Porn on old website of St Ronan’s Primary School, Newry

A primary school in Newry, County Down, is trying to have its old website removed as it now contains pornographic material. Staff and parents at St Ronan’s PS were alerted to the problem on Sunday. The school’s old domain name had lapsed and was subsequently purchased by another organisation. In a statement to BBC News […]

With a promise of more money and smaller classes, striking Oakland teachers return to school

Celebrating what they call a victory for educators and students, Oakland, California teachers will be back in class Monday after approving a contract to end a seven-day strike. Yet their fight isn’t over, they said. They will continue to call for more classroom money, an end to school closures in black and Latino communities, and […]

How A Women in Leadership Scholarship Got Me Into One Of Australia’s Top MBA Programs

Marietta received AGSM’s Women in Leadership Scholarship on applying to the school It is no secret that female representation in business is still an issue, particularly when it comes to female leaders. Only 4.8% of Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs, in spite of the proven benefits of having women in the boardroom. At the same time, […]

Various institutes in Pune host a series of events to mark National Science Day

The scientific exhibition at Science park department of SPPU drew a huge crowd.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo) The National Science Day was celebrated with enthusiasm across the city on Thursday, as various science exhibitions, talks and programs were organised by the educational institutions, and science and technology centres. National Science Day is observed every year to mark […]

Sharad Pawar to PM Modi: 63 out of 103 ICAR institutes without regular directors

Former Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has expressed concern over the large number of vacancies in top leadership positions at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the 100-plus institutes under the country’s premier farm research organisation having an annual budget of nearly Rs 8,000 crore. Currently, out of ICAR’s 103 research institutes, “nearly […]

Dreams deferred: The ongoing burden of student loans

Student loan debt is forcing young Americans to put off major life milestones, including marriage, home ownership and parenthood. That’s according to a Bankrate survey on student loan debt. The survey was done in February and had a total sample size of 3,885 U.S. adults, per Bankrate. Americans have a whopping $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. […]

Taking an education loan? You have to furnish name of guarantor

You have to furnish name of guarantor for education loan I am taking a joint loan with my wife. Is it mandatory to give the name of a guarantor for the loan? – Ketan Goptu Most loans from banks these days do not require guarantors. Only in specific situations, usually in education loans, they will […]

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 […]

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 […]