Kate Middleton, Prince William To Escort Prince George To School

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s son, Prince George, is going to school. On Tuesday, Kensington Palace confirmed that Prince George, 4, will be attending his first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea in London on Sept. 7. Prince William and Middleton will be present for their tot’s milestone and accompany him on his first day of… Continue reading “Kate Middleton, Prince William To Escort Prince George To School”

Teenager Fatally Stabbed Classmate Because He ‘Liked The Idea Of Killing’

A Brazilian teenager stabbed one of his classmates to death Wednesday because he wanted to experience killing someone, reported Brazilian police. An unnamed 13-year-old male allegedly stabbed his classmate, Tamires Paula de Almeida, 14, while she waited for a lift in her apartment building Wednesday afternoon. Investigators said the incident occurred at around 1:00 p.m. He… Continue reading “Teenager Fatally Stabbed Classmate Because He ‘Liked The Idea Of Killing’”

8 places you can learn to code for free!

The future of education is all about lifelong learning, but too many people don’t further their education after they get out of school. Now the beauty of the Internet can come to rescue with continuing education options that let you advance your existing career or even switch to a whole new one! Read more: 10 highest… Continue reading “8 places you can learn to code for free!”

The best and worst states for teacher salaries

There’s no doubt that teachers are an important part of society and have tremendous influence on our children. But is the value and impact teachers have reflected in the amount they’re paid? How much are good teachers worth? Oklahoma has been in the news lately over the state’s education system, from the teacher panhandling for school… Continue reading “The best and worst states for teacher salaries”

Kindergarten girl afraid she would turn into a boy after transgender lesson, mom says

A little girl who attends Rocklin Academy Gateway was “shaking and crying” about the thought that she would turn into a boy after she learned about transgender ideology and saw one of her male classmates present himself as a girl during a kindergarten class. In an interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum on Monday, the moms… Continue reading “Kindergarten girl afraid she would turn into a boy after transgender lesson, mom says”

Universities Are Unpopular Because of the Ivy League

In the last two months, reports by both the Pew Research Center and Gallup show a distressing decline in the American public’s confidence in higher education. Media reports of skyrocketing tuition, students graduating with more than $100,000 of debt, bloated bureaucracies, and admissions processes skewed in favor of the wealthy have undermined the view of higher… Continue reading “Universities Are Unpopular Because of the Ivy League”

Needy students receive brand-new backpacks

The high price of school backpacks and other supplies leave many parents unable to buy their children what they need for the school year. In addition, the trend to buy brand-name items has become stronger, placing even more pressure on the same families. Founded and run by hasidim from several different sects, the Even Yisrael foundation… Continue reading “Needy students receive brand-new backpacks”

How Texas Schools Will Recover From Harvey

In much of Texas, the start of this school year won’t be remembered for the usual new clothes, first-day jitters or grinning teachers: It will be for the strong winds, torrential rains and deadly floods. Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath have devastated the Lone Star State, and its schools are no exception. Hundreds of districts were… Continue reading “How Texas Schools Will Recover From Harvey”

Are new US tax benefits for Jewish day schools a good thing?

New law gives parents in some states the opportunity to save hundreds of dollars a year in tax breaks, but there are some caveats WASHINGTON (JTA) — When the new tax bill was signed into US law by President Donald Trump on December 22, an unexpected constituency benefited: parents who send their kids to Jewish day… Continue reading “Are new US tax benefits for Jewish day schools a good thing?”

Cholera Outbreak Delays 2018 School Calendar

Government has announced the 2018 school calendar will delay indefinitely after 50 deaths have been recorded countrywide following the outbreak of cholera. More than 2000 cases of cholera cases have been recorded countrywide. According to a joint statement by Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya and his education counterpart Dennis Wanchinga, the re-opening of schools countrywide has… Continue reading “Cholera Outbreak Delays 2018 School Calendar”

ROTC instructor who flipped off student gets license suspended

A former tenured ROTC instructor got his license suspended for two years after he was accused of flipping off a student, swearing at another and other inappropriate behavior, the state ruled. Shellie Mackson resigned from the Passaic County Technical Institute, after the school brought tenure charges against him for alleged misconduct, according to the decision posted… Continue reading “ROTC instructor who flipped off student gets license suspended”

Left-wing Army Radio pundit: ‘Bennett is a fascist’

Left-wing Israeli media figure Raanan Shaked slammed Education Minister Naftali Bennett this evening, Wednesday, over Bennett”s initiative to encourage IDf enlistment. Bennett announced yesterday, Tuesday, the program, which aims to increase enlistment by fostering school programs that strengthen feelings of connection to the IDF. “Today we embark on a comprehensive program to increase recruitment motivation for… Continue reading “Left-wing Army Radio pundit: ‘Bennett is a fascist’”

Accidental voicemail left by her bullied daughter’s teachers exposed the child’s real tormentors

Beth Suhon A Pennsylvania mom is suing her daughter’s school district, claiming a teacher and two colleagues made fun of the child on a voicemail after they forgot to hang up the phone. Beth Suhon claims the three adults employed by McGuffey School District forgot to disconnect a phone call to her and proceeded to make… Continue reading “Accidental voicemail left by her bullied daughter’s teachers exposed the child’s real tormentors”

