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The pay-gap between education’s bosses and teachers is vast and growing. Here’s what we need to do

The pay-gap between education’s bosses and teachers is vast and growing. Here’s what we need to do Some education bosses earn more than 13 times as much as an NQT. Have they lost sight of the noble foundations of the welfare state, asks one celebrated educationalist It was the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s email subject line – “We are a supporter ... Read More »

WC EDUCATION DEPT GEARS UP FOR MATRIC EXAMS

WC EDUCATION DEPT GEARS UP FOR MATRIC EXAMS This year close to 62,000 full-time candidates and just under 14,000 part-time candidates have registered for the national senior certificate in the Western Cape. CAPE TOWN – The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is putting the finishing touches to preparations around the final matric exams. Exams will get underway later this month. ... Read More »

Higher purposes of a university education

Higher purposes of a university education Universities in Pakistan have mushroomed and there are an ever-increasing number of individuals with university degrees. Before we start celebrating, we need to probe the intellectual development and quality of learning of our graduates. The generally accepted higher purposes of a university education are the development of critical-analytical thinking and seeking evidence-based knowledge. These ... Read More »

Fife Council backs “Next Steps” education initiative

Fife Council backs “Next Steps” education initiative The region’s joint Labour-SNP administration fended off separate sustained attacks from rival Conservative and Liberal Democrat factions over the Scottish Government’s controversial “Next Steps” education programme. The initiative, hailed as Holyrood’s “vision for education”, was defended by the power-sharing parties at Fife House in a heated debate in the council chamber. In one ... Read More »

Panel to resolve post-devolution higher education issues

Panel to resolve post-devolution higher education issues Islamabad: The federal government wants to resolve the issue of the delayed devolution of higher education functions with provinces in the post-decentralisation regime through consensus and therefore, a committee has been formed for the purpose. The sub-committee of the Inter-provincial Coordination Committee will have the maiden meeting on October 12 in Islamabad. The ... Read More »

Free higher education is possible, says Lindiwe Sisulu

Free higher education is possible, says Lindiwe Sisulu Sisulu says her campaign’s focus on free higher education is based on a funding model developed by a ministerial task team. ANC presidential candidate Lindiwe Sisulu says free and inclusive higher education is possible in South Africa, but only through a public-private partnership initiative that does not only rely on government funds ... Read More »

By Mentawai for Mentawai: How community-driven education can save a tribe

By Mentawai for Mentawai: How community-driven education can save a tribe August Tonggiat Sikatsila sits in the dense jungle of Siberut, the largest island in the Mentawai chain that lies 150 kilometers west of Sumatra. A recognized biosphere zone with endemic plant and animal species, the forests of the Mentawai Islands are of vital importance to the greater global ecosystem. ... Read More »

Pupil-teacher ratio drops as education funding hits record levels

Pupil-teacher ratio drops as education funding hits record levels Education spending will be increased by €554 million next year, bringing the total spend to a record €10.08 billion. The Budget measures include reducing the pupil-teacher ratio at primary level by one point to 26 pupils per teacher. A total of 1,300 additional teaching posts will be created in 2018, to ... Read More »

Cork schools to benefit from Education Budget

Cork schools to benefit from Education Budget Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has announced that Cork schools and students are set to benefit from the 2018 Education Budget which will enable the lowest pupil to teacher ratio ever. Furthermore, additional Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) will ensure extra supports for local children who need them most. Senator Lombard said: “26:1 is ... Read More »

49ers Foundation STEAM Education Brings Programming to Underserved Youth

49ers Foundation STEAM Education Brings Programming to Underserved Youth Last week, the award-winning 49ers Foundation STEAM Education Program teamed up with 49ers Academy to introduce East Palo Alto youth to the concepts of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) through the lens of football. During the all-school assembly, which hosted various stations dedicated to showcasing STEAM in football, the ... Read More »