Education spend rose to 4.6% of GDP during NDA regime: Prakash Javadekar

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday that the government expenditure on education has gone up from 3.8 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2014 to 4.6 per cent during the NDA rule. Educational infrastructure too is being expanded and reformed, the minister said at a convocation at D Y […]

Google for Education launches App Hub for K-12 Chromebook market

Google for Education is launching an App Hub for Chromebooks, a repository of trusted apps so K-12 educators can find activities and tools to supplement lesson plans. The general idea is that App Hub will save teachers time as they look for apps and materials to supplement lesson plans. Google developed the App Hub in […]

Birmingham school stops LGBT lessons after parents protest

 Assistant headteacher Andrew Moffat with pupils at Parkfield community school in Birmingham. Photograph: David Sillitoe/The Guardian A primary school that taught pupils about homosexuality as part of a programme to challenge homophobia has stopped the lessons after hundreds of children were withdrawn by parents in protest. Parkfield community school in Saltley, Birmingham, has been the […]

An LGBT education would have spared me years of misery

 ‘If we let those who are bigoted win this argument, the message is reinforced to every LGBT student that they are still outsiders and far less valued in this world.’ Photograph: Photoalto/REX/Shutterstock Simon Jenkins agonises about the implications of LGBT education on parents, teachers and even on government ministers, but does not mention the most […]