Preschooler with disabilities gets $85K after teacher allegedly grabbed, shook her

A preschool student who allegedly suffered abuse by a teacher trying to correct her disabilities received an $85,000 settlement from the Evesham Board of Education. According to legal documents obtained by open records advocated John Paff, a woman identified as Jennifer O. filed a suit on her young daughter’s behalf in Burlington County Superior Court, alleging… Continue reading “Preschooler with disabilities gets $85K after teacher allegedly grabbed, shook her”

‘Dilapidated Buildings Pose a Threat to Pupils’

The Oyo State government took steps in the past to improve the standard of education at the primary and secondary school levels because several factors were said to have caused students poor performance. Improving the sector, according to the Commissioner for Education in the state, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela, required creating conducive environment for learning, employing quality… Continue reading “‘Dilapidated Buildings Pose a Threat to Pupils’”

‘Unprecedented’ N.J. bill could open door for high school sports ‘super teams’

Get ready, New Jersey — a high school “super team” could soon be coming to a district near you. A pair of companion bills that critics say could dramatically alter the landscape of high school sports in the Garden State are on the brink of final passage by the state legislature this week and next. The… Continue reading “‘Unprecedented’ N.J. bill could open door for high school sports ‘super teams’”

The best gear for going back to school

You should never stop learning—or getting excited about truly excellent highlighters. Everything you need for a new school year. Except, perhaps, for a lunchbox, which gets its own list. Alexis Brown via Unsplash Sharpen those pencils and shake the sand from your backpacks. The sun is quickly setting on summer barbecues and the chime of that… Continue reading “The best gear for going back to school”

Children Are Freezing In Classrooms Across the Country

Children and teachers in classrooms across the country complained on Wednesday that their school buildings were ill-equipped to handle this week’s Arctic cold surge, particularly in poverty-stricken areas that serve low-income students. In Baltimore, teachers and parents shared images of students forced to wear heavy jackets and huddle near each other to keep warm during their… Continue reading “Children Are Freezing In Classrooms Across the Country”

Moutai renovates African school

Liquor company helps children in Mozambique get better access to education Kweichow Moutai Group, a Chinese liquor producer, is sponsoring a school renovation project in an African country. Until recently, a primary school in Maputo, Mozambique, for 425 students had only eight classrooms. The shortage forced students to attend school for only half a day, so… Continue reading “Moutai renovates African school”

Western Cape Education On Focussing On Quality Matric Passes [press release]

Today, 4 January 2018, Angie Motshekga, the Minister of Basic Education is scheduled to announce the National Senior Certificate results for the country. It has been a long anxious wait for the NSC candidates who wrote in the Western Cape, as well as their parents and our Department. While there is a tendency to focus solely… Continue reading “Western Cape Education On Focussing On Quality Matric Passes [press release]”

‘Kevin (Probably) Saves The World’ Episode 11 Synopsis, Trailer Released

Kevin starts his new job as a substitute teacher at La Salle High School in next week’s episode of “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.” According to the synopsis for Season 1, episode 11 of the ABC dramedy, Kevin (Jason Ritter) is determined to reinvent a shy student named Adam (Martin Martinez) into an accepted and admired… Continue reading “‘Kevin (Probably) Saves The World’ Episode 11 Synopsis, Trailer Released”

Many middle-income households must ask for ‘handouts’ for kids’ Jewish education

Sending 3 children to summer camp — or one to day school — costs the same as a new car, forcing US Jewish organizations to band together to make religious life more affordable NEW YORK — Meira always knew her children would spend summertime at Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, New York. She went there… Continue reading “Many middle-income households must ask for ‘handouts’ for kids’ Jewish education”

Trump Immigration Policies Making Schools Lose Money

American universities are already facing the brunt of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and are losing money as international students turn to other countries for their educations. The enrollment of international students—who typically pay more in tuition than American citizens—has been declining since Trump took office, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. The travel ban,… Continue reading “Trump Immigration Policies Making Schools Lose Money”

REA to Deliver N10bn Electricity Projects in 9 Varsities

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has said it is set to deliver the N10 billion electricity projects this year for eight universities and one university teaching hospital as they were captured in the 2017 budget appropriation. The projects, which are under the Energizing Education Programme (EEP), will provide dedicated and reliable electricity to federal universities mostly… Continue reading “REA to Deliver N10bn Electricity Projects in 9 Varsities”

HEAC cancels Jordan classification of universities

The Higher Education Accreditation Commission on Tuesday cancelled the Jordan classification of universities published last Wednesday (Photo by Osama Aqarbeh) AMMAN — The Higher Education Accreditation Commission (HEAC) on Tuesday cancelled the Jordan classification of universities published last Wednesday, according to a press statement by the HEAC. The decision came after the results were met with… Continue reading “HEAC cancels Jordan classification of universities”

