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2013-02-21 08:37:20

PHOENIX, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Many parents in America are considering higher education to not only help them get ahead in the workplace, but to also set a good example for their children. According to a recent survey from University of Phoenix®, parents are twice as likely as non-parents (60 percent compared to 30 percent) to consider going back to school. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121003/LA85714LOGO) Parents who have plans to head back to school cite salary...

2008-11-11 15:00:17

A national panel of state education leaders is unveiling a set of policy recommendations for middle grade reforms to better prepare students for high school success. The proposals, being issued by the National Association of State Boards of Education to national, state, and local education policymakers, are intended to focus greater attention on these grades and to counteract what the task force called the "benign neglect" of educators and the public to these adolescent years. "The early...

2008-09-17 21:00:21

PUNE: The repeaters exams for secondary school certificate (SSC - std X) and higher secondary certificate (HSC - std XII) conducted by the Maharashtra state board of secondary and higher secondary education will commence from September 18 across the state. The repeaters exam will be conducted as per the old as well as new curricula through divisional boards at Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Amravati, Nashik and Latur. The exam dates have been fixed keeping in mind the...

2008-09-04 00:00:00

By Hilary Wilce EDUCATION QUANDARY Hilary's advice What indeed? Although as you, dear cynical primary school teacher, point out, being affiliated to an academy is bound to improve intakes at the chosen primary schools, so standards will rise at a stroke. What happens to all the children displaced by the sudden surge in these schools' popularity is another question altogether. In fact this is the perennial problem with improving education by inventing new school structures. These can...

2008-08-31 00:00:32

By Richard Garner Cornerstone of private schools 'helps pupils to settle in' The days of the "house" system - a cornerstone of Britain's independent schools - is making a comeback in the state sector. Its return will be urged this week as a way of helping youngsters settle in during their first year of secondary schooling. The system is used widely in the private school sector and is extolled in many of the most famous books written about private schooling - such as Goodbye Mr...

2008-08-13 15:00:51

By MCENTEE, Claire SECONDARY schooling will undergo a dramatic change in the next 20 years, moving away from today's rigid, institutional model and becoming more community-focused, according to a Government think tank. The Secondary Futures "community connectedness" report to be released tomorrow predicts a future where community figures such as local kaumatua play a part in education and businesses help design courses for pupils. The teenagers of 2028 will rely heavily on technology,...

2008-08-11 09:01:26

FACTBOX: Education in China BEIJING, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Beijing is hosting the 2008 Olympic Games opening on Friday night. Six universities in the Chinese capital will accommodate athletes in their gymnasiums; about 1.7 million volunteers, mainly college students, will throw themselves into the event. Here are basic facts and figures about Chinese education: PRESCHOOL: Children aged between three and six PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION: 12 years HIGHER EDUCATION: Four years...

2008-07-20 09:00:33

By Richard Garner EDUCATION EDITOR Secondary school teachers turn their backs on official pupil assessments and say they will administer their own More than half a million 11-year-olds will have to sit new tests in maths and English when they start secondary school next term. Secondary school headteachers are becoming increasingly unwilling to trust national curriculum test results. That mistrust has been heightened by this year's fiasco over marking, which has already delayed some...

2008-07-16 00:00:28

By Deborah Loh PUTRAJAYA: Any changes to the teaching of Mathematics and Science in English will only affect a new batch of pupils, not those already being taught in English. Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein assured parents of this after attending a roundtable session to review the programme. When English was used to teach Science and Mathematics in 2003, only students in Year One, Form One and Lower Six were affected. It is now in its sixth year of implementation....

2008-07-01 09:00:56

Bob Compton, executive producer of the documentary film Two Million Minutes, announced today the release of the "Third World Challenge" powered by IndianMathOnline. The Challenge is available to all who are interested, free of charge, and is based on the national tenth grade proficiency exams taken by students in India. It is now available on the Two Million Minutes website at www.2mminutes.com and at www.indianmathonline.com. The Third World Challenge was developed as a result of...