Scaling education programs in the Philippines: A policymaker’s perspective

By: Rosalina Villaneza. In 2016, 586,284 childrenof primary school age in the Philippines were out of school, underscoring demand for large-scale programs to address unmet learning needs. As a chief education program specialist in the Department of Education (DepEd) in the Philippines, I have firsthand experience planning, implementing, and monitoring and evaluating a variety of […]

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Kroton nabs Somos for up to $1.8 bln in Brazil education deal

Brazil/By: Gabriela Mello and Jake Spring. Reuters/Source http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ Brazil’s largest for-profit education firm, Kroton Educacional SA, resumed its buying spree with an acquisition of Somos Educação SA for up to 6.3 billion reais ($1.8 billion), making a bold move into educating children after antitrust regulators knocked down a major university merger. The deal gives Kroton control […]

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New Study: Less Expensive Competency-Based Education Programs Just As Good As Traditional Programs

Por: Forbes.com/Tom Lindsay/28-03-2018 College students and their parents find it increasingly difficult to cope with tuition hyperinflation and historically high student-loan debt. Over the last 30 years, the average tuition for a U.S. bachelor’s degree at a traditional four-year college increased more than 15 times faster than the average household income in the United States. […]

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