Kate Middleton, Prince William Will Accompany Princess Charlotte To Nursery

Kate Middleton and Prince William will be there by Princess Charlotte’s side on her first day of the school. According to Express, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were invited for a “stay and play” session to ensure that their daughter’s first day at Willcocks Nursery School in Kensington will go smoothly. Having Prince William and… Continue reading “Kate Middleton, Prince William Will Accompany Princess Charlotte To Nursery”

Thabahtoona to stage sit-in in front of Higher Education Ministry today

AMMAN — Under the slogan “continuing our struggle”, the National Campaign for Defending Students’ Rights (Thabahtoona) has called on students to participate in a sit-in set to be staged on Thursday in front of the Higher Education Ministry to protest the complaints filed against Thabahtoona Coordinator Fakher Daas. The complaints were filed after the administration of… Continue reading “Thabahtoona to stage sit-in in front of Higher Education Ministry today”

Reforming Education in Nigeria – Thinking Outside the Box [opinion]

Have you heard our young men discussing football recently? They know all the latest news on the English Premier League. They can tell you when Manchester United is playing Chelsea, and can even predict who will win and by how many goals. Thanks to cable, Internet and satellite TV, our young people also know how many… Continue reading “Reforming Education in Nigeria – Thinking Outside the Box [opinion]”

An Educator’s Dream Sport, As Archers Grill Each Other in Coastal Weather

Fifty-one archers from schools and various organisations from all corners of the country participated in the National Archery in the School Program (NASP) Year-End Shoot at the Walvis Bay Private High School main rugby field, recently. A typical Walvis Bay misty morning greeted the archers when they arrived and as they completed their first bull’s eye… Continue reading “An Educator’s Dream Sport, As Archers Grill Each Other in Coastal Weather”

Minister Mkhize to Brief On Registration Process

The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, will brief the media on the 2018 tertiary registration process. The briefing, to be held at the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) headquarters in Tshwane at 11am, will come just a few hours before Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announces the pass rate for the… Continue reading “Minister Mkhize to Brief On Registration Process”

Former Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sex With Teenager, Attempted Murder Of Wife

A former teacher of a middle school in Michigan accused of attempting to murder of his wife and also having a physical relationship with a student pleaded guilty to the charges against him in the Kent County Circuit Court on Tuesday. James Philip Chelekis, 32, was a math teacher at the Crestwood Middle School and worked… Continue reading “Former Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sex With Teenager, Attempted Murder Of Wife”

Trump Administration Seeks To Make Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Harder For The Defrauded

The administration of President Donald Trump is closer to watering down Obama era rules that protected college students defrauded by universities from having to pay back their student loan debts, according to a Department of Education draft proposal acquired by Politico. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has indicated in the past that she would ease protections for… Continue reading “Trump Administration Seeks To Make Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Harder For The Defrauded”

Baltimore teachers call on city to close all schools amid heating issues

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Teachers Union is urging the city to shut down all schools until officials can get a handle on heating problems that have already closed some buildings and left children shivering in others. “I implore that you close schools in the District until your facilities crew has had time to properly assess and… Continue reading “Baltimore teachers call on city to close all schools amid heating issues”

Calif. Catholic school removes ‘alienating’ religious statues

An independent Catholic school in San Anselmo, California, has sparked the ire of some parents after officials removed and relocated a large number of religious statues, reportedly including those of Jesus and Mary, in order not to alienate children of other faiths. Amy Skewes-Cox, who heads San Domenico School’s board of trustees, said at least 18… Continue reading “Calif. Catholic school removes ‘alienating’ religious statues”

Few Places for Grade 10 Repeaters

LACK of facilities is likely to affect about 27 000 pupils who failed the 2017 Grade 10 examination and need to upgrade their grades. The number of those who failed, includes 18 137 full-time candidates and about 10 000 part-timers registered with institutions like the Namibia College of Open Learning (Namcol), Rundu Achievers Education Centre, etc.… Continue reading “Few Places for Grade 10 Repeaters”

‘Academics Can Be More Attractive With Investment in Capacity Building’

The Vice-Chancellor of Veritas University, Prof. Michael Kwanashie, has emphasised that in order to make the academia more attractive, government, especially at the federal and state levels will need to increase funding ‎for capacity building. He stated this recently during the 10th anniversary and sixth convocation lecture of the institution in Abuja, where 103 students graduated… Continue reading “‘Academics Can Be More Attractive With Investment in Capacity Building’”

Extra cops at schools in 2 towns due to threat found in bathroom

West Windsor-Plainsboro district schools will have an increased police presence on Thursday after a non-specific threat was found scrawled on a bathroom wall at a middle school, officials said. Superintendent David Aderhold said in a message to parents that the additional police was a safety precaution and “there is no evidence of any specific or credible… Continue reading “Extra cops at schools in 2 towns due to threat found in bathroom”

Flu strikes over 1,900 students in Daegu

Over 1,900 students have been diagnosed with influenza in Daegu, according to the Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education on Tuesday. It said 220 schools reported 1,940 students with influenza from Dec. 1 to 18. Elementary schools were the hardest hit, with 1,323 cases across 121 schools. There were over 450 cases at 57 middle schools and… Continue reading “Flu strikes over 1,900 students in Daegu”

