Education program for inmates in South Africa honors Nelson Mandela's legacy…

Mandela’s ethos motivated the organizers behind the Mandela Day launch of South Africa’s Prison to College Pipeline program. The program aims to highlight Mandela’s “legacy of education behind bars in South Africa,” Dreisinger said. It also facilitate inmates’ reentry into society and helps build better relationships with communities suffering from high crime rates. Dreisinger, who […]

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We studied 3000 new education ideas—here's how to choose the best…

Despite a common refrain that education is slow to change, there is no shortage of novel and groundbreaking ideas in the sector. Children in Brazil are designing video games to teach each other biology lessons. In Ghana, students are receiving training in self-awareness and resilience even as they complete lessons in typical school subjects. Meanwhile, in South Africa, high school […]

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Education advocates push for more funding…

Activists gather in front of the State House for a demonstration in favor of increasing education spending. Banner photo Educators, students and parents gathered in front of the State House last Thursday, July 12 to protest the continued underfunding of public education, particularly for English language learners and students from low-income households. Organized by the […]

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Congress Seeks to Fix Our Broken Higher Education System…

Today, college students are saddled with more student loan debt than ever before in American history. The average student loan debt for 2017 graduates was over $39,000, which is a six percent uptick from 2016. Students owe nearly $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. According to the website, StudentLoanHero.com, student loan debt now runs $620 billion higher […]

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Religious education 'vital for diversity'…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Londoners of different faiths and cultures remembered the terror attack on London Bridge Religious education is more vital than ever in an increasingly diverse society and needs a higher status, says former home secretary Charles Clarke. Mr Clarke is co-author of a report calling for better religious education in […]

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CASE Acquires Voluntary Support of Education Survey…

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Vouchers In Puerto Rico; Secret Service Guides Schools; Special Education And Race…

You’re reading NPR’s weekly roundup of education news. Secret Service releases guide to prevent school shootings Build a team of people to monitor the school and its students. Define unacceptable and concerning behaviors. Have a hub where people can report suspicious activity. Determine when the police should be involved. These are the first steps of […]

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Inclusive education: 'Nobody with a print disability should get left behind'…

HELEN KELLER, THE American activist who was the blind and deaf had this to say about positive thinking: “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope and confidence”. Well, while I largely agree with this sentiment, I feel the word “education” could be substituted for optimism. To paraphrase, “Education is […]

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Work Backwards: A Design Thinking Approach to Higher Education…

In my copious spare time, I enjoy compiling a list of bad ideas for universities. Here’s what’s currently at the top: University of Antarctica – an opportunity to create the first university on the last continent. And why not, since every northern country except Canada has already established a university above the Arctic Circle, and […]

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Afghanistan: Clashes ongoing at Jalalabad education building…

At least 10 people have been killed and another 10 wounded in an attack at a government building of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, local officials said.  Armed men entered an office of the education department in the provincial capital of Nangarhar at around 9:30am (04:30GMT) on Wednesday, setting off at least two big explosions […]

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