Daily Archives: March 24, 2014

The latest tuition fees blunder shows the need for mass student protest | Michael Chessum

 ‘So many students would never earn enough to pay back their debt.’
The revelation that the new tuition fees system – introduced in 2010 in the face of massive student protest – will in fact cost more to run than the old one, should come as a surprise to almost no one who paid a… http://pakedu.net/world-education/the-latest-tuition-fees-blunder-shows-the-need-for-mass-student-protest-michael-chessum/ Continue reading

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The true cost of private contracts in universities

 A cleaner from the 3Cosas campaign.
On 28 February this year, students protested outside Senate House in the University of London. A small group somehow got into the office of the vice-chancellor, Adrian Smith. While there, they took a cache of documents. I have seen two, and they that… http://pakedu.net/world-education/the-true-cost-of-private-contracts-in-universities/ Continue reading

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The School We’d Like competition: the 2014 winners

 Chipping Norton School’s laser gun “lock and learn” idea for teaching maths won them first place in the secondary category of The School We’d Like competition.
Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton is used to meeting children with bright ideas. But ambitious… http://pakedu.net/world-education/the-school-wed-like-competition-the-2014-winners/ Continue reading

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Bar talks: how New Yorkers quench their thirst for knowledge

 Duplex in Greenwich Village will play host to a talk on fado music.
Heard the one about the professor who walked into a bar? New Yorkers soon will: the city is preparing for a mass public education event in which 50 world-renowned academics will escape from the lecture theatre and deliver… http://pakedu.net/world-education/bar-talks-how-new-yorkers-quench-their-thirst-for-knowledge/ Continue reading

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The School We’d Like Competition: the 2014 runners up

Liss Primary School’s beekeeping idea hit a sweet spot with the judges as they became a runner up in the final of The School We’d Like competition 2014.
From beehives and an observatory to a hearing garden, students at this year’s Guardian Teacher Network and Zurich Municipal… http://pakedu.net/world-education/the-school-wed-like-competition-the-2014-runners-up/ Continue reading

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Leeds school to teach English as foreign language

 A dictionary in a classroom.
A secondary school in Leeds at which more than three-quarters of pupils do not have English as a mother tongue has introduced lessons for all pupils to teach them English as a foreign language.
The headteacher, Georgina Sale, said all pupils of City of Leeds… http://pakedu.net/world-education/leeds-school-to-teach-english-as-foreign-language/ Continue reading

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Flower show brings out talent to the fore Floral Art Society of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Floral Art Society of Pakistan held its national competition, ‘Flower Show 2014’, at Serena Hotel here on Saturday. The Sheesh Mahal Hall and surrounding halls were filled with elaborate sculptures, each handmade, by artisans from across the country.
These art installations were di… http://pakedu.net/exhibitions-events/flower-show-brings-out-talent-to-the-fore-floral-art-society-of-pakistan/ Floral Art Society of Pakistan Continue reading

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