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Elects New Students Union Leader

Igwebuike Ikenna, a 300-level student of Microbiology, has been elected president of the Students’ Union of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Mr. Ikenna clinched the top position with 666 votes to beat five other contestants in the election that held on Tuesday. Queen Chikwendu from the department of English Language and Literature emerged the vice president with… Continue reading “Nnamdi Azikiwe University Elects New Students Union Leader”

Riverbank School Named First Wowbii Buddzone in Nigeria

There was a ground breaking event in the Nigerian education sector recently when WOWBii Interactive announced that the RiverBank School, Victoria Island, Lagos has been certified as its first BUDDZone in Nigeria. The CEO of WOWBii Interactive, Terae Onyeje, formally presented the certificate to the Head of School, Mrs. Regina Jemide at the official ceremony held… Continue reading “Riverbank School Named First Wowbii Buddzone in Nigeria”

Why parents should check twice before offering holiday sweets

By Sarah Irvine Belson, Associate Professor of Education, American University and Anastasia Snelling, Department Chair, Health Studies Health Studies, American University. A first-grader eats a candy cane while watching the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009. Chris O’Meara/AP Over the holidays, most families will indulge in sugary treats. But before you offer your child a candy… Continue reading “Why parents should check twice before offering holiday sweets”

Academics Accused of Offering Unethical Aid to Students

THE National Action for Quality Education in Zambia (NAQEZ) has condemned what it alleges is a growing trend by academic experts offering to write assignments on behalf of students for a fee. NAQEZ executive director Aaron Chansa said a survey conducted by his group recently discovered the alarming practice of academics at many tertiary institutions of… Continue reading “Academics Accused of Offering Unethical Aid to Students”

Ivanka Trump came to school and some parents’ reactions are just pathetic

Ivanka Trump A school visit by First Daughter Ivanka Trump triggered some parents so much that they kept their kids home from the Connecticut school. Trump, who holds an unpaid role in the administration, was visiting Norwalk Early College Academy Monday. The Academy is a special program “that allows students to earn a high school diploma… Continue reading “Ivanka Trump came to school and some parents’ reactions are just pathetic”

University Workers Strike Continues As Meeting With Govt Deadlocked

A meeting between the federal government and striking university workers on Tuesday ended without an agreement. The non-teaching staff embarked on the strike to protest the sharing of the ‘earned allowance’ recently released to universities. The meeting which held in Abuja was called to review government’s offer on earned allowances and other demands of the three… Continue reading “University Workers Strike Continues As Meeting With Govt Deadlocked”

Following outcry, ministry adds Rabin murder to ‘education parks’

Education Minister Naftali Bennett says it was a mistake to exclude assassination of former prime minister from public exhibitions Following criticism over its omission of the Rabin assassination from exhibitions across the country showcasing significant events throughout Israeli history, the Education Ministry announced Wednesday that it had corrected “the mishap.” Earlier, the Haaretz daily reported that… Continue reading “Following outcry, ministry adds Rabin murder to ‘education parks’”

Top KCSE Candidate Reveals Secret to Success

Naomi Kagwira Karimi, the top student in 2017 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) student from Pangani Girls who managed a mean of 87.011 aimed at getting an A plain but has never imagined topping in the country. The 17-year-old girl could not believe her ears when Education CS Fred Matiangi mentioned her name as the… Continue reading “Top KCSE Candidate Reveals Secret to Success”

Italy grants UNICEF 1.5m euros for children’s social protection programme

AMMAN — The government of Italy on Wednesday announced a 1.5-million-euro grant to UNICEF to support implementing “Hajati”, an integrated social protection programme targeting the most vulnerable children in Jordan, a UNICEF statement said. The announcement was made during an agreement signing event attended by Italian Ambassador Giovanni Brauzzi and UNICEF’s Representative, Robert Jenkins. The new… Continue reading “Italy grants UNICEF 1.5m euros for children’s social protection programme”

Foreshore School Organises Xmas Concert

The Foreshore School, Ikoyi recently held a Christmas concert to mark the end of the year. The programme featured among others orchestra, piano and violin performance, as well as music and drama presentation on the birth of Jesus by the pupils. In her remarks, the Head Teacher, Ms Busola Aina said the concert was designed to… Continue reading “Foreshore School Organises Xmas Concert”

WATCH: Teacher’s amazing reaction to winning $25K education award

SECAUCUS – Surrounded by her students and colleagues, a middle school math teacher received the surprise of a lifetime Tuesday morning. Toni Ann Palmisano was one of 44 deserving teachers around the country awarded the Milken Educator Award, a prestigious honor that comes with a $25,000 cash prize. Students and teachers thought they were attending a… Continue reading “WATCH: Teacher’s amazing reaction to winning $25K education award”

Technical Varsity Promises Skills-Oriented Education, Introduces New Courses

With all set for the commencement of academic activities on January 7, 2018, the Technical University, Ibadan has promised to train youths who will contribute significantly to the socio-economic advancement of Nigeria and other climes. The university said its graduates will be innovators, creators of jobs, employers and ultimately builders of society. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor, Ayobami… Continue reading “Technical Varsity Promises Skills-Oriented Education, Introduces New Courses”

