• Nigerian Answers Boko Haram’s Anti-Education Campaign with Schools

    In Nigeria, the militant Islamist group Boko Haram wants to end anything related to Western society – especially Western-style education. Even the name “Boko Haram” means “Western education is forbidden.” But some activists are turning Boko Haram’s target into a weapon. In 2014, Rebecca Gadzama and her husband started a group called Education Must Continue, […]

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    Do we have the education leadership we need?

    What do you do with a commissioner who talks about our schools only in terms of failure? I watched his recent presentation to the Rochester 911 group on YouTube and that’s what is sounded like to me. Leading an education system is a complex undertaking. It takes real … well … leadership. I wonder if […]

  • LeBron’s radically different vision for public education is what we need

    It’s become fashionable for celebrities and the ultra-rich to start charter schools or make philanthropic gifts with the aim of remaking our “failing” public schools. Mark Zuckerberg, for example, gave away $100m to schools in Newark, New Jersey, which was largely squandered on consultants. The rapper Pitbull founded a charter school in Miami. It is run by a for-profit […]

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    Education, not restriction, is key to reducing harm from offshore gambling

    Australian internet gambling policies have been refined and prohibitions on illegal gambling sites clarified in recent years. Despite this, offshore gambling sites are as popular as ever with Australians. Estimates of offshore wagering in Australia range from A$63.9 to $400 million. Some predict this will grow to $910 million by 2020. These offshore sites not only pose potential […]

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    Oil companies band together for education

    Three oil and gas producers that help dominate Permian Basin activity have banded together to establish a new preschool to serve their employees. Anadarko Petroleum, Chevron USA and EOG Resources are partnering with Primrose Schools to open Primrose School of Midland at Westridge. With the iron skeleton of Anadarko Petroleum’s new regional headquarters in the […]

  • Early years education must involve parents too

    Damien Hinds’ reported proposal for early years education (Children starting school ‘cannot communicate in full sentences’, 31 July) reflects a lack of knowledge about how language works. Firstly, the proposal conflates school-based literacy norms with the everyday speaking and communication skills that children from all social backgrounds are generally equally proficient in. The main assumption is […]

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    Makinde pledges to improve education in Oyo

    A governorship aspirant in Oyo on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has described the annual budgetary allocation to education in the state as too low to fulfil the people’s need for quality education. Lamenting that the allocation was still 2.5 per cent at a time when the United […]

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    Education Dept.’s Deregulation Push Gets Mixed Reviews

    An enduring tension in federal higher education policy making is the balancing act between protecting students and taxpayers on the one hand and allowing for innovative instruction and business models on the other. New administrations typically emphasize one over the other, swinging the policy pendulum between those two goals. The regulatory overhaul proposed this week by the […]

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    €5m funding boost for higher education

    Up to €5m is being made available for investment in higher education. The funding boost aims to highlight the importance of innovation for the education system. The Education Minister Richard Bruton and Junior Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor have launched the new Higher Education and Innovation Fund. This means that €5m will be […]

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    Importance of education

    Sir: When I started thinking about why education is so important, I remembered my high school years when I used to spend almost five hours a month on math homework, wake up at 6:00 AM and get ready for my PSAL soccer game after school. I remembered my teachers, school subjects, the studying and the fun! […]