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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.

  • 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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  • Education reform: Gove battles the blob

    UK Only Article:  UK article only Issue:  The worldwide wobble Fly Title:  Education reform Rubric:  The advantages and drawbacks of Michael Gove’s zeal SCHOOL reform is rarely a peaceful process, but the political tempest that broke out in England this week was exceptional. On February 1st it emerged that Lady Morgan, a Labour peer and former adviser to Tony Blair,...

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  • Britain's education system: An unqualified problem

    LABOUR'S shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt discusses his ideas on how to stiffen standards in Britain's schools

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  • Chinese schools: Evaluating Shanghai's high test scores

    Was our score really that high? ONE OF America’s sharpest writers on education, Jay Mathews of the Washington Post, also was once a foreign correspondent in China, where he learned not to trust official Chinese statistics. His latest column asks how much we should believe Shanghai’s impressive top ranking (yet again) in the latest round of Programme for International Student...

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