Murphy ‘disgusted’ by teacher sexual misconduct cases, open to new law

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy said he was “disgusted” after reading an NJ Advance Media investigation exposing how teachers in New Jersey accused of sexual misconduct find new teaching jobs — and he is considering supporting proposed legislation to combat the problem. “If it’s smart legislation that prevents that from happening, count me in,” Murphy said during an… Continue reading “Murphy ‘disgusted’ by teacher sexual misconduct cases, open to new law”

‘Access to TETFund Will Guarantee Research, Capacity Building for Private Varsities’ [interview]

Chief Bisi Ogunjobi is the Pro-Chancellor, Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State, owned by the Apostolic Church. He explained to Funmi Ogundare why the act setting up the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) should be reviewed to allow private universities access to it, and efforts made by the institution to establish a Centre for Research and… Continue reading “‘Access to TETFund Will Guarantee Research, Capacity Building for Private Varsities’ [interview]”

Charleston Teacher Arrested For Having Sex With Student

A South Carolina teacher who was accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage student received $100,000 bail during a court appearance in Charleston on Tuesday. Jennifer Danielle Olajire-Aro, 27, of Devlin Road on Johns Island, was charged with one count of sexual battery with a student 16 or 17 years of age, the court… Continue reading “Charleston Teacher Arrested For Having Sex With Student”

Ivanka Trump School Visit Causes Parents To Pull Kids

An unannounced school visit by first daughter Ivanka Trump intended to be a pleasant surprise wound up causing some anti-President Donald Trump parents to pull their kids from class. Ivanka Trump spent Monday morning at the Norwalk Early College Academy in Connecticut talking about the importance of STEM education. “To see the passion and enthusiasm for… Continue reading “Ivanka Trump School Visit Causes Parents To Pull Kids”

Largest Philippines city begins adoption of Israeli STEM curriculum

Education department of Davao launches pilot program emphasizing innovation and creativity in science and math based on Israel’s Sci-Tech Schools network Davao, one of the largest city in the Philippines, will use an Israeli curriculum to improve math, science and technology in its public schools. The city of Davao signed an agreement to implement the education… Continue reading “Largest Philippines city begins adoption of Israeli STEM curriculum”

Windhoek High Excels in Grade 12 Higher Level

Windhoek High School has regained its status of producing some of the best academic performers, after three of its pupils were crowned as three best students in all six Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Grade 12 Higher Level examinations for full-time candidates who sat in 2017. Overall, five students did exceptionally well in all six NSSC… Continue reading “Windhoek High Excels in Grade 12 Higher Level”

Defrauded student loan takers may see less relief

Students ripped off by for-profit college loan programs may face a painful lesson in the workings of government thanks to the federal Education Department’s decision to change the rules about forgiving their debt. Related: Betsy DeVos Wears Progressive ‘Magic School Bus’ Costume While Stripping Student Protections Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Wednesday that the department is… Continue reading “Defrauded student loan takers may see less relief”

Did Prince Charles Go to Eton?

In the ninth episode of The Crown, Prince Philip talks of thriving at the boarding school Gordonstoun in Scotland. The same cannot be said for his son Charles when he attends 30 years later, after his father refuses to let send him to Eton College in London. Charles once said the boarding school was “Colditz in… Continue reading “Did Prince Charles Go to Eton?”

Sex assault in H.S. videotaped by 18-year-old student, prosecutor says

The sex act that a 17-year-old girl was forced to engage in at Hoboken High School last month involved one of three minors charged in the case, while the adult defendant has been charged with child pornography for videotaping the act, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said. Four male students are allegedly took part in the… Continue reading “Sex assault in H.S. videotaped by 18-year-old student, prosecutor says”

Abdulsalami Calls for More Investment in Tertiary Education

Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), has called on the private sector to extend investments to the education sector, in order to help the country survive. Speaking at the presentation of provisional licences to six new private universities yesterday in Abuja, he lamented that the number of universities in the country was far from… Continue reading “Abdulsalami Calls for More Investment in Tertiary Education”

Indian schoolboy suspended for ‘long hug’ with female classmate

An Indian school principal Wednesday defended suspending a male student for embracing a female classmate in “a long hug”, vowing to uphold “decorum” even as his decision is challenged in court. A furore has engulfed the school in southern Kerala state after the 16-year-old was suspended in August for hugging a female friend and posting images… Continue reading “Indian schoolboy suspended for ‘long hug’ with female classmate”

Matiang’i Under Fire for Mass KCSE Exam Failure

Teachers’ unions on Wednesday dismissed this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination results as a fraud that had condemned students to mass failure. Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet), which were sidelined by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i during the release of the results at Nairobi School,… Continue reading “Matiang’i Under Fire for Mass KCSE Exam Failure”

‘If I Want Something, I Go for It’

