Education, knowledge and power

Speaking during the inauguration ceremony of Islamabad National University at the Prime Minister House on December 21, Imran Khan again stressed the need for empowering the youths of Pakistan with better education. The link between education and knowledge is understandable. No nation can seek the threshold of power unless it excels in education and the pursuit of knowledge. The PTI government seems to be single-minded in transforming its election manifesto into a reality by focusing on providing good, compulsory and quality education. How can better education and knowledge cause miracles…

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President insists on politics-free education sector

KABUL (Pajhwok): Recommending fundamental changes in the education curriculum, President Ashraf Ghani has said the vital education sector should be national, professional and free of politics. The president, who addressed the last day of the first National Education Symposium at the Salam Khana Palace on Thursday evening, assured his support to education officials who had been selected through a competition exam. In a statement from the Presidential Palace, the president said no one could interfere in the affairs of education officials who had been appointed on merit. Calling students as the future national…

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Peshawar’s education board won’t be charging the children of martyrs fees

Children of those injured in terrorist attacks, both civilians and members of the armed forces, will also not be charged. According to a notification, the children of all people martyred, both from the armed forces like the army , frontier corps and police, as well as civilians killed in the war against terror and other terrorist attacks will be exempt from paying board fees. This also applies to those who were injured in terrorism incidents. The children can avail this exemption once they produce authentic documents to prove their parent…

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Why throw more money at Arizona schools if we’re not sure what problems it solves?

You wouldn’t know by the tone of K-12 education conversations that Arizona has committed an ongoing $1.3 billion to public K-12 schools in the last several years on top of adjustments for population and inflation. The present hysteria is short on details and long on threats of more teacher walkouts if the state does not raise taxes for education. Before last year, the demand was $1 billion for K-12 education, and after $600 million was committed to teacher pay, the new demand is … $1 billion. With ever-shifting goal posts, the 20…

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The new education revolution

We live in a world that’s changing all around us. That’s hardly a news flash. However, a recent article in The Atlantic magazine provides some fascinating context about how it’s changing — and ought to be a must-read for state and local officials. In fairness, those officials we’re familiar with already know all this, so perhaps it’s everyone else who ought to read “The Third Education Revolution.” The article makes the case that education is no longer something that ends with a high school diploma or a college degree —…

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Advertising 3 Ted Talks that answer questions about your child’s education

There have been countless debates on the impact of the education system on children. While most parents rely on schools, some parents are adopting innovative methods of teaching children, from virtual learning to homeschooling. But how do we ensure a particular method of teaching is ideal for a child? Here are three Ted Talks that will answer your questions on how to effectively teach a child. Kids can teach themselves In this Ted Talk, educational researcher Sugata Mitra shares how kids figured out how to use a computer on their…

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What is an Arc Flash

If you are interested in a way to collect and label arc flash data quickly and efficiently, a program like FlashTrack is a good choice. There are a variety of these types of programs available, and they make organizing, cataloging, documenting data a breeze. What is an Arc Flash An arc flash is a low impedance connection in an electrical system. This connection allows unwanted electric discharge to move through the air, leading to a rise in temperature and pressure, which can result in an explosion or arc blast. Arc…

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Students recognized for career tech work

CENTER STAR — A senior from Waterloo and a junior from Lauderdale County High School have been recognized by the staff and faculty at the Allen Thornton Career Technical Center for their outstanding efforts in career technology during December. Director Gary Dan Williams said monthly awards are given for the career and technical student of the month, and employee of the month at the Simulated Work Place at Allen Thornton. Jasper Hammond of LCHS is the Career and Technical Student of the Month. He is a member of FFA, Young Farmers…

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Education risks examined for cybersecurity

SecurityScorecard has released its latest research, The 2018 Education Cybersecurity Report, examining the shift to modern data collection and storage in the education system. It highlights the new risk factors this move invites as massive amounts of personal data is being aggregated on networks and stored on premises and in the cloud, much of it accessible to multiple third parties. Data collection is a vital resource for educational institutions across the world, including student records which contain highly sensitive material such as a student’s name, address and social security number, and…

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Tech propels education for NSW high school

For one high school in NSW mobile phones have become a core part of learning, and it’s giggles that let teachers know if something’s awry. In a recent speech Education Minister Dan Tehan called for a return of common sense to classrooms, saying there’s a time and place for technology in classrooms. For Callaghan College that time and place is becoming more frequent. About 60 per cent of the Year Seven to 10 students use their mobile phones as part of the school’s “bring your own device” policy, which is…

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