U.S. Department of Education official visits Flower Mound Elementary

COMANCHE COUNTY, Okla. (TNN) -Flower Mound Elementary School’s high academic performance over the years has drawn the attention of the United States Department of Education. Today the Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education out of Washington D.C., toured the school. Flower Mound was one of about a dozen schools the Secretary plans to visit in Oklahoma. It was an exciting day for everyone at Flower Mound Elementary today as they hosted the Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, Frank Brogan. “So to come to a school like Flower…

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Indian higher education is withering on the vine

Not long ago, India was seen as living the demographic dream, with the youth bulge generating a productive push. Now, the dream threatens to become a nightmare. Despite relatively high GDP growth, recognised employment declined by about 9 million between 2011-12 and 2017-18, and open unemployment rates are at their highest in four decades. Unemployment is especially bad among young people, particularly the more educated. Around one-third of those aged 15 to 29 (about 100 million people) are not in employment, education or training. These trends suggest major macroeconomic failures,…

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What To Watch For At The Democratic Education Town Hall In Pittsburgh

This Saturday, a consortium of education groups is teaming up with MSNBC to host a forum for Democratic Presidential candidates, centered around education issues. The event kicks off at 9:45 and will run most of the day; it will all be livestreamed. The crowd of about 1,000 invitation-only attendees (I’ll be one of them) includes a sampling of teachers and parents, as well as members of unions and civil rights groups. They are largely pro-public education; at least one pro-charter ed reform group (the Center for Education Reform) has put out…

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Massachusetts Passed A New Education Funding Plan. Now What?

Massachusetts’ public school funding formula has changed for the first time since 1993, thanks to a new law passed by the state legislature that adds $1.5 billion to schools, and aims for more equity across the state. How will that money get spent? Former Education Secretary Paul Reville joined Boston Public Radio to break down what happens next. “This will have particular effect in our poorest communities in the commonwealth,” he said. “But just having more money doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to do a good job. It’s how you spend the money that’s…

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New education policy will be India-centric: HRD minister

HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said over two lakh suggestions have been received and they are being considered with utmost care. The new National Education Policy (NEP) will be the cornerstone for building a “new India”, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Wednesday. He said suggestions are being taken from various stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers, NGOs and scientists, before finalising the policy.   The NEP covers elementary to college education and the first was promulgated in 1968 by the government of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi and the second by…

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Frankfurt School Weaponized US Education Against Civilization

Understanding that future generations are the key to building political power and lasting change, socialists and totalitarians of all varieties have gravitated toward government-controlled education since before the system was even founded. The communist so-called “Frankfurt School” was no exception in its affinity for “educating” the youth. Almost 100 years ago, a group of socialist and communist “thinkers” led by Marxist law professor Carl Grünberg established the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany. From there, they would move to the United States. And from their new…

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CM: Education meant to upgrade skills of students

Shimla: In the midst of modernisation drive, education, especially science stream, must be given priority for overall development of the youth, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the state level Gyan-Vigyan Mela of Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Vikasnagar organised by the Himachal Shikha Samiti here today. He said education laid the foundation for scientific and technological advancements. He said the founding fathers of the Indian Republic had given importance to cultivation of “scientific temper” among the citizens of this country by suitably incorporating it in our Constitution. Thakur…

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Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee supporting the education of two less fortunate students since three years

Abhijit Banerjee who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been supporting the educational expenses of two less fortunate children Vivekananda School in Jogiwala through a scholarship sponsored by him. The two students Aryan Thapa and Aman Dobryal from Vivekananda School, Dehradun has been receiving the Kabir Memorial Scholarship for the past three years which was set up by Nobel laureate Banerjee in memory of his son who had an untimely death. Both the children who were helped by the generosity of the Nobel winner were all praises for…

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How To Support Girls’ Education Around The World On International Day Of The Girl

Oct. 11 marks the International Day of the Girl (IDG), an annual global observance that celebrates girls’ accomplishments and promotes gender equality. On this day, which was declared by the United Nations, and always, you can support initiatives that help girls achieve their full potential — and education is such a crucial component of success. So, if you want to get involved, there are several different ways to support girls’ education around the world, through donations and beyond.   It goes without saying that it’s important to boost organizations that empower…

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Mohan Bhagwat calls for ‘radical transformation’ in education system

Mohan Bhagwat calls for ‘radical transformation’ in education system   Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said that there is a need for “radical transformation” in the education system from curriculum to teachers’ training. “We feel the need for a radical transformation from curriculum to teachers’ training. This cannot be achieved through mere structural changes,” Bhagwat said at an RSS event here. “We need an education system which gives comprehensive knowledge and pride about our language (Swa Bhasha), our attire (Swa Bhoosha), our culture (Swa Sanskriti), our…

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