Following the government’s controversial response to school funding in last week’s Budget announcement, three education unions are taking the unprecedented step of simultaneously consulting with their respective members on what steps to take next. The National Education Union (NEU), the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)
POLICYMAKERS AND politicians spend a lot of time wagging fingers over stubborn education achievement gaps in the U.S., lamenting especially the educational level of poor kids, who often go to school with lots of other poor kids in resource-starved communities with less access to good teachers and rigorous classes. But the U.S. is actually doing better
Members of the Newcastle College adult learningdepartment gave their advice on what to consider when asking your employer for extra training and education Following further training and education, people can bring more to their job role. However, it’s possible that many people think that they can’t speak to their employer and ask them for education funding.
The recent law that requires mental health education in New York and Virginia schools sends one clear message—children need more than traditional academic skills to thrive in life. In addition to being exposed to mental health challenges, children living in poverty also face their own harsh realities. Thankfully, there are visionary leaders like Elsie McCabe
A survey reveals that the lack of student discipline, little time spent on instruction and the cost of developing an online program are some of the reasons why MOOCs fail. The offer of online courses in higher education is growing exponentially. However, not all educational institutions have the resources to implement them or fail to
When Indiana voters chose Jennifer McCormick over incumbent Glenda Ritz in 2016, some believed it would spell the end of cringe-worthy exchanges between the elected state superintendent and appointed members of the State Board of Education. The high-level drama might have ended since McCormick took office, but tension between the superintendent’s office and the administration is still great, even with Republicans in
Candidates for the Clark County School Board and Nevada Board of Regents tackled teacher retention, funding and accountability in a forum at the Public Education Foundation in Las Vegas on Monday. Much of the discussion for the four School Board candidates in attendance focused on teachers, as they fielded questions from Teach Plus Nevada teaching
No. 27: That’s where the U.S. ranks in terms of Americans’ overall education, health and other attributes that can help drive economic growth, according to a study published in British medical journal The Lancet that looked at 195 countries. In composing the ranking, researchers sought to measure what they refer to as “human capital,” defined as a
Reintegrating school-aged mothers into formal schooling is met with many challenges for low-income families in Jamaica. While there is progress in getting girls back into classrooms before and after giving birth, lack of child care is an overlooked barrier. The Women Centre Foundation of Jamaica (WCFJ) provides critical services during prenatal and post-natal phases of school reintegration,
According to the Dallas Morning News, the Texas State Board of Education, as part of an effort to “streamline” the social studies curriculum in public schools, has voted to remove figures such as Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from the collection of mandatory topics students in every grade are required to learn about in the classroom.
In their second year, University of Minnesota veterinary students are introduced to dental basics. And while for most students practice makes perfect, Michael Congiusta’s (Brooklyn, NY) experience left him feeling a step was missing between class and lab. So he created models of the teeth of canines so students could practice basic dental skills. “I
New Delhi: A group of global philanthropic foundations, including UBS Optimus Foundation, British Asian Trust, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and Tata Trust Tuesday announced a ‘development impact bond’ (DIB) worth $11 million and promised to double the fund size in the coming days to improve the education outcome of 300,000 students in Delhi and Gujarat.