Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun: How Nanodegrees can democratize tech education

The obvious question was staring me right in the face. When discussing the online learning platform Udacity with its founder Sebastian Thrun — who co-founded Google X — there was one thing I just had to know. I asked Thrun if Udacity’s new Nanodegree program was his personal moonshot. Source : http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/06/02/udacitys-sebastian-thrun-how-nanodegrees-can-democratize-tech-education/

IBAC inquiry: Nino Napoli admits stealing thousands of dollars from Victorian Education Department to pay son

Disgraced former education executive Nino Napoli has admitted stealing money from Victoria’s Department of Education to pay his son for work never undertaken. An Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) hearing into alleged corruption and misuse of funds within the department is underway in Melbourne. Source : http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-02/nino-napoli-admits-stealing-education-department-funds/6514558

Dissident Teachers in Mexico Strike Over Education Overhaul

TLAPA, Mexico—Members of a dissident teachers’ group went on indefinite strike in Mexico, vandalizing government offices, torching electoral documents and leaving at least a million children without classes, in an effort to halt an education overhaul and disrupt coming federal midterm elections. The action Monday by the National Coordinator of Educational Workers—a branch of the… Read More Dissident Teachers in Mexico Strike Over Education Overhaul

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