Patrick Lanning on Green Initiatives in Oregon Grade Schools

It is a known fact that everybody has to focus on going green and using sustainable technology. Patrick Lanning believes that this should start as early as possible, which is why he is so happy to see a commitment to sustainable development in Oregon’s grade schools. Students here are not only told about green technology, they actually get to use it. In so doing, schools have created a learning and living space in which they can truly understand what it means to be green. Patrick Lanning on Sustainable Schools Today,…

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Arden Andersen Looks at the Uniqueness and Diversity of Kansas City Schools

One of the things that Arden Andersen loves most about Kansas City schools, is how committed they are to meeting the needs of their students. Of course, the schools want to ensure their pupils have great academic success. However, they want to do that in a nurturing environment in which every pupil is encouraged to reach their personal best. They do this through a variety of different programs, including the Missouri Schools Comprehensive Guidance Program, Homeless Student Services, and PE4Life. Arden Andersen on Kansas City Education All schools in Kansas…

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IIT Kanpur help through artificial rain likely for pollution hit Lucknow

Lucknow The Uttar Pradesh capital might witness artificial rains through cloud-seeding by Indian Insitute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur to combat air pollution which has reached crisis level. A few days ago, the Uttar Pradesh government had asked IIT Kanpur to explore the option of artificial rains. “IIT Kanpur got the project on artificial rains from the Uttar Pradesh Council of Science and Technology a few months back. For this, the institute has got a grant of Rs 15 lakh,” the institute’s officiating director Manindra Agrawal has said. He said the institute…

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Coursera focuses on corporate training programmes for future growth

So far, Coursera has partnered with Indian School of Business and is aspires to get IITs and IIMs on its platform. Mumbai: Global online education platform Coursera is focused on strengthening its enterprise business in India by partnering with more companies and educational institutions for its future growth, said a top company official. Last year, the US-based company launched Coursera for Business, under which it curates online courses for companies as part of its corporate training programmes. Globally, the programme is used by 100 companies. In India, some of its corporate…

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UP board exams: students will now write under CCTVs

Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Rajive Kumar said the move is aimed to ensure copying-free board exams to be held across state. Photo: Hindustan Times Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday issued directions to install CCTV cameras in all board examination centres by December to check copying. Chief secretary Rajive Kumar said the move is aimed to ensure copying-free board exams to be held across the state. He said to bring improvement in the quality of education in the schools, a better work plan should be made in…

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‘Need to develop scientific temperament among schoolchildren’

Shimla “Science teaches us patience and therefore, we need to develop a scientific temperament among our schoolchildren.”This was one of the messages for students of Himachal Pradesh four-day state-level Science Congress which began on Sunday in Solan district with as many as 800 students and 200 teachers participating in the festival’s silver jubilee edition. The event is being held at the Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF) and it started with the inauguration of exhibitions and display of science models by students from all districts of the state,…

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Study abroad: Youngsters bring back more than memories

What are the things you’d expect to bring back from a study-abroad trip — memories of friendships forged, a precious certificate, trinkets and souvenirs? For many students, though, the most precious takeaways are intangible — a cookbook with recipes from all around the world, each contributed by a different classmate; a habit of recycling that you refuse to abandon; sometimes even a renewed determination to always wear a sari to special events. We talked to five students, some of whom are back and some who are still making new memories…

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Tamil Nadu TRB Polytechnic result 2017 declared, check it here

Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board (TN TRB) on Tuesday declared the result of written examination for direct recruitment of 1,058 lecturers in Government Polytechnic Colleges in the state. The examination was held on September 16, 2017. Steps to check the result: 1) Visit the official website of TN TRB 2) Click on the link “Direct Recruitment of Lecturers in Govt Polytechnic Colleges – for the year 2017 – 18 – Please click here for Final Key answers and Individual Candidate Qurey and C.V List” 3) Click on next at the bottom of the new page…

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TSPSC FSO exam answer key 2017: Last date for raising objection extended

The Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) on Friday extended the date for raising objections against the preliminary answer key for the written exam to recruit Forest Section Officers (FSO) in the Forest Department of the state. The last date for receiving objections was November 3, which has been now extended to November 9. In a notification issued on the official website of TSPSC, the commission said, “ The last date of receiving objections on the Preliminary Keys which was declared as 03/11/2017 is now extended upto 09/11/2017. Candidates are…

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New law scholarship for Indians at Oxford

A new scholarship named after the late Ratanshaw Bomanjee Zaiwalla – one of the first Indians to qualify as an English solicitor in 1925 – has been set up at the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development based in Somerville College, Oxford. Instituted by his son, senior London-based lawyer Sarosh Zaiwalla, its first recipient is Shreya Prakash, who completed her undergraduate degree at the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. She is enrolled for the Bachelor of Civil Law course. Zaiwalla said: “My aim to create the scholarship is…

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