Education

Readers recommend playlist: your songs about education

‘Hot for teacher’ – Van Halen in concert in 1981. Photograph: MediaPunch/REX Shutterstock Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundreds of suggestions on last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series works at the end of the piece. After 30 years living in Madrid and a quarter of a ... Read More »

Cyclone Ockhi: Schools, Colleges In Mumbai, Parts Of Maharashtra Closed Tomorrow

The Maharashtra government has ordered precautionary holiday for schools and colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Sindhudurg, Thane, Raigad and Palghar districts tomorrow due to “serious weather predictions” in view of Cyclone Ockhi. “Precautionary holiday declared for schools in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Sindhudurga, Ratnagiri, Thane, Raigad and Palghar Districts for the safety of the students due to the serious weather predictions ... Read More »

Importance of Science in Everyday Life

Can you imagine a world without science? Almost everything that makes our life easy are the wonders of modern science. The clothes we wear is manufactured in industries, the food we eat is also manufactured in large quantities and stored in containers made of polymers. We don’t need to separate dust and unnecessary or unhealthy particles from our food, all ... Read More »

Proposal approved to provide maternity benefits to Delhi government school guest teachers

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has announced provision of maternity benefits to thousands of guest teachers working in Delhi government-run schools. The Delhi Guest Teachers Association has been demanding regularisation of over 17,000 guest teachers, pay parity when compared to permanent teachers and maternity benefits. The proposal has finally been approved. As per the official order, “It has been decided to ... Read More »

Bank credit growth to priority sector slows drastically

Most of priority sector loans are supposed to serve a social purpose and they are meant to ensure that credit flows to those sections of society whom the banks may otherwise neglect. Photo: AFP It’s not just lending to the beleaguered corporate sector that has slowed—bank credit growth to the priority sector too has fallen considerably in recent months. The ... Read More »

Prince Charles backs $10 million new education bond for marginalised children in India

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla attend a cultural event at the British Council in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: AFP London: Britain’s Prince Charles, on a two-day visit to India, has given his backing to a new development bond for India to provide education to marginalised children in the country. The $10 million education development impact bond (DIB) has ... Read More »

TeamLease acquires 40% stake in Schoolguru for Rs13 crore

The purchase of additional stake by TeamLease is linked to Schoolguru’s future performance and meeting its milestones. New Delhi: Staffing services firm TeamLease Services on Wednesday said it has acquired 40% stake in online learning company Schoolguru Eduserve Pvt Ltd for Rs13.53 crore, a move that will accelerate TeamLease’s employability strategy. Both the companies have signed a definitive agreement to this ... Read More »

Proposed education legislation amounts to ‘school capture’, says FEDSAS

“This type of state control that goes against everything a democracy stands for.” This is the opinion of the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (FEDSAS) regarding the proposed Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill. Laerskole Nelspruit, Laeveld, Bergland, Witrivier, Malelene, Barberton, Sabie, Clivia and Nelspruit Primary, Hoërskole Nelspruit, Bergvlam, Rob Ferreira, Barberton, Sybrand van Niekerk and Lowveld High School, and ... Read More »

College students today value education less and money more: study

What drives you most can ultimately determine your success. And, according to a paper highlighted by The British Psychology Society, millennials pursuing higher education in the U.S. are more motivated than previous generations by making money. Researchers from San Diego State University came to the conclusion after assessing surveys of incoming college freshman conducted between 1971 and 2014. Over eight million students in total, ... Read More »

Education, trust and economic measurement

When James Kassaga Arinaitwe first started working in international development, he focussed on global health. The motivations behind that choice were very personal — six members of his family had died from disease by the time he was 10 years old. But in his native country of Uganda, he soon ran into problems that made him rethink his decision. “I ... Read More »