Kerala Public Service Commission: Notice for 117 posts released. Here’s how you can apply

Kerala Public Service Commission: Notice for 117 posts released. Here’s how you can apply

Kerala PSC (Public Service Commission) is inviting candidates for 117 posts. Details are available on Kerala’s PSC’s official website, keralapsc.gov.in. Applications will be accepted online till June 14. Candidates have to be 20 to 31 years old and should have a graduate degree from a recognised university or institute. The posts are for village field assistant, higher secondary school teacher, medical officer, police constable, driver, pharmacist, math lecturer, assistant professors in infectious disease, gastroenterology, lower division clerk, and laboratory technical assistant, various media reports say. A written test for the…

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How schools got hooked on online learning to boost graduation rates

How schools got hooked on online learning to boost graduation rates

Nearly a decade ago, state officials decreed that starting in 2009, graduation data would factor into the letter grades assigned to individual schools. The stakes were high: Consecutive failing marks meant that the state could mandate major changes, like replacing the school’s principal; significant improvement translated into extra cash for perks like teacher bonuses and athletic equipment. The policy change worried Reginald James, then the superintendent of the Gadsden County School District in the Florida Panhandle. By 2010, Gadsden’s graduation rate had fallen to a bleak 43 percent. So at the…

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How to choose the best place to live for your career

How to choose the best place to live for your career

Richard Florida is the author of “The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class—and What We Can Do About It.” Here, the urbanist explains how to choose the best place to live for your career. Whether you’re fresh out of college or you’ve just had your first child, Florida has an idea of where you should be looking to live. Following is a transcript of the video. It’s not enough to get a great degree anymore. You really have to go to a…

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How To Use Your Digital Footprint To Advance Your Career

How To Use Your Digital Footprint To Advance Your Career

In today’s world, your social media presence is essential. The content you share represents who you are and what you stand for—it is your digital footprint. With one google search of your name prospective clients, employers, and co-workers can get a snapshot of your history. 93% of employers say they use this snapshot to screen their applicants and 35% eliminate candidates for consideration based on what they find. Surveys show employers check LinkedIn as the most popular channel (96%), followed by Facebook (56%), Twitter (41%) and Instagram (7%). It’s a…

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Randi Zuckerberg on how to get ahead in tech

Randi Zuckerberg on how to get ahead in tech

Randi Zuckerberg has learned a thing or two about making it in the tech world. “I spent the last decade in Silicon Valley seeing firsthand how much this industry is absolutely exploding with opportunity,” said the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media (and sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg). “The industry is growing but yet the skills aren’t growing to keep up with it.” The demand for workers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations is increasing at every education level and across every industry, according to a report…

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How IITs Turned From Nehru’s Vision of Technology To Catering Engineers for MNCs

How IITs Turned From Nehru’s Vision of Technology To Catering Engineers for MNCs

The India Institutes of Technology (IITs) – often considered by the general masses as the ‘holy cows’ of technical education in India, and recognised in higher education circles as National Institutes of Importance – are in fact premier institutes of the country that have, of late, come under scathing public criticism. This has intensified after they failed to be among the top 100 universities in the QS and the Times Higher Education global rankings. Strangely enough, though they find a place in the top ten institutes in the MHRD-backed India rankings,…

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University of Ibadan distance learning: How to apply?

University of Ibadan distance learning: How to apply?

The start of the process of applications taking Taking of requests for university of Ibadan distance learning is open. The following faculties are available: • English of degree of the bachelor of the humanities, • Philosophy of faculty of the humanities and public relations, • Psychology, • Economy, • Political science. The mandatory requirement for arriving is the availability of 5 credits, including English, the English literature, art and any two or three subjects. Candidates should have NCE or the document equivalent to it plus 5 credits. Mature candidates have…

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CAULIPOWER: How This Corporate Executive Left Her Prominent Career To Become A Startup Entrepreneur

CAULIPOWER: How This Corporate Executive Left Her Prominent Career To Become A Startup Entrepreneur

I love hearing entrepreneurial backstories that are reminders that it is never too late in life to make a career change to pursue a dream and make a positive impact—especially when people are blazing new trails in unfamiliar territory and solving common problems along the way. Courtesy of CAULIPOWER Courtesy of CAULIPOWER Launching today is CAULIPOWER, a line of gluten-free, ready-to-use cauliflower-based products created to taste like conventional recipes yet offering healthy alternatives that are convenient, nutrient-rich, lower in calories, sugar, and fat. First up to bat for CAULIPOWER is…

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How A ‘Coding Error’ By Obama’s Department Of Education Hurt For-Profit Colleges

How A ‘Coding Error’ By Obama’s Department Of Education Hurt For-Profit Colleges

At the time, the DOE billed the College Scorecard as “the clearest, most accessible, and reliable national data on college cost, graduation, debt, and post-college earnings.” The site compiled data on more than 7,000 schools over a period of 18 years and supplemented information reported by the various schools with tax records and Treasury department statistics to help users distinguish schools on the economic outcomes of graduates. “Americans will now have access to reliable data on every institution of higher education,” said President Obama as he introduced the scorecard during…

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How to keep bears out of schools, explained for Trump’s ed secretary

How to keep bears out of schools, explained for Trump’s ed secretary

If you weren’t watching the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee’s confirmation hearing for secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos — and the Trump administration-in-waiting sure hopes you weren’t — you missed one of the more disastrous confirmation hearings in recent memory. [New Republic / Graham Vyse] DeVos flubbed questions that were not supposed to be gotcha questions. Asked where she stood on a basic question in education policy — whether students should be tested for proficiency (hitting benchmarks) or for growth (improvement over time) — she … revealed…

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