2.4 times the salary drawn by workers who had completed their schooling till class VIII….

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