EEUU: Utah leaders hope education measure helps keep teachers

EEUU/April 17, 2018/By JULIAN HATTEM. The Associated Press/Source: https://www.seattletimes.com Political leaders in Utah said Monday they hope a new ballot measure that would nearly triple education funding in five years will help the state entice and hold on to its best teachers. The ballot initiative will give voters the opportunity to support an increase in the gas tax, […]

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United States: No Advisory to Close Schools Today – Education Ministry

United States / March 17, 2018 /jis.gov.jm Resumen: El Ministerio de Educación, Juventud e Información reitera que las escuelas NO deben cerrarse sin la aprobación previa del Ministerio. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is reiterating that schools should NOT be closed without prior approval from the Ministry. Information reaching the Ministry is that some […]

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Pakistan: Is Punjab Education Foundation a better solution?

Pakistan/November 14, 2017/Source: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk Failure of public education system How much development and progress has been made can be seen from recent statistics about Literacy Rate in Pakistan. As it dropped by 2pc in the year 2015-16 to 58pc and that under the criteria, “a person is literate who can read and write a paragraph (3 […]

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Pakistan: Empowerment of provinces vital for promotion of higher education

Pakistan/November 11, 2017/Source: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on Friday emphasised the importance of empowering the provinces and taking effective steps for the promotion of higher education in Pakistan in light of the 18th Amendment of the constitution. He said this while addressing a delegation of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) led […]

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Interview 3: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: Breaking Through the Political Barriers to Free Education

Interview/ By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout In an increasingly unequal country, the stakes are high for debates over student debt and the prospect of free higher education. Driven by neoliberal politics, our current educational system is both a product of and a driver of deep social inequities. In this interview, world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin take […]

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Greece: Bucking Tsipras, Education Minister Backs College Entrance Exams

Greece/ August 26, 2017/ Source: https://www.thenationalherald.com Education Minister Costas Gavroglou said there should be changes to Greece’s university entrance exam methods but that students still need to be tested, at odds with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who said there shouldn’t be any requirements to get into college, in line with the Radical Left SYRIZA’s assault […]

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