Month: January 2021

Gavin Williamson ‘the worst education secretary in living memory’, says Lib Dem leader Ed Davey

The leader of the Lib Dems has called on Gavin Williamson to resign (UK PARLIAMENT/AFP via Getty Imag)
The leader of the Lib Dems has called on Gavin Williamson to resign (UK PARLIAMENT/AFP via Getty Imag)

Gavin Williamson is “the worst education secretary in living memory,” the leader of the Liberal Democrats has said, calling for more support for students starting the new university term online.

Ed Davey urged the government to compensate students for courses disrupted by Covid-19, which has forced most teaching online in England until at least mid-February.

Students have previously told The Independent they thought they deserved refunds on tuition fees as coronavirus puts a stop to face-to-face learning and prevents them using campus

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Former Ed Secretary Arne Duncan [Video]

Betsy DeVos resigned her post as Education Secretary last week following the riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 with just days left in the position, saying President Trump’s rhetoric was an “inflection point.” But former Education Secretary Arne Duncan says DeVos’s actions were far from heroic and that her willingness to work with President Trump reveals much about her character.

“When you work with somebody like Trump, that reveals everything about who you are and your character and your values. Cruelty to kids, cruelty to families is often the point. And what she did consistently was to choose

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Modi govt must look into these 5 suggestions from Education sector in Union Budget



a group of people standing in front of a blackboard: The Covid pandemic has not only affected the health of our nation but has also left millions of our students struggling to cope up with their education. (Representative image by IE)


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The Covid pandemic has not only affected the health of our nation but has also left millions of our students struggling to cope up with their education. (Representative image by IE)

Union Budget 2021-22 Expectations for Education: Covid pandemic has a detrimental impact on education even as there has been a paradigm shift in the mode of learning as well as the teaching method. Along with Coronavirus, the unveiling of National Education Policy 2020 by the Narendra Modi government has brought back discussions over the reforms in the education sector.

With just a fortnight

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Key education issues facing Utah’s new governor, Legislature include demands for more funding, pandemic help

More money is all but certain, but there are still some tricky issues.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Marci Weatherspoon works on a reading assignment with Myla Rider in her first grade class at Crescent Elementary in Sandy on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Statewide, just 46% of incoming first graders came to school this fall at or above benchmark proficiency in early literacy. Crescent Elementary has had success in getting their kids back on level by doing things like recording lessons for students to watch while in class and the teacher then works one on one with students

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Through her divisive rhetoric, Education Secretary DeVos leaves a troubled legacy of her own

Editor’s note: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos resigned from her post effective Jan. 8, 2021, saying there was “no mistaking” the impact that President Donald Trump’s rhetoric had on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Here, five scholars offer their views on DeVos’ legacy at the federal agency she headed for four years.

Mark Hlavacik, associate professor of communication studies, University of North Texas:

In her resignation letter, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos explained that her sudden departure from the administration was motivated by President Donald Trump’s incendiary words to the crowd that went on to ransack the

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