THIS year’s best Grade 12 performer, Larisa Oosthuizen from Windhoek High School, who was home-schooled until Grade 2, says she lives and swears by the basic principle that she can achieve anything she wants with sweat and hard work. Oosthuizen was the best overall Grade 12 performer of the year in the National Senior Secondary Certificate… Continue reading “‘If I Want Something, I Go for It’”

Here Is the Best Performing School in 2017 KCSE

Singore Girls High in Elgeyo Marakwet is the best performing school in the country with a performance index of 69.9 points. Light Academy in Mombasa came second with 69.1 points, followed by Alliance Girls School – 68.6 points, Kenya High School – 68.2 points and Loreto Girls School in Limuru with 68.1 points. In this year’s… Continue reading “Here Is the Best Performing School in 2017 KCSE”

Ivanka Trump’s Visit To Connecticut School Angers Parents

First daughter Ivanka Trump made a surprise visit to the Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA) in Norwalk, Connecticut, on Monday, prompting some parents who opposed the views of President Donald Trump to pull their kids out of the class. At the gathering in the school which included high school students in a program at Norwalk High… Continue reading “Ivanka Trump’s Visit To Connecticut School Angers Parents”

NAMCOL Only Has Space for 15 000 Learners

The Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) has revealed it can only accommodate 15 000 learners in its campuses next year, despite the sad reality that more than 18 000 full-time learners failed their Grade 10 examinations this year. Only 22 462 (55.3 percent) qualified for admission to Grade 11 in 2018 out of 40 599… Continue reading “NAMCOL Only Has Space for 15 000 Learners”

Mapoly Students Protest Three Months Strike

Protesting students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Monday, took to the streets and major highways within the state capital to demand for an immediate resolution of the three-month old industrial crisis between the state government and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP). Traders at the popular Kuto Market and its environs had to… Continue reading “Mapoly Students Protest Three Months Strike”

U.S. Don Tasks Private Varsities Creative Skills

Private universities in the country have been urged to evolve teaching techniques that would develop the oral communications and creativity skills in their students so as to equip them with the fast growing networking of the 21st century global teamwork in their various disciplines. The President, Reinhardt University, Waleska, Georgia, USA, Prof. Kina Mallard, gave the… Continue reading “U.S. Don Tasks Private Varsities Creative Skills”

Grace School At 50 – Edun Tasks Govts On Proper Funding

The Administrator, Grace Schools, Gbagada, Lagos, Mrs. Tokunbo Edun has called on governments at all levels to give education the priority it deserves if the country wants to achieve its development goals. Briefing journalists in Lagos to announce the forthcoming 50th anniversary celebration of the school, Edun stated that the major problem in the sector has… Continue reading “Grace School At 50 – Edun Tasks Govts On Proper Funding”

20 Mapoly Students Arrested for Allegedly Vandalising Property During Protest

The Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday arrested 20 students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, for allegedy vandalising government and personal property in Abeokuta metropolis. The students were part of the protesters who thronged the streets on Tuesday to protest the failure of the polytechnic management to fix dates for them to write their semester… Continue reading “20 Mapoly Students Arrested for Allegedly Vandalising Property During Protest”

High School Changes ‘Freshmen’ To ‘First Years’ To Promote Gender Inclusivity

One Massachusetts school has decided to drop the word “freshman” from its vocabulary in order to be more gender inclusive. East Hampton High School said it would henceforth refer to ninth graders as “first years.” “For the purpose of class meetings and activities, including the class dues, students will be considered first years, sophomores, juniors and… Continue reading “High School Changes ‘Freshmen’ To ‘First Years’ To Promote Gender Inclusivity”

Midwestern Oil, Gas Awards Scholarship, Donates Classrooms in Delta

In pursuit of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Midwestern Oil and Gas, a marginal field operator, has awarded 42 scholarships to different categories of students in Delta State. The Managing Director of the company, Mr Charles Odita, an engineer, who announced the awards recently in Kwale during an elaborate ceremony that drew industry stakeholders and community… Continue reading “Midwestern Oil, Gas Awards Scholarship, Donates Classrooms in Delta”

Technion opens campus in China

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology became the first Israeli university to open a campus in China, JTA reports. On Monday, the Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology opened in Shantou, in the Guangdong province on the southeast coast. The university is a partnership between the Haifa-based university, the Li Ka Shing Foundation, and the Guangdong provincial… Continue reading “Technion opens campus in China”

4 Hoboken HS students sexually assaulted girl inside school, prosecutor says

Four Hoboken High School students have been charged with forcing a female student to perform a sex act inside the school during school hours, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said. The assault occurred on Nov. 30 when a 17-year-old girl was forced into a room in the school, said Gene Rubino, an assistant county prosecutor. The… Continue reading “4 Hoboken HS students sexually assaulted girl inside school, prosecutor says”

Students unearth 1,500-year-old church and monastery

The remains of a 1,500-year-old monastery and church were discovered near Beit Shemesh. The Byzantine-era buildings, complete with mosaic floors and imported marble items, were discovered by over 1,000 students participating in an Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) excavation in preparation for the construction of a new neighborhood in Ramat Beit Shemesh. Binyamin Storchen, who is leading… Continue reading “Students unearth 1,500-year-old church and monastery”

