NEW DELHI: Veteran Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir has pledged to bear the educational expenses of the children of the 25 CRPF personnel, who were killed in an attack by the Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma on Monday. The cricketer's media manager confirmed that the Gautam Gambhir Foundation will take care of the entire educational expenses of the children of the soldiers killed. The initial steps in this regard have reportedly already been taken. Backing the move, Union Minister of Urba...
When it comes to expanding their English as a Second Language (ESL) business, China is a secondary market to Cloud Nine Education Group Ltd. (CSE: CNI). “We don’t need to be in China to hit our short-term target of one million users,” said Michael Hunter, CEO of Cloud Nine. “It’s a huge opportunity but it certainly isn’t the only opportunity.” Cloud Nine develops and distributes a cloud-hosted, digitally-focused ESL curriculum for schools in Canada and internationally. Founded...
When Tom Davidson served as a state legislator for a small district in southern Maine two decades ago, he became intimately familiar with the byzantine, bureaucratic, and often, frankly, subpar sausage-making that goes into bankrolling education at a local level. (“There was never a shortage of good ideas, but almost always a shortage of money,” he says.) So Davidson took his learnings to the private sector and founded EverFi, an education software startup, in 2008. As CEO, Davidson ...
"Education" may be a broad term, but there are more than enough quality educational apps on the market for both iOS and Android. Check out our top picks for the best educational apps for students. The post Get smart: The 25 best educational apps for iPhone and Android appeared first on Digital Trends.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been reworking student lending since her appointment in February, raising concerns among Democrats that she will undo former President Barack Obama’s overhaul of college financial aid. On Monday, 21 state attorneys general, all Democrats, wrote to Republican DeVos decrying her decision to end the Education Department’s work on reforming loan servicing, steps intended to ensure that borrowers understand their outstanding debt and repayment opti...
Microsoft wants more students and teachers to use Windows 10 and related software, but the company needs a better way to get its technology into cash-strapped schools. So the software giant plans to make less expensive hardware available to the education market, according to tech news site Windows Central. Microsoft’s idea is to help hardware partners build cheaper hardware running Windows 10 for schools. The goal is to challenge Google Chromebooks, have done extremely well with schools. M...
School in Nigeria is a very stressful and entertaining experience. Over the weekend, the #Educationin9ja hashtag trended and a lot of people shared hilarious tweets that you’d be able to relate to if you schooled in Nigeria. Check them out! 1. LOL the worst thing When you decide to visit your friend in the next class and the teacher comes in and yells "All of you Kneel Down!" #Educationin9ja pic.twitter.com/hDeBVYivlN — Jen.Jen (@Jaypearse) April 21, 2017   2. Every...
Controversial special religious education classes in Australian New South Wales schools have come under fire for teaching children “inappropriate” content, including that cancer is a consequence of sin and a gift from God. Multiple parents have flagged damaging content taught in special religious instruction classes in New South Wales schools, but the government has ruled out banning the classes, Crickey.au.com reported. According to the complaints in an independent review of the pr...
Given the hashtag #MicrosoftEDU, Microsoft's upcoming event will clearly have an educational focus. Taking prognostication to an extreme is the idea that the company could introduce a new version of Surface dubbed "Cloud Book." The post Could Microsoft’s next Surface device be an education-focused Cloud Book? appeared first on Digital Trends.
President Trump’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos undercut student loan protections on Tuesday that were put in place by the administration of former President Barack Obama. The Obama policy memorandums withdrawn by DeVos required that the government's Federal Student Aid office do more to help borrowers manage or discharge their debt, Bloomberg reports. DeVos said in a press memo that she was rescinding the previous administration’s list of demands to “demonstrate sound fiscal...
NEW DELHI: Big ticket agreements eluded India and Australia, but maritime security and education emerged as major fields of cooperation following the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull. While the re-instatement of Australia in the Malabar exercises, comprising of India, the US and Japan, will have to wait for some time, Modi and Turnbull in a joint statement agreed that the bilateral maritime exercise between the two countries will be cond...
KOLKATA: A polytechnic college that West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh claimed to have passed out from has denied his claims in response to an RTI filed by an ousted BJP leader Ashok Sarkar. Kharagpur MLA Dilip Ghosh had stated in the 2016 Assembly elections affidavit that he had passed diploma from Jhargram polytechnic college in West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur district.  However, in response to Ashok Sarkar’s RTI query, the polytechnic college replied that Dilip Ghosh had not...
By Adam Mosseri, VP, News Feed We know people want to see accurate information on Facebook – and so do we. False news and hoaxes are harmful to our community and make the world less informed. All of us have a responsibility to curb the spread of false news. At Facebook we have been focusing on three key areas: disrupting economic incentives because most false news is financially motivated; building new products to curb the spread of false news; and helping people make more informed decisions...
NEW DELHI: A yoga education programme will soon be made "compulsory" in Uttar Pradesh government schools as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the state officials to work in this regard. The state government has also decided that mandatory self-defence training be provided to girl students in these schools. According to a statement released by the UP government, Adityanath chaired a meeting of education department officials late evening yesterday, where he have these dir...
CHANDIGARH: The Bhagwat Gita, yoga, moral and social values, and sanitation should be a part of the education system, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today. "Every segment of the population should be educated about the development of the society. Apart from this, shlokas of the Bhagwat Gita, yoga, moral and social values, and sanitation should also be a part of the education system," he was quoted as saying in an official release. "Improvement in the ed...
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today asked the state governments to consider issuing a notification to include children living with or affected by HIV as belonging to disadvantaged group for imparting compulsory education. "We are of a prima facie view that the state governments need to consider issuance of notification to include children living with or affected by HIV as belonging to disadvantaged group under the provisions of the Right to Education Act," a bench of Chief Justice J S K...
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...