N.D. rural schools expand class offerings through online courses

N.D. rural schools expand class offerings through online courses

Step into a classroom during sixth period at Wolford Public School and there are 11 students taking nine courses online. About six years ago, the small, rural district — with an enrollment of 42 students — lacked course offerings, and Wolford Superintendent Larry Zavada said he longed for more academic rigor and accountability. The district was limited due to finances, and good teachers were hard to come by, according to Zavada. So, he tried something new: online classes. Now, students in Wolford are taking an array of online courses through the…

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Drew University tops list of schools attracting international students

Drew University tops list of schools attracting international students

MADISON — Drew University is tops in New Jersey when it comes to attracting international students and sending students abroad to study, according to an Institute of International Education report. According to the report, Drew ranks in the top 10 percent in enrolling international students and the top 15 percent in undergraduate students studying abroad. Drew is the only New Jersey school in the report’s Top 40 rankings. More than 2,000 of 3,000 accredited colleges responded to the IIE’s survey for the Open Doors Report. Drew ranks 19th among baccalaureate schools nationwide for enrolling…

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CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATED IN SCHOOLS, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES

CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATED IN SCHOOLS, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES

The birth anniversary of first Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru was celebrated as Children’s day in the schools and educational institutes of the state on Tuesday. Education Minister Arvind Pandey celebrated the day by spending considerable time with the primary and upper primary students of the Government School in Rajiv Nagar in Dehradun. The minister offered floral tribute to Pandit Nehru. The students later showed their skills in a cultural programme. Addressing students, Pandey said that one should never forget his/ her past after completing studies and  everyone…

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Delhi smog: All schools to remain closed till Sunday

Delhi smog: All schools to remain closed till Sunday

Delhi govt on Tuesday issued health advisory for high risk people, including children, elderly and those suffering from asthma and heart ailments, ask not to step out. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday announced that all schools in the national capital will remain closed till Sunday in view of the “unbearable” air pollution. The air quality in Delhi is turning worse, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said. “Can’t compromise with the health of children. All schools including private and government will remain closed till Sunday for…

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THE TOP 10 FASHION SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. IN 2017

THE TOP 10 FASHION SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. IN 2017

Fashion may seem like a daunting industry to break into, but a very good place to start is in college. Some of the most prominent figures in the industry were once exactly where you are now, trying to make an informed decision about where to study. From location to tuition to resources, there are a lot of factors to consider and compare — and not as much guidance available as there is for more “traditional” fields of study. That’s why, since 2010, we’ve put together rankings of the best fashion schools culled from data…

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Exclusive: Steep Fee Hikes & Stinking Toilets in Ryan Schools

Exclusive: Steep Fee Hikes & Stinking Toilets in Ryan Schools

In this multi-part series, The Quint tries to explore the explosion of the privately-run Ryan ‘International’ Schools over the past few decades, and what it means for quality of education, safety of children, fair play by the administration and other factors. You can also read Part 1 and Part 2 of the series.) In interviews with former students, their parents and long threads of grave complaints against various branches, The Quint came across a gaping difference between the steady increase in school fees and the steadily declining facilities. In the previous part of this series on Ryan International Schools, we…

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Night Schools In Mumbai Left With No Teachers After Government Order

Night Schools In Mumbai Left With No Teachers After Government Order

Night Schools In Mumbai Left With No Teachers After Government Order Most students studying in Mumbai’s night schools are from underprivileged backgrounds. MUMBAI: For the last three months, classrooms at LBS Night School at Mumbai’s Chembur have functioned without a teacher. Students read their text books by themselves as there is no teacher to take classes. This academic year has brought bad news for night schools in Mumbai. Around 1,400 teachers and non-teaching staff of night schools have been asked to stop their part-time services for the night school as…

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Dera chief sentencing: Ghaziabad schools to remain shut, most Noida schools to stay open

Dera chief sentencing: Ghaziabad schools to remain shut, most Noida schools to stay open

In anticipation of mob violence on Monday, as the CBI court will announce the sentence of Dera chief Ram Rahim who was convicted in a rape case, all schools in Ghaziabad will be closed on Monday. A few schools in Noida will also be closed as a preventive measure despite a statement from the district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, BN Singh, stating that there is no such need. The Ghaziabad district administration has issued a directive to all private and public schools in the district to remain closed on…

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Here are the top schools among founders who raise big dollars

Here are the top schools among founders who raise big dollars

You don’t need a fancy university degree to launch a startup and secure venture capital. But looking at the data on who gets funded, alumni affiliation sure seems to be a big contributing factor. For this back-to-school series, Crunchbase is taking a look at how top U.S. universities rank in terms of graduating entrepreneurs who go on to launch funded startups. We look at which institutions launch the most startups, as well as the most highly capitalized. But first, a spoiler alert: If you’re looking for surprises, stop reading now….

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Top 15 International Film Schools Revealed

Top 15 International Film Schools Revealed

Australian Film, Television and Radio School Oscar winner Margaret Sixel (editing, Mad Max: Fury Road) attended, as did Jane Campion and Philip Noyce. Beijing Film Academy The USC of the East, this Chinese school boasts alumni from art house stars (like Jia Zhangke) to Sino film mainstays (like Zhang Yimou). Centro De Capacitacion Cinematografica Mexico’s top film school is certainly affordable — $900 a year. Oscar-nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (The Wolf of Wall Street) is an alumnus. Centro Sperimentalde Di Cinematografia This 82-year-old Roman film school gave birth to Italian Neorealism;…

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