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India’s education technology startup bags $25,000 global tech prize

India’s education technology startup bags $25,000 global tech prize

The Next Billion Edtech Prize 2019, run by UK-based Varkey Foundation, recognises the most innovative technology destined to have a radical impact on education in low income and emerging world countries.(Getty Images) India’s education technology startup ‘Dost Education’ has bagged a $25,000 tech prize along with two other winners from Tanzania and Egypt. The Next [...]

April 10, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on India’s education technology startup bags $25,000 global tech prize

Empowering education through speech technology

Empowering education through speech technology

  Representational Image Speech recognition based apps can help in bridging learning gaps in India, writes Shruti Niraj Rural student often face problems in reading, and understanding simple text books in Hindi and English. To overcome this challenge, Google has come up with an app called Bolo, which aims at helping primary school children read and [...]

March 12, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Empowering education through speech technology

West Virginia Education Bill Stirs Up Controversy

West Virginia Education Bill Stirs Up Controversy

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The debate is fierce in the West Virginia Senate, over a 140-page Education Reform Bill. It includes popular items such as another 5% pay raise for teachers and a fix for their health insurance. But it also contains controversial items like allowing charter schools, creating education savings accounts, and weakening the [...]

January 29, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on West Virginia Education Bill Stirs Up Controversy

Opinion | The viability of income sharing in education finance

Opinion | The viability of income sharing in education finance

Avinash M Tripathi Strap In an income-sharing model, students do not have to pay any upfront enrollment or tuition fee, but will share a certain percentage of their annual income for a specified period. Increasing college tuition fee has pushed higher education out of reach, even for the middle class, not to speak of those at bottom [...]

January 23, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Opinion | The viability of income sharing in education finance

DeSantis Rejects Parkland Father’s Appointment To Board of Education

DeSantis Rejects Parkland Father’s Appointment To Board of Education

This week’s Florida Board of Education meeting might be the first and last for Andrew Pollack, the father of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim. On Friday, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis rejected his predecessor’s decision to appoint Pollack to the board that oversees schools and community colleges statewide. He also rescinded dozens of [...]

January 19, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on DeSantis Rejects Parkland Father’s Appointment To Board of Education

PARENTING: Planning education with the end result in mind

PARENTING: Planning education with the end result in mind

What is the goal of schooling? We send our kids to school for at least 13 years, from kindergarten through 12th grade – but how often do we stop and ask ourselves about the goal of all this schooling? Some might say that learning is the goal but learning is just part of the process [...]

January 14, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on PARENTING: Planning education with the end result in mind

A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

In 2009, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched an ambitious project to improve teacher effectiveness among certain primary and secondary schools in California, Florida, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. The goal was to reform teacher evaluations. More effective teachers, the foundation predicted, would improve student achievement, raise graduation rates, and help low-income and minority students get into college. [...]

October 9, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

Serena Williams: Young boys need domestic abuse education

Serena Williams: Young boys need domestic abuse education

NEW YORK — Serena Williams says the conversation about stopping domestic abuse shouldn’t just center around women, but men as well. The tennis superstar says education about domestic abuse should start when men are young boys. “I think expanding the conversation to men and expanding the conversation to young boys, it’s so important,” she said in an [...]

June 22, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Serena Williams: Young boys need domestic abuse education

Rabbittown Learners’ Program grads change their lives through education

Rabbittown Learners’ Program grads change their lives through education

The Rabbittown Learners’ Program held its adult basic education graduation Tuesday in St. John’s. Graduates shown here are Moaweya Almahad, Ferdinand Butobuto, Abdul Wahab Bwege, Kadir Gada, Nicholas Halfyard, Fatuma Hassan, Goran Ibrahim, Roger Martin, Mususa Mulumba and Claudine Wilcox. – Sam McNeish Create. Laugh. Play. Love. Learn. Words to live by. Students in the [...]

June 22, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Rabbittown Learners’ Program grads change their lives through education

The Three Steps To Make Google’s Vision For Education A Reality

The Three Steps To Make Google’s Vision For Education A Reality

Instead of sitting exams marked by teachers, students could be assessed by multinationals such as Nike, in a Google vision for education (Photo by Chris Radburn – PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images) Few people would argue that education is on the cusp of transformational change – unless it is to say it is already [...]

June 22, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on The Three Steps To Make Google’s Vision For Education A Reality

Quality of education slipping, says panel

Quality of education slipping, says panel

Sanjeev Singh Bariana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 17 The special committee on schools suggested by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has noted that the level of education in Punjab is slipping. This follows the average pass percentage of 59 per cent in government schools this year. The special committee took into account the findings [...]

June 18, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Quality of education slipping, says panel

Where should I invest to finance my son’s education 7-8 years from now?

Where should I invest to finance my son’s education 7-8 years from now?

Query: I am a central government employee and will be retiring shortly. I will get retirement benefits of about Rs 1.5 crore. Where should I invest this sum to be able to finance my son’s education 7-8 years from now? Jayant R. Pai, CFP and Head of Marketing, PPFAS Mutual Fund replies: Assuming that the entire Rs 1.5 [...]

June 18, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Where should I invest to finance my son’s education 7-8 years from now?