Govt to give top priority to education in state: Sohan Singh Thandal

Punjab would shortly introduce technical and vocational education and skill training in as many as 300 new schools to enable the youth to become self-employed and stand on their own feet. This was stated by the minister for jails, tourism cultural affairs and printing, Sohan Singh Thandal, here on Tuesday. Thandal was speaking on the… Read More Govt to give top priority to education in state: Sohan Singh Thandal

Budget’s education ‘fix’: cuts to research to pay for lifeline to landmark scheme

The Abbott government has given a two-year lifeline to a landmark research program but will fund it through cuts to another research scheme. New education measures in the 2015 budget are less ambitious than last year’s, when the government surprised voters with plans to deregulate university fees, cut course subsidies and extend support to private… Read More Budget’s education ‘fix’: cuts to research to pay for lifeline to landmark scheme

Singapore tops biggest global education rankings published by OECD

SINGAPORE – Singapore has done it again, topping the biggest global school rankings published by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). Asian countries took the top five spots; African countries were at the bottom. The analysis, based on test scores in maths and science in 76 countries, is a much wider map of… Read More Singapore tops biggest global education rankings published by OECD

Tory majority means ‘no rowing back’ on planned education reforms

Now that the Conservatives have an overall majority, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan can be confident of delivering on the pledge she has made that there will be “no rowing back” on the Government’s reform agenda for schools during the lifetime of this Parliament. In essence, that will mean a major increase in the number of… Read More Tory majority means ‘no rowing back’ on planned education reforms

South African Students Take A Stand For Quality Education

What if the most inspired and best-informed agents of change for “broken” school systems weren’t lawyers or politicians, but students themselves? For a network of activists in South Africa, students are just that. Equal Education is a youth-led movement battling “class- and race-linked inequalities” in South Africa’s school system. Source : http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2015/05/13/south-african-students-take-a-stand-for-quality-education/