As student debt rises worldwide, an education crisis could be on the horizon

As student debt rises worldwide, an education crisis could be on the horizon

Richard Bouhet/ AFP Higher education contributes to unprecedented student loan debt challenges in both developed and developing countries. College costs are rapidly rising, and student loan debts have reached disquieting record levels for both graduates and governments. Most recent college graduates are burdened with heavy loan debt for years, with many delinquent on repayment. In the United States, for example, some 7 million borrowers, or 14%, are in default, having gone at least a year without a payment on their federal student loans. One in four European Union citizens who…

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Delhi University announces admission dates, online process to start from May 22

Delhi University announces admission dates, online process to start from May 22

Delhi University will start the online registration process for admissions to around 54,000 seats in undergraduate courses from May 22. The university is starting the online registration process almost two weeks ahead of its usual schedule for courses in which admission is based on cut-off. The last date to fill the admission form has not been finalized yet. “Students can start filling the online registration form from May 22. As we are starting the registration earlier, students will have enough time to get their certificates and other documents in place,”…

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Nicola Sturgeon ‘determined’ to improve education

Nicola Sturgeon ‘determined’ to improve education

Nicola Sturgeon has said that falling literacy standards in Scottish schools made her “utterly determined” to press on with education reforms. The latest Scottish survey of literacy and numeracy showed reading and writing skills have declined. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson asked whether the first minister was “embarrassed, ashamed or both” by the statistics. Ms Sturgeon said she would “carry on with the changes we’re making”. The literacy statistics, which were published by the Scottish government on Tuesday, showed that fewer than half of Scotland’s 13 and 14-year-olds are able…

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Polk education officials urge veto on ‘hurtful’ budget

Polk education officials urge veto on ‘hurtful’ budget

Polk County school officials called the Florida Legislature’s budget “hurtful,” “unconscionable” and “impossible for us to afford services for our schools to operate properly.” BARTOW — Polk County school officials called the Florida Legislature’s budget “hurtful,” “unconscionable” and “impossible for us to afford services for our schools to operate properly.” Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd issued a statement late Monday evening just hours after the Legislature passed its $82.4 billion budget, which is now on its way to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk. “I’m appealing to the public like never before to understand…

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NEET 2017 unofficial answer key: Check them here

NEET 2017 unofficial answer key: Check them here

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday conducted the NEET 2017 exam. Over 11 lakh candidates took the test for 95,000 medical and dental seats at 1921 examination centres in 103 cities across India. The result is likely to be declared on June 8. There were 180 questions to be answered, with a total of 720 marks. This included 45 questions from physics and chemistry and 90 questions from biology. Each question was of the objective type with four choices. Here is the unofficial answer key provided by…

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Use of mobile phones banned for teachers too in govt schools of Chandigarh

Use of mobile phones banned for teachers too in govt schools of Chandigarh

School heads have been asked to prohibit carrying of mobiles by students to schools and teachers to classrooms, laboratories and other academic areas The DEO has stated that the use of mobile phones by teachers even when they are on a silent mode impairs the teaching performance in the class.(AFP/LiveMint photo) District education officer (DEO) Rajinder Kaur has revised the circular of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and banned the use of mobile phones by teachers in the schools of Chandigarh. The heads of government and government-aided schools…

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Next education chief or not, Agnes Chan knows the system’s faults

Next education chief or not, Agnes Chan knows the system’s faults

Is she or isn’t she? Retired Canto-pop singer Agnes Chan Miling has been rumoured to be the next education minister. Then she told veteran journalist Man Cheuk-fei that she had never been approached for the top post. I have no idea if Chan – who has a PhD in education from Stanford University – would be suitable for the job. But after five years of Eddie Ng Hak-kim, anyone who has not been lobotomised would make a better education secretary. Singer Agnes Chan never received invitation to join new Hong…

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Uncertainty over EU immigration, research could damage UK HE MPs say

Uncertainty over EU immigration, research could damage UK HE MPs say

Exiting the EU: challenges and opportunities for higher education warns that if the government fails to address concerns within the higher education sector, “Brexit will damage the international competitiveness and long-term success of our universities.” There is significant uncertainty in the university sector in the run up to Brexit, the report notes, dominated by fears over residency rights for staff and fee status for students. “The government must act urgently to avert the risk of a damaging ‘brain drain’ of talent from our shores” The government should “unilaterally agree the rights of EU…

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Mumbai parents win fight against fee hike, civic body asks school to roll back its decision

Mumbai parents win fight against fee hike, civic body asks school to roll back its decision

Parents of those studying in Turner Orchids, the International School in Koparkhairne on the outskirts of Mumbai have managed a small victory. Taking note of their complaint, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has ordered the school to roll back its fee hike. The parents, in their complaint, said the school has asked parents to pay Rs10,000 (for Class 6 and 7) and Rs15,000 (for Class 8) for the upcoming academic year (2017-18) under the Orchids Careers Foundation Programme (OCFP), in addition to their regular fees. The parents claimed the…

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Chhattisgarh Board exam: Class 10 results out today. Check your scores here

Chhattisgarh Board exam: Class 10 results out today. Check your scores here

Chhattisgarh Board’s Class 10 examination (2017) results will be declared at 10 am today. About 4,42,064 students from general and vocational streams have appeared in the examination. Officials of the Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE ) are ready to declare the results anytime after 10 am , a source from CGBSE said. The results can be available on www.cgbse.net and results.cg.nic.in. for the students. Sources said that the results will be available on the website between 10 am and 10.30 am.     [“source-hindustantimes”]

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