Education

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, however learners may also educate themselves.
  • The Times of India

    Priyanka Gandhi condemns Allahabad University and BJP for banning student union on University campus

    ALLAHABAD: After around a fortnight, since the authorities of Allahabad University (AU) decided to replace the student union on the campus by student council, general secretary of the Congress party, Priyanka Gandhi has raised her voice against the decision of the AU authorities. AU authorities have not only replaced the student union on the campus but also blacklisted several student leaders of the campus, who have opposed the decision of the varsity authorities. This also included the vice president of the student union, Akhilesh Yadav of NSUI (national student union of India). Yadav was the lone office bearer of the union from NSUI. In fact he was the first NSUI member to be the part of the

  • American varsities award 303 Nigerian students $7.5m scholarships
    The Punch

    American varsities award 303 Nigerian students $7.5m scholarships

    More than 303 Nigerian students from the 17 states of southern Nigeria have received no less than $7.5m in full or partial scholarships from 225 American universities and colleges to study in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic session. A statement signed by Information Specialist, Public Affairs Section, Temitayo Famutimi, notes that the Acting United States Consul General, Osman Tat, disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday during the 2019 EducationUSA pre-departure orientation for students who have received offers of admission and scholarships to attend U.S. colleges and universities this fall. Noting that the U.S. remains a top destination for international students, Tat explained that

  • Cyberattacks inflict deep harm at technology-rich schools
    WSB Radio

    Cyberattacks inflict deep harm at technology-rich schools

    AVON, Conn. -  Over six weeks, the vandals kept coming, knocking the school system's network offline several times a day. There was no breach of sensitive data files, but the attacks in which somebody deliberately overwhelmed the Avon Public Schools system in Connecticut still proved costly. Classroom lesson plans built around access to the internet had come to a halt. "The first time I called the FBI, their first question was, 'Well, what did it cost you?'" said Robert Vojtek, the district's technology director. "It's like, 'Well, we were down for three quarters of a day, we have 4,000 students, we have almost 500 adults, and teaching and learning stopped for an entire day.' So how do you put

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

    Ex-professor who sued Inver Hills Community College accepts $82,000 settlement, lifetime ban

    A sociology instructor who sued Inver Hills Community College after he was put on leave after leading a no-confidence vote against the school's president has settled his dispute with the college, earning him a $82,500 payout and a year's salary but also leaving him banned for life from teaching in the Minnesota State college system. David Berger said he agreed to the settlement of the lawsuit filed in Dakota County District Court against the two-year school in Inver Grove Heights because it has been “a very long process, and it was just time to settle.” A spokeswoman for the college has yet to explain the school's reason for accepting the terms, but the settlement document provided by Berger

  • No Studying For This Test: West Virginia Students Eligible For Free Tuition After Drug Screening
    Forbes

    No Studying For This Test: West Virginia Students Eligible For Free Tuition After Drug Screening

    While free tuition at community colleges is not new, West Virginia is the first state to require a test that is a bit more unconventional; in order to be eligible, students must pass a drug test. West Virginia Invests — part of Senate Bill 1, which was passed in June — was enacted with the intention of increasing access to higher education and workforce development for West Virginia residents. The program is funded by the state and applies to associate and certificate programs for occupational fields with a high demand in 10 public institutions across West Virginia. “An investment by the state into increasing access to post-secondary career education will provide its citizens the hope and opportunity

  • Things To Know About the Famous Hamburger University
    CEOWORLD magazine

    Things To Know About the Famous Hamburger University

    Have you ever heard of Hamburger University? If you have, great. If you haven't, know McDonald's? I think you got a fair idea where this discussion is headed to. We are going to talk about the training facility of one of the biggest burger-chains in the world, McDonald's. Hamburger University is an educational ground for the staff of McDonald's employed in various areas of management. Believe me, when I say this, it is not just your regular university, and I will totally give you facts to prove that I am not wrong. Motto: Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow Location: Chicago, Illinois (prior to 2018 – Oak Brook, Illinois) Established: 1961 The first graduating class (1961): 14 students Here are

  • Newsradio 1020 KDKA

    St. Sylvester School In Brentwood Closes Its Doors

    PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - It was announced Monday that Saint Sylvester School in Brentwood will not open for the 2019-20 school year. Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik made the decision to close the school after a request from Father Steve Kresak, the administrator of the grouping in which Saint Sylvester Parish and School are located, that said enrollment was too low to continue. "Most significantly, your priest-administrator, Father Steve Kresak, informed me that the number of enrolled students has dropped so dramatically that he had no choice but to renew his request to close the school," Bishop Zubik wrote. In February of this year Zubik said the school could be open another year so

