Category: Education

Ducey, Garcia debate centers on education

In the first gubernatorial debate Gov. Doug Ducey touted a record of improving the state’s economy and providing 20-percent pay raises to teachers while Democrat David Garcia accused him of breaking promises and leaving Arizona’s education system in crisis. While Ducey and Garcia’s hourlong verbal grudge match on KAET-TV, the Phoenix PBS station, centered predominantly […]

Erdoğan praises education policies under AKP

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has praised what he called developments made in the Turkish education system under the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). “We have relegated a monolithic and repressive mindset in the education system in the pages of history. We have achieved a more free and democratic system,” Erdoğan said at a conference at Istanbul’s prestigious Kabataş High School on Sept. 18, marking the beginning of the […]

Mixed reaction to Education Department order on criterion for college admission

The School Education Department’s announcement to consider only Plus 2 marks for college admissions has evoked a mixed reaction. While many students and schools expressed relief, teachers’ associations opposed the move saying the schools may not take Plus 1 seriously. “We’re extremely happy since the prospect of taking up the boards in the new curriculum […]

Advancing A Culture Of Education At IBM

Some companies say that they are a learning organization, but IBM actually is one.  The numbers alone prove it.  IBMers consume an average 60 hours of professional education a year, with some employees taking multiples of that.  And the company spends a half a billion dollars in employee education every year.  I had the opportunity to talk with Carrie Alteiri, IBM’s VP, […]

Education is the answer to many of life’s challenges

According to a report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers, historical standards for what constitutes poverty have improved and therefore the anti-poverty movement has been a success. While this analysis may take into account those historical factors that describe conditions of poverty, it grossly understates the human suffering and intergenerational character of poverty […]

Keys to education

WESTVILLE – “It’s not hard; it’s just new.” That’s the slogan on a sign displayed in Christopher Bontjes’ piano lab at Judith Giacoma Elementary School in Westville. Apparently it’s also a motto that Bontjes’ students have taken to heart when learning to play piano for the first time in his class. Earlier this week, nearly […]

J&K Higher Education Needs a Stimulus

This is not about the debate of making government educational institutes better than the private ones. No disagreements about it. That, however, remains a long-term goal. Until that happens, generations could bear its brunt. Much is being said about the school education, but what’s been skipping our minds, is our higher education sector. This is […]

The Evolution of Education and Innovation in India

Education and the right to education is one of the main fundamental rights of our country’s citizens. It is compulsory for children aged between 6-14 to have an education. Over the many years, especially after independence, India has managed to increase its literacy rates to nearly 75%. It also has more primary education than ever […]

Class Back in Session for Ag Education

Here we are at the end of summer, and it’s hard to believe it’s already back-to-school time again. Like many of you, I’ve been enjoying first-day pictures of my grandkids, grinning from ear-to-ear, ready to head off to school, meet their new teachers and see their classmates. I can’t wait to hear all about what […]