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Ingrained cheating pervades India’s education system

News from Los Angeles Times: Under intense pressure, some students in India cheat in covert or bold ways to score well on all-important nationwide exams. Column One Students after a test in Gurgaon, India, last month. Schools have used closed-circuit cameras and armed guards to discourage cheating. (Parveen Kumar, Hindustan Times / Getty Images) More [...]

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Changing Our Education System One Programmer At A Time

News from TechCrunch: Editor’s note: Jon Auerbach is a partner at CRV, which is an investor in Udacity and The Flatiron School. In the off chance you’ve been sleeping under a rock with no Wi-Fi for the past 20 years, here’s some news: The U.S. educational system is under attack from multiple fronts and is on the [...]

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Finnish Education Chief: ‘We Created a School System Based on Equality’

News from The Atlantic: hydropeek/Flickr Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. Finnish children don’t begin school until age 7. They have more recess, shorter school hours than many U.S. children do (nearly 300 fewer hours per year in elementary [...]

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South Korea’s education system

News from The Economist: FEW countries have done better than South Korea over the past half-century. Within the span of a single working life, its economy has grown 17-fold, its government has evolved from an austere dictatorship into a rowdy democracy, and its culture, once scarred by censorship, now beguiles the world with its music, [...]

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Task Force Backs Changes in Legal Education System

News from New York Times: Faced with rising student debt and declining applications to law schools, a task force of the American Bar Association is calling for sweeping changes in legal education, including training people without law degrees to provide limited legal services and opening the bar to those who have not completed four years of [...]

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State unveils new school accountability system

News from Baltimore Sun: The State Department of Education on Monday unveiled a new way of assessing accountability of each school, a measure called the School Progress Index (SPI) that school officials say will cut in half the percentage of non-proficient students by 2017. The Maryland State Department of Education unveiled Monday a new way [...]

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Role of higher education as service, not system, stressed

News from Pakistan Daily Times: Role of higher education as service, not system, stressed LAHORE: Speakers at a seminar on Thursday stressed the need for making higher education effective and compulsory and not to make it a business as doing so will ruin society. The seminar, titled “Quality Enhancement and Management in the Higher Education [...]

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Australia’s Education System Flaws May Cost Economy $1.55 Trillion

News from Businessweek: Australia risks lower living standards and lost wealth if it doesn’t improve its education system, Education Minister Peter Garrett said in Sydney today. Failure to improve the nation’s schools would result in a loss over the next 80 years equal to Australia’s current annual economic output of A$ 1.5 trillion ($ 1.55 [...]

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‘Apartheid lingers in education system’

News from Independent Online: Independent Newspapers (File image) Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Photo: Jacques Naude Johannesburg – Apartheid will not end and black people will not experience real freedom until free and high quality education becomes a reality, said Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi on Sunday. “Education is certainly not free and equal for [...]

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Myanmar paying price for crippled education system as it opens …

News from Washington Post: YANGON, Myanmar — The dormitories are empty, the once charming bungalows of professors overgrown with vines and weeds. Only grass grows where the Student Union building stood before soldiers obliterated it with dynamite. This is Yangon University, once one of Asia’s finest and a poignant symbol of an education system crippled [...]

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