• Education
    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 […]

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    Removal of co-education clause from Turkish Education Ministry’s regulations stirs debate

    The Education Ministry’s removal of the co-education clause from its regulations has stirred a debate in Turkey, facing criticism that such a move was undertaken to lay the groundwork for gender-segregated education on a wide scale. However, the ministry said as per the Basic Law on National Education, mixed-sex education at schools is essential. “Article 15 of the […]

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    Education in NSW is at an historic crossroads: Mark Scott

    As part of high school history I remember learning about Woodrow Wilson, the US President a century ago. Woodrow’s 14-point plan, the Treaty of Versailles and League of Nations. These are some of the headlines you keep with you from school as you trundle through life. Recently though, I discovered a statement widely attributed to […]

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    Higher education’s key role in sustainable development

    The United Nations defines sustainable development as “…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. As such, sustainable development not only deals with environmental issues, but economic, social and cultural issues as well. Given the increased demands placed on societies and the environment due to, among other […]

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    THE EDUCATIONAL TYRANNY OF THE NEUROTYPICALS

    STRUCTURED LEARNING DIDN’T serve me particularly well. I was kicked out of kindergarten for running away too many times, and I have the dubious distinction of having dropped out of two undergraduate programs and a doctoral business and administration program. I haven’t been tested, but have come to think of myself as “neuroatypical” in some way. […]

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    Iran’s Student Activists Denied an Education

    This time of year in Iran, graduate school applicants learn if they’ve been accepted into the programs they’ve strived for based on their national exam rank. But over the past decade, authorities have been quietly barring student activists from furthering their education, marking their application status with a “star” that indicates their application is “missing documents.” […]

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    A Fashion Education Centred on the Student at The British School of Fashion

    LONDON, United Kingdom — The British School of Fashion offers specialised postgraduate programmes in the business of fashion. Based close to the influential Spitalfields Market at the London campus of Glasgow Caledonian University, the school’s mission is to educate, challenge and develop a new generation of fashion and luxury business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. Offering programmes […]

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    Simcha Felder’s outsized impact on education

    Once again, state Sen. Simcha Felder is the target of New York City Democrats’ ire. Their latest complaint about the “heretic” Democrat who caucuses with the Republic majority is that Felder allowed the speed cameras outside city schools to be turned off, thus letting more than 100,000 cars speed by without being ticketed through mid-August. It can be hard to pin […]