PANAJI: The new BJP-led government in Goa today presented its first budget that targeted an economic growth of 11 per cent in 2017-18 and laid special focus on agriculture, social security and education. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who also holds the finance portfolio, presented the budget for 2017-18 and proposed additional grant for schools imparting education in Konkani and Marathi. "I am presenting a revenue surplus budget of Rs 202 crore with an estimated revenue of Rs 10,872 cr...
NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government's ambitious project - the New Education Policy - aimed at revamping the education system is likely to take more time, the HRD Ministry said today.      The information was shared by Minister of State for HRD, Mahendra Nath Pandey in response to a written question in Rajya Sabha when asked whether the new education policy is going to be implemented by next academic session.      "Presently, the government is in process...
Google.org is hoping to tackle the education gap with a $50 million in grants to nonprofits "building tech-based learning solutions," all of which are geared toward helping students and teachers. The post Google.org is devoting $50 million in grants to help close the education gap appeared first on Digital Trends.
NEW DELHI: Vacancies of teachers in higher educational institutions has become a "serious problem" and around 20 percent posts in central universities are yet to be filled, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.        Javadekar said in Lok Sabha that students were not keen to take up teaching jobs, resulting in shortage of faculty members in higher education institutions.        "Vacancies in higher education institutions is a serious p...
Education Brands has acquired Ravenna Solutions. (Ravenna Solutions Photo) Ravenna Solutions, a Seattle-based provider of enrollment management software for K-12 private schools has been acquired by Education Brands, which works with more than 4,000 schools around the country. Linda Haitani, Ravenna Solutions’ former CEO, will stay on in a leadership role at the company as general manager. (Ravenna Solutions Photo) Together, Ravenna and Education Brands say they will become “the pre...
NEW DELHI: Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha on Friday told Rajya Sabha that the HRD Ministry does not maintain data on fake education boards functioning in the country. Responding  to a written question in the Upper House of the Parliament Kushwaha said, "HRD ministry does not maintain data in respect of the number of fake boards functioning and the number of students who have fallen prey to such boards. However, instructions were issued to states and Union Territories to in...
NEW DELHI: In a move that is aimed at fixing the responsibility on schools to perform and ensure quality education, failure of schools to help their students achieve specified learning outcomes could attract court cases or government action, according to amendments in rules under the Right to Education Act. Learning outcomes are assessment standards which help teachers understand the learning levels of students in their respective classes, individually as well as collectively. The HRD Ministry...
Rohit Agarwal. (File Photo) Rohit Agarwal, general manager for Amazon’s K-12 Education unit, has left the Seattle-based tech giant. His exit comes about three years after Amazon bought TenMarks, the online math learning startup that Agarwal founded and led as chief executive. During his time at Amazon, Agarwal oversaw efforts by the company to expand its presence in education technology and digital learning, including a content sharing service for educators called Amazon Inspire and a c...
Between Microsoft's efforts to target the educational market, and Google's Chromebook initiative offering the lowest-cost of entry and management, Apple has dropped to third place in the market. The post Google dominates K-12 education in the U.S. as Apple falls to third place appeared first on Digital Trends.
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump will be visiting a private, religious school in Florida on Friday, signaling that his education agenda will focus on school choice. The president will tour St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, where he is expected to drop in on classrooms, and meet with parents, teachers and administrators, the White House said. This will be Trump’s first visit to a school since becoming president and it gives a strong indication of where his priorities lie. ...
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was criticized Tuesday for praising the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, as “pioneers” of the school choice movement. “HBCUs are real pioneers when it comes to school choice,” DeVos said in a statement after a White House listening session with HBCU presidents. “They are living proof that when more options are provided to students, they are afforded greater access and greater quality. Their success has...
Ubika Research has released an initiation report on Cloud Nine Education Group Ltd. (CSE:CNI), an education technology company that focuses on selling its proprietary English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculums to schools/colleges in foreign markets. Sales of its ESL curriculum are expected to increase dramatically in fiscal 2017, resulting in the anticipation that Cloud Nine will be cash-flow positive by the fourth quarter of this year. Find out more here >> Related: Cloud Nine Educati...
PATNA: Bihar finance minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui on Monday presented a Rs 1.6 lakh crore budget of the state for 2017-18, the second annual budget of the grand alliance government headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. There were no fresh taxes, and education got the largest allocation of Rs 25,251 crore against Rs 21,897 crore allocated in the last fiscal. A range of development schemes under the ‘Saat Nischay’ (seven resolves) of the chief minister were provided adequate allocati...
Mark DeLoura, game industry veteran and formerly a senior advisor for digital media to the Obama Administration. (GeekWire Photo / Clare McGrane) For Mark DeLoura, returning to Seattle after two years working for the White House was a blast from the past. “There’s the Pacific Science Center,” he recalls thinking, “I met my first computer there!” No longer a child, he still has a sparkling, boyish grin as he talks about coming back to the city where he was raised. DeLoura spent decades...
Skift Take: For most families, travel is a huge investment of both time and money. With many business travelers utilizing loyalty points earned while traveling for business, savvy hotels are adapting to cater to business travelers, leisure travelers, and their families. — Kirstie JiongcoModern families live relatively stressful and busy lives. Travel is a form of escape but also an opportunity to bond with key family members. Increasingly, travelers are seeking family-oriented activities tha...
First Lady Monica Geingos has called on schools to include sexual education in their curriculum and to empower young women about their sexual rights. Geingos said this here on Friday during the closing ceremony of the three-day Eastern and Southern Africa regional consultation event on HIV Prevention and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights for Adolescent Girls and Young Women. "We need to teach our young girls about their sexual rights and HIV prevention process," she said. Geingos noted th...
GEMS Education will recruit between 1,100-1,200 new teachers for its UAE schools for the 2017/18 academic year, according the company's HR director. The number is significantly smaller than the 1,700-plus teachers GEMS hired in 2016, which can be attributed to the fact that the school operator will not open any new schools during the academic year. GEMS HR director Chris Marshall told Education Journal Middle East that the operator will continue to tap into markets such as Ireland, South Afric...
After decades of phenomenal economic growth and modernisation, people assume China's conservative social and sexual norms have changed too. And on the surface it looks that way; in the major cities the number of love hotels has exploded and sex shops are more common than teashops. But mention 'sex education' to the Chinese, and they blush. When I asked my parents how they created me, my dad said I was an abandoned baby and they picked me up from a trash bin. Believe it or not, this was a popu...
With all the interventions – government covering fee increases, a commission of inquiry into higher education, budgetary increases, and a new pilot funding model being tested – Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande hopes 2017 will be the year the sector finds stability. That hope may be in vain. By GREG NICOLSON. Faced with the year’s first direct challenges to the higher education system, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande was confident on Thursday. The planned prot...
Pretoria — Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says the sector is ready for the 2017 academic year. "We are not saying that there aren't any glitches, but we are ready to absorb the numbers that we [have capacity] to take," said Minister Nzimande on Thursday. He was briefing the media on the outcomes of engagements with higher education stakeholders to discuss preparations for the 2017 academic year. The Minister held the meetings between 17 and 24 January 2017 with a rang...