Trump Seeks Billions in Cuts

President Trump called for a $7.1 billion cut to funding at the Education Department with a proposed budget that retreads familiar higher education ideas for this White House. The budget proposal released on Monday asks Congress to open Pell Grants to “high-quality” short-term programs, eliminate Public Service Loan Forgiveness and subsidized student loans, and streamline income-driven repayment programs for […]

Princess of Sharjah lauds Indian higher education system

Princess of Sharjah said educational institutions in India were developing rapidly. Princess of Sharjah lauds Indian higher education system  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images Coimbatore: Princess of Sharjah, Sheikha Hend Bint Faisal Al-Qassemi on Monday lauded the Indian higher education system and medical institutions, saying it was on par with those abroad. She said Indian talents have […]

US Education Secretary DeVos applauds SC school improvement

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, seated, tours a technical college in Florence, S.C., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, with state Education Superintendent Molly Spearman, left, and Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette, right. DeVos made a trip to the state to visit an area once known as the “Corridor of Shame” where officials say dramatic improvements have […]

Don’t mess with our kids’ education

Connecticut was once the envy of the country for its low costs (no state income tax), its top education and best quality of life. We have since lost our low-cost status and top leaders are now putting our educational system at risk.  There is growing outrage that Hartford could remove local control over Connecticut’s schools. Parents […]

Education Micro-Credentials 101: Why Do We Need Badges?

Micro-credentials are one of the hot rising ideas in the education space. To understand the basics, go look at your child’s Xbox or PlayStation. For most of the major games, there is an accompanying set of achievements, or badges. Every time a player achieves a particular task (kill fifty zombies without reloading, drive over every […]