Here’s how sports and education work well together

Globally, a sport as an industry has a unifying appeal. The sports industry boasts of a dynamic appeal that many other, even bigger industries look at with envy. It has the power to define nations as a whole. Sports offer a perfect opportunity to explore scientific concepts such as force, motion, potential energy, velocity, and torque. For many students school-organised sports play an important role in their academic and social experiences. Every school has sports embedded in their curriculum as they understand the importance of physical health and activity. However, the…

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IDC FOUNDER URIEL REICHMAN RECEIVES AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS ago, Prof. Uriel Reichman, president and founder of the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, set out on an adventure. He sought to fulfill his dream of establishing a new type of academic institution: a non-profit, private university that calls for freedom and responsibility – the freedom for self-fulfillment, alongside the responsibility for other beings in society. “I am not sure I would embark on this journey if I knew the difficulties and challenges I was to encounter,” said Reichman, who in November received an award from the Council for Higher…

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Important Things To Keep In Mind While Preparing For Your Board Examinations

Board exams can be a very scary affair for the majority of students. With a vast syllabus, limited time and mounting pressure from parents, teachers and many other well-wishers, students are under incredible duress from the moment their preparation begins till the end of the examination. Class 10 and 12 examinations are the most important examinations of any school student’s career and it is of vital importance to them to score the highest marks in the examination. Referring through the CBSE Class 10 Science notes can be an excellent aid…

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John Danes joins Southeast Board of Education

“Anything we can do to improve kids’ education and contributing to the continuous improvement of the schools,” are John Danes’ goals as the newest Southeast Board of Education member. Danes, a 1985 Southeast graduate, was sworn in to office on Monday. He said two of his children grew up in the district and graduated from Southeast. Meanwhile, his nephew, who lives with him, just entered high school and his wife is also a district alumna. Danes is vice president of operations for Kent Elastomer Products, where has worked since 1987.…

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Investigation finds middle school council violated education law

Jessie Clark Middle School’s decision making council and teachers will have to get training as a result of a violation of Kentucky education law. The decision was released in a Nov. 15 report from the Kentucky Office of Education Accountability, obtained by the Herald-Leader under the Kentucky Open Records Act. The OEA, Kentucky’s education watchdog, monitors the elementary and secondary system in the state. School councils are made up of teachers, parents and administrators and are at the center of a statewide debate as to whether they should continue to…

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How much was a vote worth in the D.C. State Board of Education races?

How much was a single vote worth in the D.C. State Board of Education elections? Maybe $3? $5? Even $8? Those races gained increased visibility courtesy of generous donors who contributed more than $250,000 to 10 candidates vying for positions that hold little power. In one race, the second-place finisher raised more than $66,000 and received about 8,500 votes. That amounted to nearly $8 per vote. The winner in the Ward 1 race spent about $3 per vote, while the third-place finisher spent more than $5 for every vote she…

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How education can affect our socio-cultural milieu

Few people recognise the conflict that education in a society like ours necessarily involves. The Constitution of India carries a transformative vision of society, implying a major change in the values and behaviours embedded in culture. Many of these values and behaviours impinge on religious beliefs. They are not compatible with the fundamental values, such as equality and justice, enshrined in the Constitution. The State is supposed to play a negotiating role, reconciling and mitigating the conflict between Constitutional values and those entrenched in culture. The State’s institutional apparatus, including…

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Telangana elections: Education to create hurdles for TRS in elections?

HYDERABAD: Despite tall claims, education is turning out to be a thorn in the flesh for TRS. The slow rate of growth of the State’s literacy at 66.46 per cent that pegged the State at 25th position in national rankings and below Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh — which have lower revenue rates — as per the 2011 census, could become a challenge for the Pink Party. Congress, which has been critical of TRS over non-implementation of education-related policies, particularly non-payment of fee reimbursement dues, has made a tall claim…

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Drastic changes in education policy recommended

LAHORE: A moot on research in education has recommended bringing drastic changes in education policy, teachers’ education programmes and curriculum to serve unreached and out-of-school children. The recommendations were announced in the concluding session of the conference organised by Punjab University Institute of Education and Research at Faisal Auditorium here Thursday. University of Education’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Rauf-e-Azam, Dean Faculty of Education Prof Dr Mumtaz Akhtar, Institute of Education and Research Director Prof Dr Rifaqat Ali Akbar, Department of Secondary Education Chairman Prof Dr Abid Hussain Chaudhry, conference Secretary Dr…

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