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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 »

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 »

Back to school Why education will be just one test for next Hong Kong leader

Is it something unusual for a senior Beijing official in Hong Kong to visit a local school? The central government’s liaison office last Friday posted a short write-up and photo on its official website showing its deputy director,Tan Tieniu, visiting St Paul’s Convent School in Causeway Bay. Tan was reported to have had “discussions and exchanges” with teachers and students ... Read More »

Why, as a Christian, Easter is more important to me than Christmas

Easter is about more than just chocolate (Picture: Getty) How exciting is Christmas? The presents, Christmas specials on TV, the family gathering ‘round the open fire, the food, two bank holidays and, of course, Jesus was born. It’s fantastic and everyone looks forward to it. But to me, it’s Easter that holds the key message for my life. At Christmas, ... Read More »

Why NQ Mobile Inc. Stock Popped Today

What happened Shares of NQ Mobile (NYSE:NQ) were up 10.7% as of 12:30 p.m. EDT after the Chinese internet services specialist announced it will divest its FL Mobile and Showself’s Live Social Video businesses. So what More specifically, NQ Mobile has entered into definitive agreements with Tongfang Investment Fund Series SPC, an affiliate of Tsinghua Tongfang, to sell its remaining ... Read More »

Here’s why the government wants to investigate price comparison websites

A government watchdog has launched an investigation into price comparison websites and apps, in an effort to pin down how well they serve both consumers and businesses, and also to potentially make it clearer how these services earn their cash. The Competition and Markets Authority (or CMA – the organisation was formed from a merger of the Office of Fair ... Read More »