Ein Supports Differently Abled Children in Lagos

In line with its corporate social responsibility initiative, Event Industry Nigeria (EIN), in collaboration with Event Market Nigeria (EMN) recently supported the differently abled persons in the society by organising a charity event tagged ‘Differently Abled Meet and Greet’ for Pacelli School for the Blind and Partially Sighted Children, Surulere, Lagos. The event was a platform… Continue reading “Ein Supports Differently Abled Children in Lagos”

Slight Improvement in Grade 10 Exam Results

The 2017 Grade 10 results show a slight improvement of 5.5 percent with 55.4 percent of the 40 599 full-time learners, who sat for examinations qualifying to progress to Grade 11 next year. The figure compares to the previous year, when out of the 38 277 full-time learners who sat for examinations, 21 291 passed. However,… Continue reading “Slight Improvement in Grade 10 Exam Results”

Mass prayer to be held for leading Religious Zionist rabbi

A public prayer session will be held on Saturday night for leading Religious Zionist rabbi Rabbi Elisha Vishlitzky, a rabbi at Machon Meir yeshiva in Jerusalem, the head of the “Mahut” Beit Midrash, and among the founders of the Religious Zionist “seed group” movement. Earlier this month, the 63-year-old rabbi underwent a medical procedure at Shaare… Continue reading “Mass prayer to be held for leading Religious Zionist rabbi”

Number of KCSE Candidates to Miss University Slots Rises

The number of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates who will miss university places has risen. According to Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, the number of candidates who got the entry qualification of C+ and above is 70,073. He stated that this is lower than the figure last year which stood at 88,929. He explained… Continue reading “Number of KCSE Candidates to Miss University Slots Rises”

Private Sector Urged to Support Vocational Training Institutions

The real estate and construction industry has been boosted following the graduation of the second cohort of 32 duo-trained students specialised in masonry, painting and tiling (roofing) at Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre East (IPRC-East) in Ngoma District. Duo training is where students study 50 per cent in class and another 50 per cent in field acquiring… Continue reading “Private Sector Urged to Support Vocational Training Institutions”

Matiang’i Ruins #KOT’s Festive Mood With Rushed KCSE Exam Results

Kenyans on Twitter are not happy and they are letting Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i know about it. The outspoken online community have directed their guns at Dr Matiang’i for spoiling the Christmas mood by announcing the 2017 KCSE results early. Dr Matiang’i released the results on Wednesday midday, less than a month after the candidates… Continue reading “Matiang’i Ruins #KOT’s Festive Mood With Rushed KCSE Exam Results”

The List: The 10 Most Overcrowded Public-School Districts in NJ

After 20 years and more than $8 billion spent, the latest reckoning indicates that some New Jersey public school systems are still suffering from overcrowding. And worse yet, it looks like the money has run out. A report shows that 71 percent of the state’s neediest school districts are severely overcrowded, with no abatement in sight.… Continue reading “The List: The 10 Most Overcrowded Public-School Districts in NJ”

Watch Student Knock Out Teacher

New cell phone video footage made waves online Wednesday of a female teacher being knocked out by a male student. The seemingly aggressive grapple attracted more than 250,000 views after hitting the Internet. The physical altercation between the student and teacher appeared to have escalated after the teacher initiated contact. This likely led the student to… Continue reading “Watch Student Knock Out Teacher”

‘Haredi MKs neglect the public’

MK Yakov Margi (Shas) on Tuesday called on the Education Ministry to approve the proposed new regulations governing food quality in educational institutions. The regulations exempt haredi high school yeshivas. Slamming the haredi UTJ party for their efforts to delay the bill, Margi, who heads the Knesset’s Education Committee, said, “MK Yakov Asher (UTJ), who is… Continue reading “‘Haredi MKs neglect the public’”

Student Commits Suicide Over Poor KCSE Results

A student in Migori County who sat the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations this year has committed suicide over poor results. The 22-year-old who sat the examinations at Moi Nyabohanse Girls Secondary School is reported to have jumped into a well and drowned. Migori County Police Commander Joseph Nthenge said the girl committed suicide… Continue reading “Student Commits Suicide Over Poor KCSE Results”

Kitwe Hospital – No Cbu Student Died

The Kitwe Teaching Hospital has refuted claims by made by opposition Green Party leader Peter Sinkamba and others that one of the Copperbelt University Student who was admitted after allegedly being beaten by police officers had died. Kitwe Teaching Hospital Acting Public Relations Manager Pheoby Chileya has dismissed allegations that a Copperbelt University student died at… Continue reading “Kitwe Hospital – No Cbu Student Died”

Parents Told to Collect School Reports

THE Ombudsman yesterday advised parents whose children have not received school report cards over unpaid school fees to collect the report cards today and tomorrow. Some schools, among them Windhoek Technical High School, Jan Möhr High School and Hillside Primary School, have withheld report cards because parents did not pay the “pledges for voluntary school fees,… Continue reading “Parents Told to Collect School Reports”

