Saturday, July 27, 2013

Qualifications Watchdog Performed To Ban On A-level Exam Seminars



The qualifications watchdog today performed a major U-turn over a decision to ban controversial exam seminars for teachers, despite fears the system may be open to abuse.

Ban on A-level exam seminars shelved in Ofqual U-turn

 

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More than 100 top schools downgraded in tough new Ofsted inspections

More than 100 of the country’s top-performing state schools have been downgraded by Ofsted following a toughening up of inspections, it has emerged.

 

Top state school 'gave pupils GCSE answers'

One of Britain's most-improved state schools is under investigation after claims pupils were taken to a room and given answers just before sitting their GCSE exams.

 

13 inexpensive ed-tech tools for writing

Being able to write clearly is an essential skill for all students. With these simple online writing tools and apps, students get to practice writing informally in settings…

 

What’s important in a digital device initiative?

In recent years, many ed-tech advocacy efforts have morphed from emphasizing the need for schools to have ed-tech tools and devices to figuring out exactly which device, or…

 

Govt to create education fund for underprivileged students

ShareISLAMABAD: Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education State Minister and Engineer Balighur Rehman on Friday said the government wants to create ‘Educational Endowment Fund’ to extend educational opportunities to the underprivileged and talented youth of the country. Talking to media, he said his ministry, in consultation with stakeholders, would

 

Meagre funding deprives B.C. universities of best students

ShareOpinion: Other provinces attracting some of our best talent British Columbia is failing to educate some of its brightest and best students, and is losing others to the best universities in other provinces. Post-secondary education policy in B.C. serves neither the short-term needs of the student nor the long-term interests

 

New software for schools chosen by education ministry

ShareThe B.C. Ministry of Education has chosen the Aspen student information system as the new software for B.C. schools, but the Vancouver School Board chair is concerned the government might not pay for expenses related to the switch over. Schools now use the British Columbia enterprise Student Information System (BCeSIS), but the

 

Research internships bring students from around world to Alberta universities

ShareBrazilian student Henrique Vieira has been in Edmonton for just a few months, but already he’s designed about 50 different storylines for an educational video game for high school students. Vieira is one of more than 250 undergraduate students coming to Canada from India, China, Brazil and Mexico as part

 

Former education secretary now a candidate for the highest-paid job in state government

ShareA recently departed Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education board member is in the running to become the system’s next chancellor. Former state education secretary Ronald Tomalis, 51, of Camp Hill, is among the trio of candidates who made it to the chancellor search’s final stage, according to four sources

 

Govt to create education fund for underprivileged students

ISLAMABAD: Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education State Minister and Engineer Balighur Rehman on Friday said the government wants to create ‘Educational Endowment Fund’ to extend educational opportunities to the underprivileged and talented youth of the country.

 

Former education secretary now a candidate for the highest-paid job in state government

A recently departed Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education board member is in the running to become the system’s next chancellor.
Former state education secretary Ronald Tomalis, 51, of Camp Hill, is among the trio of candidates who made it to the chancellor search’s final stage, according to four sources familiar with the situation.

 

New software for schools chosen by education ministry

The B.C. Ministry of Education has chosen the Aspen student information system as the new software for B.C. schools, but the Vancouver School Board chair is concerned the government might not pay for expenses related to the switch over.

 

Digital education taking over traditional methods

HYDERABAD: Digital education has taken over the traditional chalk and blackboard method in a big way. A recent survey done by Gurgaon-based Technopak Advisors, a management consulting firm which has its presence in 22 countries, estimates that close to 1 lakh out of India’s 2.6 lakh private schools in the country have invested in some form of teaching technology. Officials in the field of education from both government as well as private insitutions further corroborate Technopak’s claim that India’s market for digital learning systems is estimated to be around 500 million dollars a year.


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