Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted, is to call for a radical shakeup in early-years education, saying that more nursery places should be funded within schools to help children from disadvantaged Speaking
Armal Ali lives in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, India. The family of 11 occupy a breeze-block shack with no windows. Ali works all day at a hand loom, sitting
What is the optimal role for business in improving global education? We've danced around this question for years. It's touchy, fraught with politics and real concerns about doing well by kids. To date,
The Global Education and Skills Forum convened its second annual conference in Dubai from March 15 to 17th. The forum brought together world leaders, heads of state, international ministers of education,
We believe that education, like healthcare, is a fundamental social good, one that benefits both individual students and society as a whole (Report, 21 March). We believe that everyone should have an right,
Indiana this week became the first US state to formally withdraw from the Common Core education standards in a move that did little to appease critics of the national program, who contend the state is
An interview with the country's minister of education, Krista Kiuru Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. Finnish
When I was 16 I decided to join the sixth form at my school. Well, really my teachers told me I should go to the school's sixth form. They also essentially chose the subjects I studied – biology, music
The fourth annual NBC News Education Nation Summit, held October 6-8 at The New York Public Library, explored "What It Takes" for us as a nation to ensure students are successfully prepared for college,
Massive open online courses combine the best of college -- exceptional instruction -- with the best of technology -- online interactive learning Massive open online courses combine the best of college
• Standards! No wonder this country is going to hell in a whatsit when algebra has been kicked off the curriculum to make room for rapping and the third word our children learn to spell is rofl. What need
I've heard it time and again: frustrated college-educated millennials bemoaning their prospects in a backwards job market. "I'm applying for all of these jobs that require experience, but how can I get
A groundbreaking study of New York schools by a MacArthur "genius" challenges the typical understanding of what makes a good school In fact, schools that poured in more resources actually got worse results.
One in four Americans doesn’t know that the Earth revolves around the Sun, but this says much more about culture than it does about education A recent US National Science Foundation Study of more than
Students in Massachusetts are doing great compared to their international peers, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Students in Alabama, Mississippi, and D.C., however, are languishing.
It has been deeply inspiring for me to hear that Fahma Mohamed, a 17-year-old supported by the Guardian, has attracted well over 212,000 signatures to her petition demanding action to end female genital
The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has backed Fahma Mohamed's campaign – which is supported by the Guardian and anti-FGM campaigners – to put education at the heart of tackling female genital mutilation.
Notice that the percentage of Chinese eighth graders scoring "advanced" in mathematics is higher that the percentage of eighth graders scoring "advanced" from all other nations. After all, isn't the Race
Early years education,Children,Cuts and closures,Public sector cuts,Childcare,Education,UK news,Society,Money,Politics,Education policy Childhood specialists say closure of council-run nurseries and children's
Parents are struggling to reconcile conflicting views about the value of higher education for their children: more than half believe that fees of up to £9,000 a year represent poor value for money, yet
Improvements in learning—which correlates with stronger partisanship—and the tendency to choose likeminded mates may be helping to create divided politics. In his State of the Union address, President
Edmodo, Remind101, ClassDojo and StudyBlue break out from the pack, but not because of some complex technology. After years of meager investment, early-stage education technology has seen a boom time the