Is big data ruining education?

Standardized tests may not be making kids smarter. If you’ve ever had the sneaking suspicion that standardized tests are a waste of time, you’re not alone. Simon Rodberg, the District of Columbia International School’s founding principal, recently wrote about how the promise that data will improve education is failing students. “The drive for data responded to a real problem in education, but bad thinking about testing and data use has made the data cure worse than the disease,” he wrote. In 2001, No Child Left Behind mandated more standardized testing and made…

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Development Vs Education? Metro Threatens 90-Year-Old School In Chennai

  The 90-year-old Good Shepherd Convent in Chennai could lose a major part of its sprawling campus if the Metro authorities have their way. The Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) has issued a notice alerting the Good Shepherd Convent of its plans to acquire 3,590 square metres of land to build the Sterling Road Station as part of its phase-II network. This would result in the school losing its playground, stadium gallery and a junior block housing classes up to 5. The school management has obtained a stay from the…

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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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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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