Draft National Education Policy 2019: Govt Is Positive Yet Cautious With Edtech

As the basic building block of the country’s growth, education in India has been constantly evolving its teaching methods with several startups at the forefront of this revolution. According to Inc42 Datalabs,there were 3,500 edtech startups in India in 2018. Between 2014 to 2018, 182 edtech startups were funded with a total of […]

OPINION | Draft New Education Policy’ Bizarre Proposal: Parents to be Regulators of India’s Private Schools?

The draft New Education Policy 2019 includes some long-awaited shifts in the education sector like the inclusion of both early childhood education and secondary education of the Right to Education Act, doubling the budget allocation for education, strengthening decentralised mechanisms of teacher management and support, expansion of school nutrition programme […]

Three Higher Education Proposals to Watch from the White House

Over the last three weeks, Washington has seen a flurry of activity around federal higher education policy. Updates to the Negotiated Rulemaking schedule will extend the negotiations on higher education accreditation and innovation into early April. The House Committee on Education & Labor held their first hearing on college costs, with four more hearings […]

Budget 2019: Rs 93,847.64 allocated for education sector

The government has provided additional equity of Rs 2,100 crore to HEFA to enable it to mobilise the required funds for building high-quality infrastructure in higher education institutes. Rs 93,847.64 allocated for education sector  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images New Delhi: The Centre Friday earmarked Rs 93,847.64 crore for the education sector […]

Education linked to higher risk of short-sightedness

The researchers say their study provides “strong evidence” that more time spent in education is a risk factor for myopia, and that the findings “have important implications for educational practices.” Myopia, or short-sightedness, is a leading cause of visual impairment worldwide. Currently, 30-50% of adults in the United States and […]

WC EDUCATION FOCUSED ON QUALITY MATRIC PASSES

CAPE TOWN – The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) says that it remains focused on quality matric passes. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will on Thursday announce the national senior certificate (NSC) results for the country. In 2016, just over 72% of matric pupils passed their national senior certificate exams. The Western Cape […]

Education Under The Tax Bill, For-Profit Colleges And More Women In Med School

Before you head out to celebrate the holidays and welcome the new year, here is our last weekly roundup of 2017. Education under the new tax bill Graduate students can breathe easier after learning that tuition waivers will remain tax-free, according to the final version of the House-Senate tax bill that passed […]