El-Rufai Signs Kaduna’s N216 Billion 2018 Budget

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has said that the 2018 budget of the state will focus on the social sector aimed at addressing people related issues. To this end, he said, N51.5 billion out of the total budget of N216.55 billion will be spent on Education, Health and Social Development. Mr. El-Rufai, who spoke… Continue reading “El-Rufai Signs Kaduna’s N216 Billion 2018 Budget”

LINE messages by SHU slasher revealed

The Shih Hsin University (SHU) student who slashed the throat of his female classmate yesterday in Taipei, after she rejected his romantic advances, had stalked the woman for five years, and some excerpts his harassment of her on Facebook and the mobile messaging app LINE have been reveled to the public, reported UDN. It has been… Continue reading “LINE messages by SHU slasher revealed”

Student Molestation Top Reason for Sacking of 41 Rogue Teachers

Forty-one teachers will never again teach in Kenya after they were deregistered by their employer for misconduct. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) chief executive officer, Dr Nancy Macharia, said the deregistered individuals will not be allowed to teach in any school in Kenya, whether public or private. Interestingly, 40 of the banned teachers are men. The… Continue reading “Student Molestation Top Reason for Sacking of 41 Rogue Teachers”

Centre Military Region Gains New Training Infrastructures

Two new training schools built in the Centre Military Region are to start activities next year in the central Huambo Province, in the ambit of the programme of improving the preparedness level of the country’s military effectives. The new infrastructures are the Higher Military Institute and the Officers Training School, which will reinforce the already existent… Continue reading “Centre Military Region Gains New Training Infrastructures”

All Set for Andika Rwanda 2018

As part of their work to impart a lifelong affinity for stories and poetry in Rwanda’s youngest readers, early grade reading advocates from USAID’s Soma Umenye and the Rwandan Education Board (REB) have been meeting with leading officials across Rwanda to discuss strategies that will increase participation in a fourth national student writing competition. In total,… Continue reading “All Set for Andika Rwanda 2018”

Lagos Current Affairs Quiz Contest Produces Winners

Ansar-ud deen Senior High School, Surulere has emerged the winner of this year’s Lagos State Schools Current Affairs competition designed to test the knowledge of issues relating to the state, country and world in general. The school represented by Master Isaiah Joseph and Olaniyi Joseph, defeated Lagos State Model College, Kankon to get the star prize.… Continue reading “Lagos Current Affairs Quiz Contest Produces Winners”

Pragmatism Key in Education Sector [editorial]

Over the weekend, we carried an expansive interview with the new Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Professor Paul Mavima, as he explained how he was going to steer the ship after Dr Lazarus Dokora. Not that Prof Mavima is a newcomer to the ministry: he was Dr Dokora’s deputy and his recent promotion is giving… Continue reading “Pragmatism Key in Education Sector [editorial]”

DUFL booms as bilingual talent hub

When Dalian University of Foreign Languages set up a Confucius Institute in Medellin, Colombia, in 2010, it brought new hope to a young local man named Juan Mateo Maya. Maya, who was 18 years old, was a college student majoring in engineering. He had little interest in the subject and was thinking of learning Mandarin. One… Continue reading “DUFL booms as bilingual talent hub”

Female Teachers Raise Gender Based Violence Red Flag

Female teachers have raised a red flag over rampant abuse they are facing at their workplaces and have called for permanent solutions to end it. Following the end of commemoration of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) on Sunday, there was concern that such acts of abuse had been allowed to reach greater… Continue reading “Female Teachers Raise Gender Based Violence Red Flag”

50 Ondo Varsity Graduands Bag First Class

A total of 50 students of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State bagged first class among the 9,649 students that graduated for the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 sessions. The feat of the 50 students was revealed during the seventh convocation ceremony of the institution, which was the second under the administration of Professor Igbekele… Continue reading “50 Ondo Varsity Graduands Bag First Class”

Nearly Half of Americans Favor Censoring Campus Nazis, White Supremacists

Almost half of Americans believe college campuses should prevent Nazis and white supremacists from speaking on campus, according to a poll sponsored by the “No Safe Spaces” documentary. Radio host and Prager University founder and comedian Adam Corolla — who are producing the documentary — asked the poll’s respondents to select from a list of 12… Continue reading “Nearly Half of Americans Favor Censoring Campus Nazis, White Supremacists”

Sandy Hook Conspiracy Professor Loses Free Speech Case

A professor who publicly claimed that the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut was a hoax has lost a lawsuit claiming wrongful dismissal. James Tracy, who was a tenured professor at the Boca Raton-based Florida Atlantic University (FAU), claims the school violated his First Amendment rights when it fired him in 2016. Tracy, who taught communications theory… Continue reading “Sandy Hook Conspiracy Professor Loses Free Speech Case”

Sri Lanka unions call off rail strike after backlash

Sri Lanka’s railway workers called off an island-wide strike Wednesday that disrupted travel for hundreds of thousands of students ahead of crucial school exams, prompting a public backlash. Railway trade unions said they would return to work after receiving assurances from the government that their concerns over pay would be addressed within two months. President Maithripala… Continue reading “Sri Lanka unions call off rail strike after backlash”