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India's Private School Students Do Not Outperform Public Students
2012-10-11 11:03:09

Contrary to past research, private school students in India do not outperform their counterparts in public schools, finds a new study by a Michigan State University education researcher. The study challenges the claim that private schools are superior — a hot issue in India and other developing countries that are expanding K-12 educational offerings. During the past decade, some 40 million children have entered India´s education system, giving rise to a growth in privately run...

2012-10-09 04:01:36

New reports indicate that the wealth of a student dramatically impacts their academic success, as schools in impoverished areas fail to meet national standards. As a leader in college preparation, York Prep responds to this epidemic with possible solutions. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 While it has largely been accepted by society that the wealth of an individual determines their level of education, new statistics highlight the need for improvement among America´s public...

2009-06-11 07:52:16

Students who attended independent schools go on to obtain an average of 30% higher earnings than state school students, according to a study published today in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society. When compared against like for like family background, the gap is reduced to an increase of 20% in earnings. Most of this gap came from the achievement of higher qualifications.For several decades 7-8% of children in Britain have been educated in private/independent schools....

2008-10-11 00:00:30

By Richard Garner Parents line up to enrol children in sixth form at specialist maths college IF HE looked at its pupil intake, Alastair Campbell would quite likely decide that Kingsbury High School was one of those infamous "bog standard" comprehensives he talked about. Results from the national curriculum tests for 11-year-olds would suggest that the 1,950-pupil school in Brent, north-west London, should be performing below the national average. Yet parents who have been sending...

2008-10-03 15:00:24

By WATSON, Lois SOME PRIVATE schools are using enrolment contracts to circumvent "helicopter parents" who hover around pestering teachers about their children. The contracts spell out the school's responsibilities so that parents know what they can and cannot expect from the school. Jane Lapthorn, principal of Selwyn House in Christchurch, says enrolment contracts help eliminate the potential for conflict between parents and teachers by clearly articulating the school's policies and...

2008-10-02 18:00:25

By JANESE HEAVIN Private schools in Columbia are teaming up and pooling their resources in hopes of becoming more competitive with Columbia Public Schools. About a dozen private and religious schools formed a network this summer and met again last month to talk, in part, about coordinating marketing and recruiting efforts. "It's really important because so much attention is given to the public schools," said Karen Shryock, the Columbia Independent School admissions director who formed...

2008-10-01 00:14:08

By RICHARD GARNER The big question Why are we asking this now? Michael Gove, the Conservatives' schools spokesman, spelt out his blueprint for education at his party's annual conference - announcing that his party would adopt the Swedish model of allowing parents' groups, charities and companies to set up their own "free" which they could then run themselves. How does the Swedish system work? Under the policy, which was first introduced in the 1990s, parents are given a sum of...

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