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Clark Gilbert: Higher education doesn’t just have an access problem — we have a completion problem

Education is the gate to opportunity and a path to economic and social mobility. It can and should be one of the great equalizers of access to the American dream. Rightly so, much attention has been placed on ensuring we increase access, particularly in disadvantaged communities. We applaud efforts to help fund access to learning and to offer on-ramps to ... Read More »

NR Madhava Menon, father of modern legal education in India, passes away

Professor NR Madhava Menon, a towering personality in modern Indian legal education, passed away on Tuesday night at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. He was 84. Madhava Menon founded the National Law School of India in Bengaluru, National University of Judicial Sciences in Kolkata and the National Judicial Academy in Bhopal. He was the first head of all these institutions. ... Read More »

Augmented Reality: The Future of Education

By 2025, two billion of the global population is going to be made up by the youngest generation: Generation Alpha, also known as the iGeneration. Generation Alpha are children born between 2010 and 2025. This is the first generation entirely born in the 21st century. These children are considered to be the most technological-infused demographic up to date. Generation Alpha use technology, smartphones, tablets, ... Read More »

Education technology and Indian schools

An important challenge for the Indian economy over the next few decades is to exploit the “demographic dividend” of having a large share of the population of working age. This dividend will only be earned with a well-educated workforce which in turn requires a strong school system.In recent decades, India has increased school enrolment but struggled to deliver actual learning. ... Read More »

How $5B Could Provide A Great Education For Every Kid On Earth

Del Lago Academy Escondido USD GETTING SMART “Exponential technology is changing faster than we are,” said a philanthropic advisor, “how could philanthropy accelerate progress in career readiness?” With such high challenge, so many restrictions (both policies and traditions), and new demands to be lean and agile, it’s a stretch for public education to respond adequately. The automation economy is likely ... Read More »

Warburg buys into education NBFC

Last month, Blackstone had acquired Aadhar Housing Finance, an affordable housing finance firm, from WGC and others, including DHFL.(Shutterstock) AddThis Sharing Buttons Global private equity giant Warburg Pincus Group is acquiring a nearly 80 per cent stake in education NBFC Avanse Financial Services from Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL) and Wadhawan Global Capital (WGC). WGC is one of the promoter ... Read More »

Budget 2019 likely to boost India’s education sector

ndia’s Annual Budget decides the way ahead for different sectors in the country. In this year’s Budget, the Government has emphasised on education along with other sectors. How the Budget 2019-20 will pave way for improvement in education sector, observes Akhil Shahani, Managing Director, The Shahani Group, for Elets News Network (ENN). Akhil Shahani, Managing Director, The Shahani Group The acting Finance ... Read More »

India Is No Lesser Than Any Other Country In Education: Princess Of Sharjah

India is no lesser than any other country in education: Princess of Sharjah COIMBATORE:  Princess of Sharjah, Sheikha Hend Bint Faisal Al-Qassemi Monday lauded the Indian higher education system and medical institutions, saying it was on par with those abroad. She said Indian talents have found pride of place in global companies and space agencies like Google and NASA. At ... Read More »

Deloitte to provide education, skills training to 10 mn girls, women by 2030 in India

Professional services firm Deloitte Sunday said it will provide education and skills trainingto 10 million girls and women in India with an aim to equip them to find a meaningful work. The exercise will be carried out under its global initiative WorldClass, Deloitte said in a statement. The initiative aims “to support 10 million girls and women by 2030 through education and skills development,” it ... Read More »

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 »