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

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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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HRW Warns Of Education Crisis As Girls Drop Out Of School

  Human Rights Watch has said the world is looking away as an education crisis involving girls grips Afghanistan. The World Bank, along with the Afghan government and its donors, should use its new education program to reverse the declining number of girls in school in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday in a letter to the bank. The anticipated $300 million donor-funded World Bank project, Education Quality Reform in Afghanistan (EQRA), is to be submitted for approval to the World Bank’s executive board in the coming weeks. A…

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Sphero raises $12M as it focuses on education

This year has been a rough one for Sphero. The Colorado-based toy robotics startup kicked off the year with dozens of layoffs, a result of tepid interest in its line of Disney-branded consumer products. Here’s a little good news, however. The company has raised another $12 million, bringing its total up to around $119 million, according to Crunchbase. The latest round will go into helping shape the BB-8 maker into an education-first company. “The recent round of funding has currently raised $12 million, and we anticipate at the time of final closing…

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‘Millions missing out’: aid fails to make the grade on early years education

 A child at school in Lebanon. Researchers found donors are deterred from spending on pre-school learning because its benefits are less immediate. Photograph: Hussein Baydoun/Theirworld Just 1% of international aid dedicated to young children’s development is being targeted on pre-school education, according to a report that warns spending is imbalanced and short-sighted. While global funding for early childhood development has grown in recent years, almost all of this investment – 95% – has been channelled towards health and nutrition initiatives. Donors are deterred from spending on pre-school education, the report…

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Refugee education must be ‘top of the agenda’ says Muzoon

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan in Geneva, where she was speaking at a side event on the global compact on refugees.  © UNHCR/Susan Hopper GENEVA – When Muzoon Almellehan fled her home in Dara’a, Syria, five years ago, she did not know if she would be able to attend school at the refugee camp in Jordan. So, the then 14-year-old packed her school books among the handful of belongings she was allowed to carry to safety. “I was very worried about education. It is the greatest weapon that can help us…

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Home education compulsory registration?

The Department for Education is raising the prospect of a compulsory register for an estimated 45,500 home-educated children in England. Ministers have launched a “call for evidence” on ensuring children taught at home get a good quality education. There is also £3m to check against “harmful practices” in “out-of-school settings”, such as clubs and societies. Education minister Lord Agnew said all children needed to have a “suitable and safe education”. But the Education Otherwise home education group says there is “no evidence” that registration would be an improvement. ‘A different…

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Delhi Government Orders Unrecognised Schools To Stop Education Activities

The government also asked the parents to get their wards admitted in recognised schools. NEW DELHI:  The Delhi government has ordered several private schools which are working in violation of the Right Education Act in the national capital to discontinue its activities from the next academic session. An official order from Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP Government also notified all the societies/trusts/agencies/organisations or individuals running unrecognised schools to discontinue the educational activities from 2018-19 academic session. It also warned if the institutions fail to comply with  the order, action will be initiated against…

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