Tag Archives: Education

Do You Have What it Takes to be an Autodidact?

“What do William Blake, Jimi Hendrix, HP Lovecraft, Leonardo Da Vinci, James Watt and Alan Moore have in common? They are all autodidacts. That is to say that they were all, at least partially, self-taught. Few of them finished school. … Continue reading

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Updating Misconceptions of “Traditional” Higher Education Student

“Popular culture and the media have helped cement that picture in our collective minds, yet it has never been less accurate — and is rapidly getting further and further from reality. The changing face of today’s typical college student has … Continue reading

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COU Report Creates Intense Education Debate

“A new report from the Council of Ontario Universities is taking aim at the notion that its members are just glorified prep schools for a life making lattes.” http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/02/24/does_a_university_education_pay_off_the_debate_in_7_reader_comments.html

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Google Invests in Cloud-Based Education Startup

“Renaissance Learning, an education technology startup, said on Wednesday that Google Inc’s investment fund had bought a minority stake in the company, valuing it at $1 billion US. Renaissance, owned by British private equity firm Permira, provides cloud-based education software, … Continue reading

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Lifting of school fee freeze in UAE highlights “business of education”

“The proposed lifting of the freeze of school fees in Dubai is a moment most parents will have been dreading, even if they knew such a move was inevitable. However, it also highlights the unusual situation of education in the UAE. On … Continue reading

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Educational Assistance Payments: What you need to know

“When the beneficiary finishes high school and enrols in post-secondary education, they can start taking payments from their RESP. These payments, known as educational assistance payments (EAPs), are made up of the investment earnings and government grant money in the RESP.” … Continue reading

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Teen Pregnancy Worse For Education Than Low Spending

“A new infographic released by ubiquitous mass e-mailer and education link bait site, er, “resource hub,” BestEducationDegrees (B.E.D.), surprisingly caught my eye recently. B.E.D. developers compiled data from the US Census Bureau, the Department of Education, and, in a unique twist, the sexual health advocacy organization, the Guttmacher Institute, … Continue reading

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How to Get Money for Your Child’s Future Education

“Youth with savings are 50 per cent more likely to attend post-secondary education than youth with no savings, says Statistics Canada. But educational savings can be a challenge, particularly for lower income families. There are several strategies that can assist … Continue reading

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Go2School Program Brings Free Education To Somali Children

“For Aden, a poor boy whose family lives in a derelict building in a Mogadishu slum, the transition from streets to classroom might never have happened without a new government-run program called Go2School that seeks to give a free elementary … Continue reading

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Gallery of New Tech Making Impact in Education

“Digital breakthroughs are changing the way we learn: our gallery picks out some winning ideas, from surgery augmented by Google Glass to cats teaching Spanish” http://www.theguardian.com/education/gallery/2014/feb/05/technology-shake-up-education

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Education Trends in 2014

“For people looking to “disrupt” public education, it’s become requisite to bemoan the “educational status quo” — a phrase meant to evoke images of poor kids striving against the impediments of failing schools and incompetent teachers. Those who question these disruptors’ … Continue reading

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Immigrants Drawn by Education and Quality of Life

“That is backed up by the numbers: According to Chinese banking statistics, investable wealth in the Asian country has grown from $6.9 trillion in 2008 to a whopping $16.6 trillion last year. Today, an estimated 700,000 Chinese citizens qualify as … Continue reading

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Montreal Students Earn Recognition

“Two students at the Marymount Adult Education Centre of the English Montreal School Board have received the Adult Education Award from Delta Kappa Gamma Society (DKG) International’s Quebec chapter, known as Gamma Province: Viorica Negru and Zainab Abbas. Negru and … Continue reading

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Developments in Middle East Education

“While the jury is still out on the success, largely because success in higher education can never be measured overnight, the experiment is nonetheless bold and the desire to improve higher education worthy of praise and encouragement. The curriculum and … Continue reading

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Mother’s Petition to Improve Math Education in 2014

“As with most parents, we send our children to school with the blind faith that the system will help nurture our children’s education through strengthening of fundamental skills – reading, writing, arithmetic – and inspiring further learning and understanding of … Continue reading

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Recapping Top BC Education Stories of 2013

“The past year was a great year to be writing about public education in B.C. and elsewhere. In B.C., a new minister was appointed, followed by the appointment of a new deputy minister. In the parlance of school report cards, … Continue reading

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Big Education Stories to Follow in 2014

“One of the best things about school is that it’s the only place where the beginning of the year comes twice. September is about hope, the buying of fresh supplies and vows to study and eat healthy lunches. January is … Continue reading

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2013 Recap: 9 Best Education Articles

“Sometimes, it takes a longer article to illuminate something as complex as education in America. Here are nine articles from 2013, covering everything from public policy to teaching practice. Many of the lessons highlighted by these writers will remain relevant … Continue reading

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Long-Term Benefits of RESPs

“Another very thoughtful gift my family benefited from were regular contributions from grandparents to the children’s Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs). Like those of most parents, our budget was very tight and we welcomed the monetary gifts that not only … Continue reading

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