Top Education Blogs for Students & Teachers

1. The Edublogger Starting off with a meta entry – The Edublogger is a great repository of advice, thought-starters and beginner guides for educational blogging. It’s filled with plenty of practical tips you can put into action immediately, or pass on to your students. 2. School Library Association of Victoria SLAV runs an online book club that’s excellent for feeling part of a broader community and getting inspiration on titles to read in the classroom. This is a great blog for staying abreast of what people are reading, what’s coming up in the…

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If we can’t talk about racism in education, how will we address racial inequity in education?

Advancing racial equity is central to ensuring every student in North Carolina has a sound basic education, particularly given the shifting racial demographics in our state. Earlier this year, Education First facilitated a community of practice (CoP) that included leaders across the state in discussion about private funding in public education with a focus on racial equity. As we concluded our meetings in the spring, national and statewide discussions which aim to regulate how racism and antiracism are taught (e.g., regarding critical race theory) in public schools had begun to impact how we talk…

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Article on Importance of Education

Education entails acquiring knowledge to have a greater understanding of the various disciplines that will be used in our everyday lives. ‘Education’ refers to the information we gain and experience outside of books or classrooms, as well as the knowledge that we receive and experience in schools, our homes, and as members of society. Our ideas on life alter as a result of learning, education is crucial for personal development and growth in society. In this blog, we will see why we need education for growth and will also look at some…

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Haryana govt to bear three months interest on education loans by students: CM Khattar

The Haryana government will bear three months interest on education loans taken by thousands of students in the state, Chief Minister M L Khattar announced here on Wednesday. “Haryana government will pay the interest of three months of all those students who are completing their education this year or who have already completed their education in the previous year, but have not been able to start their jobs or business due to this coronavirus pandemic. As many as 36,000 students will be benefitted,” he said in a televised address to…

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How Remote Education is Evolving During the Crisis

Over the last decade, online education has grown significantly, especially for adult learners who want to earn a degree or certificate while working full-time. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reported 6.6 million students enrolled in distance education courses at postsecondary institutions during the fall of 2017. Within the last few years, high schools have also started exploring ways to add remote learning options, including dual-enrollment courses in partnership with local community colleges. Although the majority of these courses were offered solely on the high school campus, recent NCES…

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Andrew Yang’s Education Ideas And Plans Aren’t Bad, They’re Much Worse Than That

Andrew Yang is running for President where his policy ideas such as universal basic income are earning him a growing cadre of followers. And unlike many other candidates, Yang’s proposals are rich and detailed, which is great. Yang’s rich and detailed plans for higher education, though, are not great. They are all at once incorrect, dishonest, dangerous and likely the most hostile to higher education proposed by any candidate in a generation. In many ways, what Yang proposes for higher education would be worse than what President Trump has already done As examples, Yang supports cutting funding…

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7 Hottest Online Education Startups in China

The rapid technology development has greatly impacted people’s lives. Not only has it changed how people shop, pay, or date, it has also changed how people learn. Online education has come to the forefront in recent years. It is estimated that the scale of e-learning users in China will reach 296 million in 2020. Why is online education so popular? Comparing with traditional offline education model, online education has outstanding advantages. E-learning is flexible, convenient, and rich in resources; combining with AI, VR, AR and other technologies, it can better…

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Pioneering national chess education in Armenia

5/28/2019 – Armenia has the most ambitious school chess programme in the world. It recently hosted its third international conference and the first meeting of FIDE´s new Education Commission in the ressort town Tsakhkadsor. STEFAN LOEFFLER attended. | Pictured: The final of the Armenian Championship of Primary Schools took place in parallel nearby. | Photos: Armenian Chess Academy In the homeland of school chess All Armenian children learn chess at school. From grade two to four they have two weekly chess lessons. Introducing chess for everyone in 2011 was a…

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Tencent’s latest education push is a nod to new collaborative structure

When Tencent announced it had formed a new education brand this week, the internet giant wasn’t just flexing its muscles to conquer China’s booming online education sector. The new initiative is also an early result of Tencent’s long plan to foster more internal collaboration at a time when its core businesses, the lucrative video gaming segment and the billion-user WeChat,  are under attack. Called “Tencent Education,” the new brand consists of 20 products across all six of the firm’s business groups, announced executive senior vice president Dowson Tong at the company’s annual…

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This Will Be The Biggest Disruption In Higher Education

Driven by several converging forces, we will see a talent acceleration shift from “going to college to get a job” to “going to a job to get a college degree.” GETTY Instead of going to college to get a job, students will increasingly be going to a job to get a college degree. What does this mean exactly? Today, the #1 reason why Americans value and pursue higher education is “to get a good job.” The path has always been assumed as linear: first, go to college and then, get a good job. But what…

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