  • What's News Today: July 16, 2019
    WSLS

    What's News Today: July 16, 2019

    Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia. The Roanoke Valley's newest restaurant opens today.  Chipotle Mexican Grill will open on Valley View Boulevard where Ruby Tuesday was.  The first 50 customers will get Chipotle swag.   Danville City Council will discuss using parking fines for students.  Council could decide to give money collected from August 9th through 31st to the Danville Public Schools Education Foundation.  That money will be used for school supplies.  Danville schools start August 9th. One in eight people in central Virginia is food insecure, which is above the rate for Virginia.  The United Way

  • Local university removed from probation by accreditor
    Houston Chronicle

    Local university removed from probation by accreditor

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A university in West Virginia is no longer on probation from its accreditor. WV News reports Alderson Broaddus University received the notification from the Higher Learning Commission last week but the school is still on notice because of its financial trouble. Alderson Broaddus was put on probation in 2017 because of its poor financial status. The private institution defaulted two years prior on a series of long-term bonds that totaled more than $36 million. The accreditor says the school has improved with the hire of a new financial advisor and securing a near $28 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The notice has little effect on students. Alderson

  • Teachers union sues DeVos over embattled loan relief program
    KTAR 92.3 Phoenix

    Teachers union sues DeVos over embattled loan relief program

    One of the nation's largest teachers' unions sued the U.S. Education Department on Thursday over a federal program that promises to forgive student loans for public workers but has been beset by problems. The American Federation of Teachers filed a federal lawsuit in Washington alleging that the department has mismanaged the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, violating the Constitution by denying applicants their due process rights. The program was created in 2007 and promises to forgive student loans for graduates who made 120 monthly payments while working as teachers, nurses, police or other public workers. But just 1% of more than 86,000 applications had been approved for loan forgiveness

  • Xceed Preparatory Academy Partners With DME Sports Academy
    PR Newswire

    Xceed Preparatory Academy Partners With DME Sports Academy

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. , July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Xceed Preparatory Academy and CEO Dr. Brent Goldman are excited to announce a partnership with DME Sports Academy and its co-owners and co-founders Dan ...

  • Quartz™-powered TCS BaNCS™ Network Named Best Blockchain Breakthrough of the Year
    PR Newswire

    Quartz™-powered TCS BaNCS™ Network Named Best Blockchain Breakthrough of the Year

    Tata Consultancy Services' Blockchain-enabled Network Won the 2019 FTF News Technology Innovation Award for Showing How Cross-border Transactions can be Settled Seamlessly NEW YORK and MUMBAI, India , ...

  • Educator receives PM's Medal for 37 years of service
    The Jamaica Observer

    Educator receives PM's Medal for 37 years of service

    AFTER almost four decades in the teaching profession, former principal of St Thomas and St Andrew Technical High schools, Dr Phillip Wilson has been awarded the Prime Minister's Medal of Appreciation for Service to Education. The educator, who also served as vice-principal at Denham Town High School and teacher at Papine High School, was presented with his award during a ceremony held at Jamaica House, recently. “I am a lifelong learner who vowed that I would give back to education. It is a good feeling seeing someone recognise you and what you have done over the years,” Dr Wilson said. The retired educator spent 37 years in the profession — 17 years as a principal and the other 20 years as a

  • Why the U.S. high school dropout rate has fallen so dramatically
    The Christian Science Monitor

    Why the U.S. high school dropout rate has fallen so dramatically

    Rico Gonzalez dropped out of high school the summer before he turned 16, and he didn't have the motivation to return and earn his diploma.  That changed when a friend brought him along to a college English class. The visit sparked a desire in Mr. Gonzalez to hit the books again.  “I was kind of blown away that there was a place where people wanted to be,” says Mr. Gonzalez. “It wasn't until I actually had a desire to do something, to be part of something, that I said 'OK, it's time.'” He finished high school, moved through college, and even returned after earning his bachelor's degree to take additional courses. And today, he's an English teacher at Southport High School in Indianapolis where

  • Government's School Sports Plan 'Must Be Fully Funded'
    Medscape

    Government's School Sports Plan 'Must Be Fully Funded'

    Forty leading sports bodies called on the Government to ensure adequate funding for sporting activities for children and young people after ministers published plans to improve physical activity. The move followed concerns that millions of youngsters were not meeting guidelines for 60 minutes of activity every day. The Government pledged to give children in England greater opportunities to meet the Chief Medical Officer's goal, whether in school, after school, or during weekends and holidays. "Our plan will help shift the dial in school sport – making lessons more fun and engaging, and vitally increasing the number of out of school clubs so that more young people get and stay active," said Mims Davies, Minister for Sport and Civil Society.