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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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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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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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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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Emily Carr To Open Satellite Campus In Whistler

“After shutting the door on a stand-alone Whistler university, council has opened its arms to partner with one of the most prestigious art schools in the country. It’s designed to start off small, with a proposed two-week satellite studio program … Continue reading

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Female Education In Saudi Arabia Improves

“Saudi Arabia has spent billions of dollars to improve women’s education, part of a broader drive to empower young Saudis for the marketplace. That has meant improved campuses, better facilities and research programs and a slight expansion in the curriculum … Continue reading

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Innovative Software Makes a Difference in Regina

“As far as Winston Knoll Collegiate teacher Jolene Sentes is concerned, a new computer program being used by Regina public high schools is “just awesome.” Called myBlueprint, the online program was rolled out last year. It helps students track their … Continue reading

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Discussion: Music in Higher Education

“Music has found itself increasingly central in the subject controversy surrounding higher education. Recent data showed the total number of Ucas entries to study music rose by 3.5% in the 2013 cycle, following significant increases in applications for medical-related sciences, mathematical sciences, … Continue reading

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Alterative Education Programs in BC

“Personalized, student-centred learning focused on the needs, strengths and aspirations of each student is an important aspect of the new B.C. Educational Plan, which is intended to modernize the education system. There are countless alternative programs offered in B.C., including … Continue reading

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Promoting Education in Preschool

“The Eastern Kings Early Learning Academy is located in the old, red-brick Rollo Bay public school, on the main highway just outside the town of Souris, on the eastern shore of PEI. It’s here that many of the community’s youngest … Continue reading

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Using Tech in Elementary Schools

“Every student in Maley’s Grade 1/2 class at W.S. Hawrylak School is completely absorbed in their work, writing fiction, recreating the weekend’s Roughriders game or recording whatever else takes their fancy. Maley’s class blogs once a week, and Twitter each … Continue reading

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