Top Education Department official resigns

The head of the Education Department’s student financial aid office has resigned after more than seven years on the job following an apparent dispute with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over his scheduled testimony before the House Oversight Committee. James Runcie, chief operating officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid, “submitted his resignation to the department last night,” effective immediately, the agency said in a news release. Runcie had been slated to testify on Thursday before the House Oversight Committee regarding the department’s rising improper payment rate for federal student…

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Educational disparity in the playground

I saw the “privileged few” on Monday. Picture the scene: a beautiful sunny day in a village, near Northampton, all the primary school children ran the Race for Life for Cancer Research. Having only a small playground, they were allowed to run on the extensive playing fields of the private school opposite, while their children played cricket and rounders. I am afraid that my afternoon was somewhat spoilt by the contrast. No losing of valuable teachers and school lunches for them! Well done, everyone. Marilyn Turner Crewe, Cheshire • In 1937…

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3,800 Mumbai parents protest against fee hike, write to CM demanding refund

Stepping up their attack against schools flouting norms pertaining to fee hike, parents wrote to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday and demanded it roll back claiming that it violates the Maharashtra Educational Institutions Regulation of Collection of Fee Act, 2011. They also demanded refund of the amount already paid. Parents staged a day-long protest at Azad Maidan on Sunday against the exorbitant fee hike by schools for the upcoming academic session. This is the second protest by parents in the past two months. Though it saw a low turnout…

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SBI PO Main Admit Cards 2017 released at sbi.co.in: How to download

SBI PO Main Admit Cards 2017 released at sbi.co.in: How to download The SBI PO Main 2017 admit cards are available for download at sbi.co.in  SBI PO Main Admit Cards 2017 released at sbi.co.in: How to download The State Bank of India (SBI) has released the admit cards of probationary officers (PO) main exam 2017 on the official website, the link for which is sbi.co.in  The call letters will be available to download till June 6. How to download the admit cards: Go to the official website, ibps.sifyitest.com Click on…

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Education Rising in New Mexico

New Mexico Education Secretary Hanna Skandera spends a lot of time traveling the state, meeting educators and families, listening to their stories. On one occasion, she heard from a mother pleading not let her other children have the same experience as her eldest son. That son needed costly remedial tutoring throughout his first year of college because he was not academically prepared for the advanced coursework. And get this: He was his high school’s valedictorian. “It should not matter what zip code you live in for how prepared you are…

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Virginia’s Secretary of Education visits Hugh Mercer Elementary

Hadley Christie was in the middle of teaching a math lesson when Virginia’s secretary of education walked into her classroom at Hugh Mercer Elementary School on Thursday morning. Without skipping a beat, Christie asked her students to tell Dietra Trent what they were learning about. “Probabilities!” the second-graders chorused. As Trent watched, Christie showed the image of a bowl of mostly yellow M&Ms and a few green ones on a smart board, and asked what the chances were of pulling out a green M&M. Then she asked the girls to…

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WBBSE West Bengal (Madhyamik) secondary school exam results between May 24-31

The results of the Madhyamik (secondary) Class 10 examination, conducted by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE), will be declared between May 24 and May 31, 2017. A WBBSE official has said that the results will be available at wbresults.nic.in and wbbse.org. “We may have tie up with some other websites from where the examinees will be able to check their results and their names will be announced at the press conference on the day of the results,” he added. On the issue of languages taught in West…

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Govt replaces Amritsar medical college principal who was caught doing private practice

Six days after he was caught doing private practice against the rules, Dr BS Bal as replaced as principal of Government Medical College, Amritsar, on Friday. Dr Sohan Singh has been appointed as the new principal. Dr Bal’s private practice was busted by the vigilance bureau that sent a detailed report to the head office, following which the action was taken by the authorities concerned . The Punjab government had banned private practice by all government doctors in 2003. Director, medical education and research, Dr Sujata Sharma, however, said, “The…

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How Google Took Over the Classroom

CHICAGO — The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill. In a social-science class last year, the students each grabbed a Google-powered laptop. They opened Google Classroom, an app where teachers make assignments. Then they clicked on Google Docs, a writing program, and began composing essays. Looking up from her laptop, Masuma Khan, then 11 years old, said her essay explored how schooling in ancient Athens differed from her own. “Back then, they had wooden tablets and…

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Tamil Nadu Board (TNBSE) Class 12 results: Here’s how you can check

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Board Higher Secondary Exam (TNBSE), Class 12 results were declared by the Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education on Friday, 10 am. Click here to check your results. Key in your registration number and date of birth and click on get marks. Your results will be displayed on the screen. About 8,98,763 students appeared for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations. Here’s how students can check their results: Log on to the official website Submit roll number, other details The results will be displayed. Take a printout…

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