Private Sector

Pakistan’s youthful population creates education challenges

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani private schools, charitable institutions, and religious seminaries are stepping in to supplement government-run schools to help deal with the education needs of a fast-growing nation with an estimated 50 million school-age children....

How PISA measures students’ ability to collaborate

- October 31, 2017 by Andreas Schleicher Late next month (21 November, to be exact) we’ll be releasing the results PISA’s first-ever assessment of students’ ability to solve problems collaboratively. Why has PISA focused on this particular set of skills? Because in...

16% of children are ‘out of school’ — World Bank report

A new World Bank report on education says in Ghana a considerable number of children of primary age (age six to eleven) are out of school. The World Bank Group Education report 2018 dubbed “Facing forward: Schooling with Learning in Africa” said 16 per cent of kids...

Equity in gifted education: smart move by Washington lawmakers

October 26, 2017 at 3:45 pm Noticing inequity is relatively easy. Speaking up about it is a little harder. But when state government officials notice a problem and then try to do something to fix it, that’s a moment worth noting. For a while now, The Seattle Times’...

Could this be the answer to student retention?

by Brett Henebery24 Oct 2017 A report by the Mitchell Institute shows that 40% of the nation’s poorest 19-year-olds leave school early, compared with about 10% of the wealthiest. Some organisations, such as Save Our Schools, have pointed to the imbalance in school...

Youth declaration calls for flexible education

Governments should promote technical and vocational education through funding and promotion of success stories Abu Dhabi: In order to support sustainable future communities, a declaration drafted by 300 young professionals during the first WorldSkills Youth Forum has...

Private education is growing faster than public education in Africa

With the expectation that one in four young African students—or 66 million—will be enrolled in a private school by 2021, the potential for investment and impact in the sector has “rarely been greater,” a new report declares. The report, from the investment and...

US: The Company That Wants To Replace Textbooks With Video Games

On any given day, CEO André Thomas arrives at his company Triseum’s office in Bryan, Texas at nine in the morning. While this is when Thomas gets in, his work day usually starts hours before by checking sales on the company’s educational video games. On one of the...

How Does Education Affect Poverty?

How does education affect poverty? Education can eradicate poverty if given the chance; those in poverty can only benefit from education. People living in poverty that are unable to attain a formal education will have a much more difficult time escaping their living...

PowerSchool Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation in K-12 EdTech

PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, reached a milestone this August, celebrating 20 years of developing innovative software for schools and districts around the world. PowerSchool has experienced exponential growth since its...

Artificial Intelligence In Education: Don’t Ignore It, Harness It

“Human plus machine isn't the future, it's the present,” Garry Kasparov said in a recent TED talk. And this “present” is transforming the world of education at a rapid pace. With children increasingly using tablets and coding becoming part of national curricula around...

Sony and IBM Team to Secure Education Data with Blockchain

Sony has developed a new educational platform in partnership with IBM that uses blockchain to secure and share student records, the two firms announced today. Through its subsidiary Sony Global Education, the Japanese electronics conglomerate plans to launch the...

Global HackWeek: Addressing education’s big challenges with AI

New Delhi: OpenEd.ai, a non-profit organisation committed to developing and promoting open-source Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Education, is organising a global AI for Education HackWeek from 28 July– 4 August at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi....

Google opens Expeditions VR education app to the public

Google has long sold its Cardboard VR format as a super-accessible platform for getting people into virtual reality. One of their major initiatives for it has been in education markets through its Google Expeditions program, which allows students to get in the center...

India: Develop e-learning hub with UNESCO help: Chandrababu Naidu

VIJAYAWADA: Observing that e-gaming like innovations will help children understand lessons easily, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has directed the officials of Education Department to take the cooperation of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

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