Bharti Foundation to support education of children of security personnel martyred in Pulwama attack

Bharti Foundation to support education of children of security personnel martyred in Pulwama attack

This is a heartfelt contribution from us to make sure that the children of these heroes will never have to worry about access to quality education,” Vijay Chadda, CEO Kolkata- Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Enterprises, has offered to undertake the education of children of the security personnel who were martyred in last week’s terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir, as a mark of support for the country’s security forces. Bharti Foundation will reach out to the individual families and bear all education related expenses for these children till they…

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Can AI Powered Education Close The Global Gender Gap?

Can AI Powered Education Close The Global Gender Gap?

Education is one of the most powerful predictors of future success that human society has at its disposal. How we gather, process, and disseminate knowledge to each successive generation impacts not just individual success, but a host of other related factors such as economic growth, political empowerment, and technological innovation. It is no secret that access to more effective education for individual students is a key factor in the overall betterment of society – and to women’s role in society. I’ve long been a proponent of better education for women…

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Several UAA Education programs do not meet accreditation requirements

Several UAA Education programs do not meet accreditation requirements

UAA says some of the programs involving its school of education are no longer accredited. The affected programs include “Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Arts and post-baccalaureate programs, Elementary Education Bachelor of Arts and post-baccalaureate programs, Secondary Education Master of Arts in teaching, and initial licensure programs in special education and early childhood special education”, according to a press release from the school. A letter emailed by the Interim Director of UAA’s School of Education, Claudia Dybdahl shared the information within the school. The letter says since 2016, the school…

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Nigerian bishops urge child protection at education conference

Nigerian bishops urge child protection at education conference

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – A “hijacking” of missionary schools by the government is to blame for the failing standards of moral education in Nigeria, according to the country’s Catholic bishops, in a meeting where they also discussed child protection policies in the Church. Speaking Oct. 16 at the 3rd National Catholic Education Summit in Abuja, Archbishop Augustine Akubueze of Benin City said both schools and homes have failed in imparting the necessary values that should form the bedrock of a morally sound Nigeria. Christian missionaries established the first schools in Nigeria,…

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Microsoft Acquires Education Video Platform Flipgrid

Microsoft Acquires Education Video Platform Flipgrid

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Microsoft had acquired Flipgrid, an education-focused video platform. Flipgrid is used by more than 20 million teachers and students. The video platform used to be a subscription-based service, but is now free for students and users thanks to the Microsoft acquisition. Microsoft has already integrated the Flipgrid app into Microsoft Teams in Office 365 for Education. The life science data management and collaboration platform Benchling raised $14.5 million in a series B round. The round was led by Benchmark Capital with participation from F-Prime Capital and Thrive Capital. This recent round of…

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Sphero acquires a music education startup

Sphero acquires a music education startup

It’s hard to say precisely how Sphero’s pivot to education is going in these early stages, but it recently got an infusion of funding and is already out acquiring new startups. The BB-8 maker announced this morning that it’s picked up Specdrums​ — the fellow Boulder, Co-based startup is a Kickstarter success story that lets users create music with an app connected ring. It’s a strange fit at first glance, but Sphero clearly sees the company’s wearable technology as a strong addition to its newfound STEAM education focus. “We firmly believe that play is…

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Commentary: The disconnect in Utah’s public education funding

Commentary: The disconnect in Utah’s public education funding

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Gary Herbert holds a press conference to release his proposed 2018 budget at Davis Technical College in Kaysville on Wed. Dec. 13, 2017.Funding public education systems is not inexpensive. More so, supporting high-quality schools in a state with a young, increasingly diverse and growing population means adequate resources are more critical today than ever before. While Utah has held education funding steady in recent years, our investment is not strong enough for every child to succeed. Last week, Gov. Gary Herbert released his…

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How Education Fared in Congress’s Tax Deal Compromise: Teacher Tax Deductions, Charter Financing & 3 More Noteworthy Fixes

How Education Fared in Congress’s Tax Deal Compromise: Teacher Tax Deductions, Charter Financing & 3 More Noteworthy Fixes

President Donald Trump listens as a family describes how the Republican tax reform legislation will help their taxes during an event in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 13, 2017. (Photo credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Weeks after fighting over tax reform — including pitched battles involving several education issues — GOP leadership released a final compromise late last week. On higher education, the bill ultimately didn’t include provisions that alarmed college and university leaders the most, like taxing graduate students’ tuition benefits. It does include a…

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Online education start-up Springboard raises $9.5 million funding led by Costanoa

Online education start-up Springboard raises $9.5 million funding led by Costanoa

Bengaluru: Online education start-up Springboard, which provides courses for professionals, on Monday said it has raised $9.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Costanoa Ventures, with participation from Learn Capital and Appdynamics founder Jyoti Bansal. Existing investors including Blue Fog Capital, Rocketship.vc and Moneta Ventures also participated in the round. Springboard has offices in Bengaluru and California. It focuses on skill-based courses like data science, user experience design and business analytics, among others. It will use the fresh funding to expand into newer verticals and geographies in India,…

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Is college education all you need to succeed?

Is college education all you need to succeed?

These young Kenyans did not go past secondary school, but are running well-to-do businesses. Lack of a college degree, they say, shouldn’t hinder you from achieving your dreams. Tony owns Antelox Agency, a branding and digital agency that offers web designing and digital branding services. On average, his business earns him Sh200,000 a month. Tony did not go past primary school. The only academic papers he has is his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education certificate, which reflects a poor score of 185 marks out of a possible 500 marks. “My…

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