Education

Theresa May is channelling Basil Fawlty with her education policy

John Cleese as Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers BBC comedy. Photograph: BBC View more sharing options Shares 496 Comments 263 Contact author @LolaOkolosie Tuesday 30 May 2017 10.55 BSTLast modified on Wednesday 31 May 2017 16.18 BST Abreakfast for every primary pupil that costs an unappetising 6.8p per mealis not the stuff of teachers’ dreams. Rather, it’s another example of the sheer ... Read More »

The Guardian view on higher education: trouble ahead

United for Education demonstration, in 2016. Universities are a big business now. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Universities have been so transformed by 30 years of reform that the language around higher education can appear emptied of its traditional meaning. The inherited notion of universities as a protected space devoted to the development of the individual capacity for creativity and deeper ... Read More »

Why California’s next election will be a tug-of-war on education

Marshall Tuck, running for California schools superintendent, supports charter schools.Photo: By Laurel Rosenhall for CALmatters Sandra Lowe reminisced about the good old days as she addressed a roomful of Democratic activists at the California party’s annual convention last week in Sacramento. It used to be, the teachers union leader told the crowd, that it didn’t take much to win a ... Read More »

E-texbook launched for Haryana school students

The Haryana School Education Board has launched its e-textbook portal from which students can instantly download school books. The website was inaugurated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. E-textbook portal of the Haryana School Education Board launched The Haryana School Education Board has launched its e-textbook portal from which students can instantly download school books. The website was inaugurated by ... Read More »

JBL E55BT wireless headphone review: These modestly priced cans deliver strong features and good sound

When you put them on, you tend to forget you’re wearing headphones. Their light weight makes them great for toting along just about anywhere. But their folding options take portability even further. You can fold these JBLs in two different ways—something that’s highly unusual in an over-the-ear headphone. You can twist the ear cups flat to slide them into a ... Read More »

Education Beat: Love ’em to good

I’ve been asked why I love the homeless, the prostitutes, the criminals, the drug addicts, the ones who appear to have lost their way — the “real life Les Miserables” – so much. Indeed, why do I seek them out at night, in the hidden corners of the world? Well, it’s easy to prove that education and hard work are ... Read More »

Republicans in N.C. Senate cut education funding — but only in Democratic districts. Really.

This bit of North Carolina news won’t get as much attention as the infamous “bathroom bill,” which insisted that people at public schools and other government-run facilities use bathrooms that correspond to the gender listed on their birth certificate, sparking a boycott of the state. But it is worth noting as a new lesson in how not to drag schools ... Read More »

One Part Educator, One Part Techie: Why Today’s Teachers Have to Be Both

The last two decades have seen the education sector move at lightning speed especially in the area of educational technology. Fifteen to twenty years ago, technology in education was a debatable subject. Everyone had his or her own views about the impact technology would have on the way we learn. There were, of course, both positives and negatives associated with ... Read More »

Medical college crisis: Gian Sagar employees to lose jobs if essentiality certificate is withdrawn, says institute

The decision of the Punjab government to withdraw essentiality certificates of medical institutes run by Gian Sagar Education and Charitable Trust has left more than 1,000 employees working for past several years ‘jobless’. However, the government has already decided to shift at least 1,500 students enrolled with MBBS, BDS and nursing courses to other medical colleges across the state. But ... Read More »

PSEB Punjab Board Class 12 exam results declared, check them here

The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) declared the Senior Secondary School or Class 12 results at 11am on Saturday. Around 2.8 lakh students appeared for the exam. The students can check the results at www.pseb.ac.in from 9am on May 14. Amisha Arora from RS Model Senior secondary school topped the exam. Prabhjot Joshi from BCM Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana scored ... Read More »