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Overseas aid should focus on education, say MPs

The international development committee says the proportion spent on education should be lifted from 8% to 10%. There are 250 million children around the world without access to school – and efforts to tackle this have been “shamefully underfunded”, say MPs. Committee chair Stephen Twigg warned of a “global learning crisis”. The select committee says that the Department for International Development’s spending on education is £526m per year – less than on supporting health, civil society and intervention in disasters. UN warns of schools lost in conflict Who really paid…

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States tinker with education indicators

WASHINGTON — How often do students miss school? Are they ready for college? Are they physically fit? Is their school a welcoming place? States are beginning to outline new ways to evaluate their schools, rather than relying just on traditional measures such as test scores. The plans are required under a federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed by former President Barack Obama in 2015 and takes effect in the coming school year. Under the new law, states are focusing more on academic growth, meaning not…

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The NSW Department of Education commissioned a $300,000 scripture review, but rejects its major findings | poll

THE NSW Department of Education has rejected major recommendations of a $300,000 taxpayer-funded review of scripture in NSW schools, including the need for more information on scripture providers to “identify radical groups or cults”. The 238-page review, completed in 2015 but not released until Tuesday, found scripture providers did not “consistently produce good quality curricula from an educational perspective”, the system of authorising scripture providers lacked transparency, and some scripture teachers were using authorised, but age-inappropriate materials, while others used non-authorised materials. The review found the Department of Education and scripture providers…

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Karnataka Bank clerk exam 2017 results declared, check them here

Karnataka Bank has declared the results of online exam for the recruitment of clerks. Karnataka Bank has declared the results of online exam for the recruitment of clerks to be positioned at its branches/offices across India. The examination was held on February 19, 2017. Candidates who have cleared the online test will be called for an interview. The selected candidates will be appointed on probationary period of six months. On satisfactory completion of the probationary period, they will be confirmed. Selected candidates should execute a bond to work for a…

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Get onboard with the best institutes for ultimate grooming

With the growing number of courses and specializations, often it gets tough for students to decide about the right course, depending on their abilities and skills. Most students are confused whether they should take up b.sc or b-tech for their graduation level and they need to get their thoughts clear before they proceed. The top btech colleges in Uttar Pradesh and in India undoubtedly enhance your skills and take you to a greater level of success. Why should you opt for b-tech There are a number of reasons why you…

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TANCET 2017 admit cards released, download them here

Anna University, Chennai, has issued the admit cards for the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2017. (Pratham Gokhale/HT file) Anna University, Chennai, has issued the admit cards for the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2017. The examination will be held on March 25 and 26, 2017. Candidates can download the admit card by clicking here. Enter your user id, password and click on login to download your admit card. Candidates must carry the admit card to the examination centre. Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is a state…

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