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This section provides a selection of automated education industry news feeds. The articles cover general education, education policy and education standards.

  • Daily chart: All shall have prizes

    Grade inflation at Ivy League universities Comment Expiry Date:  Wed, 2014-09-24

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  • The Economist explains: What drives grade inflation at Ivy League colleges

    Grade point averages have soared at American universities. But are students actually getting smarter? Comment Expiry Date:  Fri, 2014-09-19

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  • Ivy League grade inflation: Grade expectations

    UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The long game Fly Title:  Ivy League grade inflation Rubric:  An “A” is not what it used to be “WE DO not release statistics on grade-point averages so we can’t speak to the accuracy of the information you have.” That was a flack for Yale, but other Ivy League colleges—with the partial exception...

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  • Health and education: They came, they saw, they passed

    IN PARTS of the world where designer eyewear products are popular, it is sometimes easy to forget the problems that people with poor vision and limited means face in many developing countries. A study of some 20,000 children in rural China, for instance, found that 24% of primary school students suffered from reduced uncorrected vision in either eye and 16% in both eyes. Many impoverished...

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  • Education reform: Divided they rule

    IN THE miasma of spin doctors, Dominic Cummings has long occupied a place somewhere between fierce enforcer of the radical vision for schools’ reform upheld by his old boss Michael Gove and bloody-minded enfant terrible. Both of these qualities are on display in an interview Mr Cummings gave to The Times on June 16th. In it, he derided David Cameron’s leadership and accused the...

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  • Charter schools: Learning moment

    IN THE bitter debate about charter schools, one of the myths perpetuated by critics is that charters are generously funded by rich donors. Steve Nelson, head of the Calhoun School in Manhattan, mused in a recent op-ed that charter schools “claim to operate with more efficiency, but their budgets are augmented by an infusion of capital from billionaire philanthropists and hedge fund...

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  • Illiterate voters: Making their mark

    UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Can anyone stop Narendra Modi? Fly Title:  Illiterate voters Rubric:  Teaching those who cannot read how to vote makes for cleaner, fairer elections Location:  MUMBAI Main image:  20140405_IRD001_0.jpg SUVARNA PADEKAR cannot read. “It hurts,” she says, but she manages to get by as a cook in Mumbai. Each morning...

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  • Charter schools: Killing the golden goose

    UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The parable of Argentina Fly Title:  Charter schools Rubric:  Charter schools are working, but New York’s mayor wants to stop them Location:  CHICAGO AND NEW YORK Main image:  Down with good schools, says New York’s mayor Down with good schools, says New York’s mayor OF THE 658 schools in Chicago, only...

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