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The influx of technology and its impact on education in Indian society

The influx of technology and its impact on education in Indian society

The Influx of technology and Its impact on education in Indian Society If we need an appointment, we use an app on our mobile phones. If we need any house repairs, we book an electrician, a carpenter, a plumber, online. If we are hungry, we call for food using an app-based food delivery service. Technology [...]

July 12, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on The influx of technology and its impact on education in Indian society

Education Debates Need Focus

Education Debates Need Focus

2020 Democratic presidential candidates are shown on a screen as members of the media work during the Democratic presidential candidate debate in Miami, Florida on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Photographer: Jayme Gershen/Bloomberg © 2019 BLOOMBERG FINANCE LP Charter schools are under attack. They are being blamed for draining money from traditional public school coffers. They [...]

June 29, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Education Debates Need Focus

Kerala HC stays Khader panel recommendations on higher education reforms

Kerala HC stays Khader panel recommendations on higher education reforms

The Kerala High Court on Monday stayed the state government’s order to merge high school and higher secondary directorates as per the Khader committee recommendations. The stay was issued based on a plea by the Nair Service Society and other teacher groups. The single judge bench which stayed the order referred to the Central Government’s [...]

June 18, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Kerala HC stays Khader panel recommendations on higher education reforms

UAE announces new education policy for schools, teachers

UAE announces new education policy for schools, teachers

Ministerial Development Council reviews UAE’s policy for educational professionals. Ministerial Development Council presided over by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, discussed on Sunday the policy for educational professionals in the UAE in line with the government’s continuous effort to advance the education sector. Also read: New employment [...]

June 17, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on UAE announces new education policy for schools, teachers

Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education?

Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education?

At 484 pages, the National Education Policy 2019 (NEP) is not only the longest policy draft by any government, it is also repetitive, didactic and verbose. Much of it has been ignored by the media, except the plan to impose Hindi as a national language — which was later redacted. More important issues such as school education, [...]

June 10, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education?

Glimmers of Hope and Reform in the National Education Policy Draft

Glimmers of Hope and Reform in the National Education Policy Draft

A first review makes for a collective sigh of relief – the draft report of the new National Education Policy 2019 is devoid of any strong saffron colouration and is instead a call for a significant restructuring of the educational system and its governance. It assigns a key role to both public and private capital [...]

June 7, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Glimmers of Hope and Reform in the National Education Policy Draft

India needs education, not Hindi chauvenism

India needs education, not Hindi chauvenism

It is just as well that the government has junked a proposal in the K Kasturirangan education panel’s report—the official line is that this was a ‘draft’, not the final policy—that suggested reviving the three-language formula with a focus on mandatory Hindi in non-Hindi-speaking states. Protests, spearheaded by Tamil Nadu, against the “imposition of Hindi”, [...]

June 4, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on India needs education, not Hindi chauvenism

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