Chandigarh govt schools register over 6% rise in pass figures

Chandigarh govt schools register over 6% rise in pass figures

With 982 students failing the Class-12 board exams and 1,790 out of a total 10,742 getting compartments this year, city government schools were still able to witness a rise of 6.41% in the pass percentage compared to last year. Going by the individual results compiled by the district education office (DEO), out of 39 Government Model Senior Secondary Schools, 29 performed better than last year, which helped the overall result to improve from 68.31% pass percentage in 2016 to 74.72% in 2017. Also, only 341 of them had managed to…

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SCC students taking online classes on rise

SCC students taking online classes on rise

College and university students are often finding themselves having more and more to do outside of getting a quality education. For that reason, Sampson Community College, like many other institutions, is offering not only face-to-face learning, but online class options. During next month’s graduation, nearly 300 degrees and 30 diplomas will be presented during SCC’s spring graduation. Many of those students have found themselves not only making daily trips to the campus for a class session, but logging into their home computers and taking a class online. According to Marvin…

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The rise of chatbots in the edu-tech space

The rise of chatbots in the edu-tech space

Over the years, while start-ups have shut down or absorbed heavy losses across sectors, the education sector, for the most part, seems to be facing ups and downs squarely. A number of edu-tech players have also survived VC’s tightening purse strings in the last year or so. What’s more, in the age of machine learning and artificial intelligence, bots are mushrooming in many sectors – they’ll increasingly take over some functions across a range of businesses. But if Prepathon’s founder Allwin Agnel’s surmise turns out to be largely accurate, while…

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Single-sex schools are on the rise for kids of color

Single-sex schools are on the rise for kids of color

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Gender-segregated education is making a comeback. Single-sex classrooms, long discouraged under Title IX, the federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in education, have been gaining prominence in recent years, especially in urban charter schools. This fall, Los Angeles saw the launch of two all-girls’ schools – the Girls’ Academic Leadership Academy and the Girls’ Athletic Leadership School (known by the perky acronyms, “GALA” and “GALS”) – and Washington, D.C. district opened the Ron Brown College Preparatory High School for boys (or “Young…

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UGA online courses see dramatic rise in popularity

UGA online courses see dramatic rise in popularity

According to the Babson Survey Research Group, online course enrollment across the nation is on the rise. In 2015, close to 28 percent of all enrolled students were taking at least one online course, a number that has been rising by a few percentage points each year.  At the University of Georgia, there has been a far more drastic growth in online programs in recent years. Since summer 2013, total online summer enrollment is up 265 percent, with undergraduate enrollment up 351 percent, said Nancy Byron, marketing manager at the…

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Andy Murray’s rise to No 1 this late in career shows his determination: Martina Navratilova

Andy Murray’s rise to No 1 this late in career shows his determination: Martina Navratilova

London: Scotsman Andy Murray’s achievement in becoming men’s tennis world number one is exceptional, women’s tennis legend Martina Navratilova told the BBC on Sunday. Murray, 29, moved to the top of the rankings for the first time in his career after replacing long-time incumbent Novak Djokovic, when Milos Raonic pulled out of their semi-final in Paris on Saturday. The Scot’s climb to the ATP rankings’ summit — the first Briton to do so since computerised rankings came in in 1973 — caps a remarkable year which has seen him win a…

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