[Startup Bharat] Meet edtech startups that are taking quality education to non-metro cities across India

India’s small towns and cities harbour big dreams and ambitions. But often, students from these cities are at a disadvantage as they don’t have access to the quality education their counterparts in metros do. How will experimentation and innovation flourish if students can’t build on a solid foundation of learning? Students in the metros gain from big players like Byju’s, Khan Academy, and AlmaMapper, but those in Tier II, III, and IV towns are often forced to migrate to educational hubs, including Kota and Hyderabad, or Tier I cities for their education….

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Downsizing hits legal education

For nearly a century and a half, Valparaiso University in northwestern Indiana has been training Midwestern lawyers. As recently as five years ago, the law school was aggressively recruiting incoming students with a promotional video on its website saying: “Since 1879 we’ve been generating lawyers to leadership and to service. Here, we teach law both as a science and as an art.” But soon the school won’t be teaching law to anyone. Dial up the admissions office and a recording plays: “Valparaiso University Law School is no longer accepting applicants. This number…

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How to Study Smarter?

Are you in search of some motivation to study? Are you struggling with a lack of motivation? Let’s face it! It seems so easy to watch one more youtube video and scroll through your social media feed but so hard to sit in front of your books. Exams are fast approaching and you have a rising sense of panic and don’t know where to begin. If this is what you are experiencing, then read on to know the tips that can work wonders and help you score better marks in…

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Is our education system the right fit for American workers?

Once, we all understood the bargain: Succeed in school, get a good job, and you’d laid the groundwork for a financially solid life. Now the education-jobs equation isn’t so clear, and it’s fast growing more complex. Already, two-thirds of jobs require some form of higher education, which can be expensive. And once you have a job, chances are you’ll need at least to retrain to stay on top of new technology, if not get further degrees or certifications to climb the ladder. And as costs stack up, higher education is growing out…

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Assam Board Class 10, Class 12 Exam Date Sheet 2019 Released

Assam Board Class 10, Class 12 Exam Date Sheet 2019 Released New Delhi: The dates for class 10 and class 12 board exams to be conducted in Assam have been released. Class 10 board exams are conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) and class 12 board exams are conducted by the Assam Higher Secondary Education council (AHSEC). Class 10 board exam will begin on February 14, 2019 and conclude on March 2, 2019. Class 12 board exams will begin on February 12 and conclude on March 14, 2019….

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WhatsApp Had 779M Downloads In 2018. Here Are The Other Top Apps Of 2018

Uber is tops in more than one category, Facebook absolutely destroys the social competition, and Wish got more app downloads than e-commerce giant Amazon. Those are just a few of the insights from Apptopia’s most downloaded apps of 2018 list. The single most-downloaded app of 2018? That would be WhatsApp, Facebook’s other global messaging platform, with more than 779 million downloads between iOS and Android. The only other app that even came close is the casual game Helix Jump, with more than 334 million installs. Top global app downloads of 2018,…

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Purdue University Takes Giant Leaps In Democratizing Higher Education

When Neal Ottinger looks up at the sky, he sees more than clouds and stars – he sees the future. Like many other kids in America, the 21-year-old student always wanted to be an astronaut. But life wouldn’t make things easy for him. “Studying to be an aerospace engineer is very challenging academically, and not only that, pursuing a career in space exploration can be extremely expensive,” he says. “A lot of kids aren’t able to afford it.” Getty These stories are all too common. America is facing a major…

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Education notes: BASIS educator named ‘Charter Teacher of the Year’

BASIS educator named ‘top charter teacher’ BASIS Tucson North’s John Rosinbum has been named the Arizona Charter Schools Association 2018 Teacher of the Year. Rosinbum teaches AP U.S. history and AP research courses at BASIS. The Charter School Association honored Rosinbum, saying he goes the extra mile to help his students and the BASIS network grow to their full potential — whether that’s by organizing the annual Senior Tricycle Race or by serving as a subject adviser for BASIS. “He is extremely reflective and intentional with every aspect of his…

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Education neglected by Muslims: Hamid Ansari

Former vice president Hamid Ansari Friday said that among the identified issues faced by the Muslim community, education has been the most important one and is neglected by all the segments of the community. “We have identified the issues (faced by the Muslims) a number of times. The issue is of identity and security, it is also of education. And I feel education is the most important issue,” Ansari said during the 12th Dr Asghar Ali Engineer Memorial Lecture On ‘Muslims of India: Past and Present’. Education, according to Ansari,…

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Tips to Engage Students with Learning

Every classroom has one or two students who are found difficulties in concentrating, staying focused and very easily getting distracted by the outside environment of the classroom. Many students feel their math and science class a boring and start playing with their friends, peeping outside the window and lot more. As per studies carried out by the researchers, engaging students in learning activities to help them in increasing their attention, involvement, and concentration towards learning. Students get distracted very easily and often, so we need to pay more attention and…

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