Education

ABERDEEN’S PARTY LEADERS: PRIORITIES ON SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION

ALAN DONNELLY – SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVES The Scottish Conservatives want to deliver a gold standard of education for every child. Many of our schools are performing very well but there are areas for improvement. Aberdeen has high levels of teacher vacancies and the Scottish Government needs to help Aberdeen with relocation allowances to attract teachers. Aberdeen is investing in new-build primary ... Read More »

Back to school Why education will be just one test for next Hong Kong leader

Is it something unusual for a senior Beijing official in Hong Kong to visit a local school? The central government’s liaison office last Friday posted a short write-up and photo on its official website showing its deputy director,Tan Tieniu, visiting St Paul’s Convent School in Causeway Bay. Tan was reported to have had “discussions and exchanges” with teachers and students ... Read More »

New test, more choice ahead for Indiana education

It wouldn’t be Indiana politics without heated debates over education, and, reliably, the General Assembly delivered. Some of the longest discussions this year focused on expanding the state’s On My Way Pre-K pilot and replacing ISTEP. Particularly contentious were proposals for the state’s education leader to be appointed instead of elected, and for the state to take over the struggling Muncie and ... Read More »

England assures EU student funding fees through 2018

The announcement came as part of a tumultuous week for the UK higher education sector, during which Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election and rumours swirled that May is willing to soften her long-held stance on non-EU students being included in net migration figures. “This announcement gives EU students the certainty they need as well as giving ... Read More »

Class Struggle In AAPs Schools Vs BJPs Schools, Education Missing From Debate

New Delhi: Refurbished, shiny desks have replaced broken tables and benches at the government school on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg in the heart of Delhi. Students are in full attendance as they listen to academician Pushpesh Pant speaking on Cold War via video conferencing. This scene is straight out of one of the ‘model schools’ conceptualised by Deputy Chief Minister ... Read More »

Chinese education redefined

Dr. Dory Poa is the president of Chiang Kai Shek College, the largest Chinese-Filipino school in the Philippines, with successful alumni like SM’s Henry Sy, PNB’s Lucio Tan and Jollibee’s Tony Tan Caktiong. A language expert, Dr. Poa obtained her doctorate from Stanford University and taught in the Philippines, the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Australia prior to her ... Read More »

Stafford House unveils University Pathways program

CEG bought Omnicon School of Languages last year adding the first two Canadian centres to its portfolio after the group bought Intrax English Programs with three locations in the US in 2015. In 2013, it acquired the Boston Academy of English. Stafford House’s University Pathways program is a consolidation of its higher education preparation products available at its six North American centres. ... Read More »

Survey confirms immigration fears turning students away from US HE

Anecdotal reports that several months of policy changes in the US, contentious rhetoric around immigration and attempts to freeze entry for foreign nationals from target countries are turning off prospective international students have been confirmed in a survey of nearly 300 international recruitment professionals at higher education institutions. The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’s Trending Topics Survey, ... Read More »

7 local districts nationally recognized for music education

Seven local school districts have been named “Best Communities” in the nation for music education this year. The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation recognized 527 districts and 92 schools “for their outstanding music education programs” in 2017, the organization said. Among them were the Arlington, Dover, Hyde Park, Millbrook, Red Hook, Spackenkill and Wappingers districts. AVID: Preparing for the future, Hyde ... Read More »

Children missing out on education at risk of abuse and exploitation

FOI figures show about 33,000 school-aged children were recorded as missing from education in 2015. Photograph: Design Pics Inc/Rex The government is being urged to identify and support thousands of “hidden” children and young people who drop out of school and disappear off the radar, leaving them at increased risk of abuse and exploitation. The National Children’s Bureau (NCB), a ... Read More »