Education

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 »

Labour Party’s policy on schools giving shadow education secretary Angela Rayner ‘sleepless nights’

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has had sleepless nights over the Labour Party’s education policies CREDIT: PA WIRE The Labour Party lacks coherent policies on education, the Shadow Secretary has admitted, as she revealed that she has suffered “sleepless nights” worrying about it since her appointment to the shadow cabinet last July. Angela Rayner MP, a staunch supporter of Jeremy ... Read More »

Education secretary heckled by angry head teachers

Angry head teachers heckled Education Secretary Justine Greening as she told a conference about her plans for new grammar schools. There were cries of “rubbish” and “no, no” as she said selective schools could close the achievement gap between rich and poor pupils. And the head of Ofsted said too many schools boosted results by removing pupils not expected to ... Read More »

IBM to train 25 million Africans in five years

IBM Digital – Nation Africa, which will be rolled out on a cloud-based learning platform, will provide free programmes to users to help nurture innovation, and improve digital competence. The company will invest $70m into the initiative which will focus on cultivating skills for “New Collar” jobs – a range of careers which include cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and the cloud computing. “Industries across ... Read More »

Queensland launches IET Partnership Fund

The Queensland International Education and Training (IET) Partnership Fund, launched by Queensland education minister Kate Jones, will provide A$6m over five years to support programmes and ideas that align with the strategy’s key initiatives and goals, including building market share to 20%. “IET is incredibly important to our state’s economy, contributing $2.8bn annually in export revenue and employing 19,000 Queenslanders,” ... Read More »

International student completion rates remain high in Australia

The report, which details the percentage of students who have completed their studies four and nine years after commencing university and four and six years after commencing at a NUHEI, found 70.8% of university and 62.8% of NUHEI international students completed their studies over the period 2011-2014. This is in comparison to their domestic counterparts, with 45% for universities and ... Read More »