Category: Education

How To Make A Civics Education Stick

How do you teach kids to be active participants in government? Or to tell the difference between real news and fake news? In their last legislative sessions, 27 states considered bills or other proposals that aim to answer these questions. Many of those proposals are rooted in popular ideas about the best ways to teach civics, including […]

Stanford education students show off new inventions to improve learning

After spending the past year exploring ways to use design and technology to improve learning, students at Stanford Graduate School of Education shared their ideas and prototypes with the public at the Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) Expo on Aug. 3. The annual event is the culmination of the LDT master’s program, which draws students from around the […]

What India can learn from China’s rise in higher education

The award of the prestigious Fields medal to a Stanford University mathematician of Indian origin, Akshay Venkatesh, four years after Manjul Bhargava won the coveted award has once again led to the familiar lament about India’s lack of academic talent and its scarcity of world-class institutions. Shortly after gaining independence, India saw the birth of […]

Education Ministry To Grade States On Quality Of School Education

The HRD Ministry has introduced a 70-point grading index to assess the quality of school education offered by states. According to sources, the grading parameters will include school infrastructure, number of teaching posts and vacancies against them, transparency in recruitment and promotion of teachers. “The idea is not to rank the states but grade their […]

Forget North Korea. The Biggest Threat to America Is Its Education System

Betsy DeVos, secretary of education in U.S. President Donald Trump’s cabinet, on Wednesday proposed restricting forgiveness of loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges. The Obama administration passed a law that helped such students, recognizing the huge debt burdening a whole generation of young people for years to come, and trying to stop the fraudulent schemes […]

Missouri center aims to promote black history education

COLUMBIA (AP) — University of Missouri educators hope a newly launched center will help improve black history education. The Carter Center aims to conduct research on black history education, enhance K-12 instruction and design curriculums, the Columbia Missourian reported. The center opening follows protests in 2015 by a black student activist group, Concerned Student 1950, […]