Tag Archives: education

HRD introduces 70-point grading index to assess quality of school education in states

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has introduced a 70-point grading index to assess the quality of school education offered by states. “We have decided that a state performance grading will be done wherein the states will be marked out of 1,000 scores on 70 parameters,” HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters here. This will give the correct picture of ... Read More »

Higher education in India gets a Rs 8,000 crore boost

Government’s estimated schematic budgetary expenditure on health, education and social protection for 2018-19 is Rs 1.38 trillion. Photo: HT New Delhi: To increase investment in higher educational institutions, the Union Cabinet today approved a proposal for expanding the scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) by expanding its capital base to Rs 10,000 crore and tasking it to mobilise Rs 1 ... Read More »

How to fund child’s education: Take a loan or use own funds?

Keeping your accumulated savings invested and taking an education loan instead can benefit you. Photo: Alamy Any big-ticket spending requires you to either have the required funds in place or a financing option. When dealing with long-term financial goals, such as higher education of children, you have the advantage of planning much in advance. Here’s how you can go about ... Read More »

Government approves integrated school education scheme

Calling it a ‘holistic approach to education’, the government said the integrated school education scheme will lead to ‘an integrated administration looking at school as a continuum’. Photo: HT New Delhi: In a decision aimed at bringing together all school education-related schemes, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government on Wednesday approved an integrated school education scheme that will subsume Sarva Shiksha ... Read More »

State sets up international education board

Syllabus will initially be used in 100 government schools The State government has set up the Maharashtra International Education Board to oversee its foray into international schools. “The idea is to upgrade existing government schools and provide the best quality education on par with the International Baccalaureate (IB) syllabus. Currently, we have chosen 100 government schools where this syllabus will ... Read More »

For-Profit Higher Education: Yes, Like This Please

A Laureate University student works on creating an electric-powered model car. Laureate is the largest international for-profit higher-education provider in the world, and last year, it became the first benefit corp to IPO. Less than one-third of the global student-aged population is enrolled in higher education. I’m not an education expert, but that makes me think about two things: First, ... Read More »

A New Year’s Resolution For Higher Education: Debt-Free in ’18

This song from 1989 always comes to mind during the holidays. First, because I have a strong memory of listening to this album – Blind Man’s Zoo – one Christmas break while doing primary research for my college senior thesis in economics (an econometric comparison of the American and Canadian university systems). But more important, because I picture Natalie Merchant’s Dust Bowl ... Read More »

Conservatives go against principles by meddling in education

Almost every public policy area gets caught up in federal tax plans, including education. That should not be: The Constitution only gives the federal government specific, enumerated powers, and the feds aren’t supposed to make policy unrelated to those. As conservatives have often pointed out, education is not mentioned in that document at all. So why are some conservatives trying to ... Read More »

Greitens’ picks for State Board of Education accelerate commissioner search process

LLUSTRATION BY RICI HOFFARTH | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO With the task of going through a state Senate confirmation process approaching, Gov. Eric Greitens’ picks to the Missouri State Board of Education successfully sped up the process of finding an education commissioner over the objections of the board’s president. The governor’s five nominees outflanked three other board members during a ... Read More »

Turkish impoverished children have inability to receive pre-school education: OECD

Children in Turkey have inadequate access to pre-school education, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has stated in a new report on inequality in education. The “Education Opportunities for Everyone” report cited Turkey alongside Ireland, Chile and Poland as lagging behind in access to pre-school education for poor children. The OECD made three suggestions that aim to reduce ... Read More »