Industry News

Still the visionary

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 04:11

Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing shares his views on global issues affecting youth, building an innovative nation and student experiences at the university he founded.[CA]


Heng Swee Keat cautions against excessive tuition

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 03:51

SINGAPORE: At the Education Ministry's Work Plan Seminar on Wednesday, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat also touched on stress levels in school. [SG]


MOE to take firm stand against unreasonable demands on teachers

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 03:01

SINGAPORE: Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said a firm stand must be taken against unreasonable demands placed on teachers. [SG]


School for 'more vulnerable' pupils approved in Bedfordshire

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 00:00

A plan for a new free school in Bedfordshire for "more vulnerable pupils" has been given the go-ahead by the government.

Ten comprehensive upper schools in the county submitted a bid for their own school to the Department of Education. [BBC]


Ontario considers sweeping change to colleges and universities

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Ontario is bracing for what the man in charge of higher education calls the biggest overhaul since Bill Davis launched community colleges — and he’s in a rush to get started. [CA]


Male trainee primary teacher numbers on increase

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 00:00

The number of men training to become a primary school teacher has increased by more than 50% in England in the last four years, figures suggest. [ BBC]


ESCONDIDO: Program for college-bound students begins summer school academy

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 06:26

While most students in Escondido are enjoying the lazy days of summer, about 180 started a new, three-week program at three middle schools Monday.

"I did want to come, but at the same time I didn't," said Daira Vazquez, 12, expressing the mixed feelings of going to summer school at Hidden Valley Middle. "I like playing tennis and going to the pool. But I get to see friends at school." [ US]


Students complain of unprofessional teachers at some career colleges: documents

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 00:00

TORONTO - Complaints filed by students about some of Ontario’s private career colleges allege that harassment from teachers, inadequate instruction and lack of proper equipment are hurting the quality of education at these increasingly popular institutions. [ CA]


7,000 new & existing students expected to apply for tuition fee subsidy

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 03:27

SINGAPORE: Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Dr Yaacob Ibrahim said Mendaki expects about 7,000 new and existing students to apply for its Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy scheme (TTFS) this year. [ SG]


England's Sistema youth orchestra programme expands

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 00:00

Four new youth orchestras are being launched across England as part of the In Harmony programme, inspired by Venezuela's world-famous El Sistema.[ BBC]


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