EVEN SLIGHTLY EARLY BIRTH LINKED TO LOWER INCOME AND EDUCATION IN ADULTHOOD

LONDON – Even when babies are born “full term,” those who spend fewer weeks in the womb may still be less likely to earn a college degree and get a high-paying job, a large study suggests. In the analysis of 228,030 singleton births in Denmark, infants who were born after only 38 weeks of pregnancy were 15% less likely than those born at 40 weeks to have some education beyond high school or to be among the top earners in the study. “While adults born at 35 to 38 weeks…

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Bowie legislators to focus on education, housing, horse racing in 2019 General Assembly

Three familiar faces and one new one will represent Bowie this year in the Maryland General Assembly. Education funding, drivers smoking marijuana and regulating property managers are among the issues they’ll pursue in the 2019 General Assembly session. Del. Marvin Holmes, D-District 23B, was reelected along with Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith. D-District 23A. They will be joined in the house by Del. Ron Watson, D-District 23B, who started his career in the General Assembly Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Douglas J.J. Peters will once again represent District 23 across the hall. Watson…

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Higher education 2018: Far from turning the page

Are we turning the page on making some fundamental shifts in the way Indian institutes of higher learning are being equipped to deliver quality education and being granted the freedom to operate? Not quite. In fact, despite all the good intentioned policy announcements, academicians and some of the business leaders involved with the running of some of the institutes argue that there are still a lot of grey areas. First, to the credit of the government, the year saw regulatory framework being put in place to grant graded autonomy to…

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The Next Revolution In Education: Design Thinking

A defining feature of the last century was that most jobs were relatively clear cut (banker, electrician, teacher, etc). In our own time, however, people increasingly have careers that are underscored by a theme. In this respect, Sam Seidel is most certainly a 21st century kind of guy. After splitting his time between studying at Brown University and teaching inmates at a nearby prison, Seidel has worked on everything from building the Student Experience Lab at the Business Innovation Factory to writing and publishing his first book Hip Hop Genius: Remixing Public Education. He now serves as the Director of…

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UEC is about recognising education, nothing to do with race, says DAP rep

KUCHING, Jan 3 — DAP’s Bandar Kuching federal lawmaker Dr Kelvin Yii today said that the Examination Certificate (UEC) from Chinese independent schools is a recognition to not only Chinese students but also students of all races studying in such schools. “This is one of the issues that I have been raising frequently to fight for the right of UEC so that it will be recognised,” he said when responding to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement on UEC yesterday. Dr Mahathir had maintained that the federal government had…

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Glennallen superintendent takes state education support post

A longtime Alaska educator has been named to a state post overseeing a variety of support services for teachers and educational institutions. Tamara Van Wyhe, most recently superintendent of the Copper River School District including Glennallen, became director Wednesday of the state Division of Educator and School Excellence, according to a statement from the Department of Education and Early Development. Several teams at the division work statewide in the fields of school health and safety, teacher certification and preparation, and school improvement efforts. “The director will be heavily involved in…

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Lao govt outlines plans for education development in 2019

Achievement of these targets will help fulfil the goals of the education sector development plan by 2020. The Ministry of Education and Sports has outlined its plans for the year ahead, reviewed past performance, and is considering future challenges. The ministry plans to increase the school enrolment of young children, aiming for an enrolment rate of over 60 percent among five-year-olds by 2020. School completion rates at the primary school level are expected to reach at least 95 percent, while the yearly dropout rate should not exceed 6 percent. Enrolment…

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One of America’s Most Vital Exports, Education, Never Goes Abroad, but It Still Faces Threats

It’s no mere coincidence that Jeffrey R. Brown, the dean of the Gies College of Business, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is also a scholar of risk management. At his first faculty meeting four years ago, Brown fretted that his school had become, like many American universities, overly dependent on a single source of money — roughly a fifth of tuition revenue came from Chinese students. “I saw our reliance on China as a risk,” says Brown, noting that 800 or so of the university’s nearly 5,800 Chinese…

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A human rights-friendly approach to education

Warwick Academy was the first school established in Bermuda, in 1662. Three hundred years later, it was the first traditionally white school in the country to integrate, almost a decade before the 1971 Bermuda Education Act made it illegal for any school in Bermuda to base admission on race. In 2011, the school achieved another first: the first school in Bermuda to make themselves human rights friendly. A few years on, students and teachers from Warwick Academy tell their story. “It all started in 2011” says Françoise Wolffe, human rights…

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California education issues to watch in 2019 — and predictions of what will happen

Welcome, readers, to the new year. It’s time for our favorite armchair exercise: predictions for the year in education. The Greeks asked Tiresias, the blind prophet of Apollo in Thebes, for their advice. Last year, I consulted Dewey, my rescue dog with cataracts; his visions proved to be as cloudy as his eyesight. No treats for him. I’m back to going solo. (More on how we fared at the end of the column.) There’s a wild card this year: Gavin Newsom. Gov. Jerry Brown, while sometimes mystical, proved to be true to his…

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