• Education
    MIT, AI, and the Future of Higher Education

    MIT’s announcement of a $1 billion commitment to artificial intelligence discovery through a new College of Computing is a big deal. The question is will this be a big deal for shaping the future of the higher ed? In reading the MIT announcement, I can’t find mention of the relationship between this new College and MIT Open Learning. My […]

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    AL ranked third for most higher education cuts since 2008 recession

    MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – Over the last decade only two states have cut their state funding for higher education, per student, more than Alabama. This is according to a report released Thursday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Between 2008 and 2018, Alabama has cut $4,290 per student for higher education. Here is how Alabama […]

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    ‘Baptism barrier’ lifted by Education Minister Richard Bruton banning primary schools from enrolling students based on religion

    A ‘baptism barrier’ which allowed primary schools to select students for admission based on their religion was lifted yesterday. Education Minister Richard Bruton signed a commencement order to bring sections of the Education (Admissions to Schools) Act 2018 into operation which will make the school admission process fairer throughout the country. He also signed an […]

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    Florida education news: Legislative priorities, student voices, charter schools and more

    LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: Funding for school security, mental health services and general operations top the wish list of the Florida School Boards Association for 2019. “We want to make sure the resources are available to accomplish those most important goals” for students, FSBA lobbyist Ruth Melton said. STUDENT VOICES: The Hernando County School Board revives its student representative program. CHARTER SCHOOLS: A Pasco […]

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    Teacher Honor Roll / Education Notebook

    School: Snider High School Grade or subject teaching: Grade 10 honors and academic, SAT prep course Education: Bachelor of Science in education from IPFW Years teaching: 18, recently retired City born: Fort Wayne Current hometown: I lived in Fort Wayne all my life but plan to move to Lake George in Fremont. Family: I have a clan consisting of my kind and […]

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    Revamp higher education to meet contemporary needs: M Venkaiah Naidu

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Friday called for revamping higher education to bring it in tune with the contemporary needs and said the “undesirable trend” of lakhs of engineering students graduating in India without basic employable skills must stop. He said education is not only for employment, but also meant to empower students and help […]

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    PM speech about girls’ education at UNGA: 25 September 2018

    I would first like to thank President Macron and Prime Minister Trudeau – and thank you also to the governments of Kenya, Niger and Jordan as co-hosts of this event with whom we are working to support girls’ education around the world. Today over 130 million girls did not go to school. 130 million girls […]

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    We surely need good education, and in English!

    This blog is inspired by two separate pieces I read recently. One is the latest issue of the Economist which has a very interesting take on the education standards/ methodology in Singapore. The other is a tweet where political parties including BJP and Congress are objecting to Karnataka Chief Minister Sri Kumaraswamy’s policy to adopt […]

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    Medicaid, education take center stage at forum

    MOSCOW — Education funding and a proposal to expand Medicaid to thousands of uninsured Idahoans dominated a candidate forum in Moscow that featured six local candidates for the Idaho Legislature. The proposed Medicaid expansion would offer coverage to as many as 62,000 Idaho residents who fall into the so-called “Medicaid gap” — those who are […]