Imperial College Business School and Corndel partner to deliver Apprenticeship Programmes

Imperial College Business School and Corndel have launched a new strategic partnership that brings together the academic excellence of a world-leading business school and the expertise of the country’s leading professional apprenticeship provider. The partnership will result in the creation of several world-class, high-impact training courses. In England these can be fully funded through the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy. The first course launched under the partnership is the Imperial College and Corndel Executive Development Programme, which equips participants with the practical leadership skills required to motivate teams, inspire change and improve business performance.…

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Which Books Belong in a School Library? All of Them, of Course

While the debate is not new to the world of librarianship, the controversy about which books should be allowed to grace the shelves of a school library has become a common topic of conversation on news channels, talk shows and school board meetings. At its heart, the dialogue digs into which books school librarians should make available to their students. Parents argue on both sides: those who want the library to only hold materials they deem appropriate, and those who understand that the appropriateness of those materials lies in the…

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School Technology Blogs

Take a candid look into the day-to-day life of pioneers who play a vital role in outfitting students with 21st-century skills by integrating new technologies in the nation’s schools. Blogs provide a platform for these trailblazing educators to share ideas and serve as a window into a profession that is truly transformative. iLearn Technology Check out the featured posts on iLearn Technology, where teacher-turned-tech integration specialist Kelly Tenkely offers nifty tech tips and tools like Math Pickle and Off-Road Algebra that make story problems relatable, along with entries in a…

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California School Districts Fear Major Budget Cuts as Enrollments Drop

Despite this year’s return to in-person learning, districts throughout the state are seeing major declines in both enrollment and average daily attendance, and fear the reductions could result in significant funding cuts next school year. Without state intervention, many districts face substantial cuts in state funding and could be forced to make significant budget cuts in the 2022-23 school year, due to a drop in enrollment and attendance. Districts’ baseline funding depends on the number of students enrolled, minus the daily average number of absent students. For the past two…

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How to Get Student Loans When Returning to School

If you’re looking to advance your career or increase your earning potential, going back to school for a master’s degree or professional certification can be an important step. However, the cost of returning to school can be expensive. According to education resource Peterson’s, tuition at a public university totals nearly $30,000. A private university could cost you close to $40,000. If you don’t have that much money in the bank, and few people do, you’ll likely have to turn to student loans to cover the bill. How to get student loans…

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NBFC Indian School Finance plans to raise $30-35 million from PE investors

 Indian School Finance Co. Pvt. Ltd (ISFC), which lends to companies in the education sector, is looking to raise around $30-35 million (approximately Rs200-230 crore) from private equity investors, said two people aware of the development. ISFC, a non-banking financial services company (NBFC), founded in 2008, lends to schools and education institutions. It lends to private schools, affordable schools, vocational institutes and coaching classes to help them build their infrastructure such as setting up of computer and science labs, construction of additional floors or wings in existing premises or for…

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Mumbai school shut since August 25; high court asks Maharashtra to clarify stand

The Bombay high court on Wednesday directed the Maharashtra government to clear its stand over shifting of Matoshree Kashiben Vrajlal Valia International School at Borivli (West). The secondary division of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) school has remained shut since August 25. The division bench of Justice Anoop Mohta and Justice Bharati Dangre said the state authorities should take a proactive stand for resolving the issue and posted the petition filed by Borivli residents Tushar Shah and Pragnesh Gopani, whose children are studying in the school, for further…

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Parents didn’t have electricity at home or enough money to send me to school: UPSC rank 3 topper

How did a farmer’s son from a remote village in Andhra Pradesh make it to rank three, all-India level, in the Union Public Service Commission’s civil services 2016 examination? There was a time when 30-year-old Gopala Krishna Ronanki’s parents, Ronanki Appa Rao and Rukminamma, an agricultural labourer often out in the fields, did not even have electricity at home or enough money to send him to a private school. Ronanki has been a teacher in a primary school for the last 11 years. His family belongs to Parasamba village of…

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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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Liden & Denz opens Russian school in Siberia

The new school, Liden & Denz Irkutsk, will open this year and will offer Russian language classes. It will consist of six classrooms, and will host a total of 60 students at capacity. “Opening in Irkutsk adds Siberia, a very attractive tourist region, to our portfolio of destinations” Individual classes will be offered from April, while group classes will run in the summer period between the start of June and mid-September. The centre will be run by Swiss national, Félix Baumann, who has 15 years of experience teaching foreign languages.…

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