11 mai 2014

US empowers future teachers through university scholarships

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded scholarships to 26 students enrolled in undergraduate degree programmes at the International Islamic University (IIU) in Islamabad as part of the $165 million Pakistan Reading Project. The scholarships will pay for tuition and supplies as well as provide a stipend to recipients. The US Government will provide more than 4,500 scholarships to aspiring teachers. More...

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Call to increase education budget for economic growth

The government should focus on youth employment schemes, energy crisis and loan investment schemes and bring everyone in tax net in the next budget as a majority of youth is unsatisfied with the government initiatives. These views were expressed by the students of the different varsities in Jang Economic Session on ‘Budget 2014-15, Youth Expectations’, held here on Friday. More...

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Peking University offers postgraduate program on China Studies to global students

Peking University opened the Yanjing School on May 5 2014. The school is intended to provide a one year postgraduate program on China Studies. Itwill recruit 100 fresh graduates for 2015 from around the world. 35 will come from theChinese mainland and the other 65 from Hong Kong, Macau and other countries. More...

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Singapore takes third spot in global education rankings

Singapore’s education system has won another accolade – this time in a cognitive skills and educational attainment index comparing 39 countries and one region, Hong Kong. The school system here has been ranked third after South Korea and Japan, and one place above Hong Kong in the index, according to The Learning Curve report published by education firm Pearson. More...

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Asian countries dominate global education ranking

South East Asian countries clinched the top four spots in an education index produced by UK-based education and publishing company Pearsons. South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong beat 39 countries in the Global Index of Cognitive and Educational Attainment compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit which measures learning ability as well as literacy and graduation rates. More...

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Delhi University promises to keep admissions simple, centralised

Delhi University admission season, known in the past for its complications, ensuing confusions and long processes, is all set to begin on June 2, with the University promising simplification and centralization at almost all the levels of the procedure. More...

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Federal Reserve: College Education Worth $830,000 More Than High School Diploma

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco released a report today that sought to answer whether or not it is still worth going to college. The report’s conclusion is, yes, going to college is still worth it. The report said there is an $830,000 difference between getting a college education over just a high school diploma. More...

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College grads grade their higher education

If a college degree is supposed to be the ticket to a better life, most schools have room to improve, suggests a national survey of more than 30,000 graduates. About four in 10 respondents (39%) reported feeling intellectually and emotionally connected in their workplace. More...

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Google Classroom deepens Google’s push into education market

With Google Classroom, Google aims to capitalize on the traction gained by Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks. In order to take advantage of the growing success of Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education, Google has launched Google Classroom, a new tool to improve organization and collaboration for teachers and students working with Google Apps. More...

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State education board to hold special meeting over federal warning

The state Board of Education will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the federal government’s warning that Indiana could lose a waiver that allows schools flexibility in spending more than $250 million in annual federal funding and permits the use of the state’s own A-F school rating system. More...

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