NCTE finds teacher training institutes operating minus faculty, infrastructure

NCTE finds teacher training institutes operating minus faculty, infrastructure

Sample this: Students of teacher training institutes in Bihar were handed a piece of paper with the names of faculty and teachers and were asked to memorise them in case they were quizzed during an inspection carried out by a team of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The team conducted video recording of nine such institutes of the 73 it inspected and found several deficiencies in all of them. Not only this, during the inspection conducted by NCTE, the Quality Council of India (QCI), and the state government,…

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NCTE finds teacher training institutes operating minus faculty, infrastructure

NCTE finds teacher training institutes operating minus faculty, infrastructure

During an inspection conducted by NCTE, the Quality Council of India (QCI), and the state government, it was found that an institute operating as a B.Ed college had male urinals in common room facilities meant for girl students.(Shutterstock) Sample this: Students of teacher training institutes in Bihar were handed a piece of paper with the names of faculty and teachers and were asked to memorise them in case they were quizzed during an inspection carried out by a team of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The team conducted…

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Election 2017: More than half of MPs educated at comprehensive schools, finds study

Election 2017: More than half of MPs educated at comprehensive schools, finds study

f women – up to 208 from 191 in the last Parliament, but still only 32 per cent of the total Getty Images The number of state-educated MPs sitting in the House of Commons has risen to a record high, new data has revealed. MPs educated at comprehensive schools now make up 51 per cent of the Commons – the highest number since Sutton Trust began recording figures. The report by the social mobility think-tank found 29 per cent of MPs in 2017’s Parliament were privately educated, while 18 per…

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College professors remain skeptical of online courses, study finds

College professors remain skeptical of online courses, study finds

Proponents of online courses say they are a way for universities to save money while providing students with more options to reach their educational goals. But as they grow in popularity, some question if the quality of online courses is lacking. Just 19 percent of professors feel online courses can match up to traditional classes, according to a 2016 Inside Higher Ed survey. Professors who have taught online classes are four times more likely to agree that online courses are equal supplements for in-person courses, the study shows. But of…

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Student loans diverted to clothing, phone, survey finds

Student loans diverted to clothing, phone, survey finds

Most people know what it’s like to be broke in college. When they might not know is that increasingly, students are using aid dollars tocover their lifestyles as well. As student loan debt reaches a record $1.3 trillion, more students report using some of that money to pay for expenses not directly related to education, according to a survey by Student Loan Hero. Two in 5 said they would use at least a portion to help pay monthly bills, including car payments and insurance; 15 percent percent said they used…

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Post navigation LAUSD credit recovery vendor finds strong demand for online makeup courses nationwide

Post navigation LAUSD credit recovery vendor finds strong demand for online makeup courses nationwide

Ever since LA Unified vaulted from a loominggraduation crisis to potentially breaking its graduation record last school year after implementing a wide-scale online credit recovery program, questions have been raised about how much students are actually learning. The apparent ease with which the district was able to substantially boost the number of diplomas it handed out through a $15 million credit recovery program turned heads and has some asking if the online courses are rigorous enough. Board President Steve Zimmer has questions, as did the Los Angeles Times editorial pages and some academics….

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