Monthly Archives: December 2019

Chinese students top the PISA rankings, but some Shanghai parents are turning away from the school system

Chinese students top the PISA rankings, but some Shanghai parents are turning away from the school system

Australian 15 year olds were around three and a half years behind their counterparts in China in maths, according to the OECD’s latest results for education systems around the world. The four cities of China (Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang) that participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) topped the league tables in maths, science and reading. […] … learn more→

Ontario’s high school e-learning still hasn’t addressed students with special needs

Ontario’s high school e-learning still hasn’t addressed students with special needs

Among the issues for Ontario secondary public school teachers who walked off the job for a one-day strike on Dec. 4 is quality of learning for students, including class sizes and mandatory online learning. For months Ontario families have been on tenterhooks about looming school strikes after the Doug Ford government announced both education funding cuts and larger class […] … learn more→

5 ways to check a college’s financial healt

5 ways to check a college’s financial healt

The financial health of colleges and universities is much in the news these days. An enrollment cliff – a drop-off in traditionally aged college students – will hit in the next decade and may threaten more small, regional and marginally resourced public and private colleges and universities. A recent article in Forbes offered some sound advice recently: “If you […] … learn more→

Bullying won’t be curbed until we figure out what fuels it

Bullying won’t be curbed until we figure out what fuels it

In October 2019, a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old were charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Devan Bracci-Selvey, who died in his mother’s arms outside his southern Ontario high school. In response, provincial Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced “new actions” to tackle bullying, notably without any new funding. These strategies include consulting with students, parents, teachers […] … learn more→

What is the growing relationship between casinos and exports?

What is the growing relationship between casinos and exports?

A growing number of casinos are getting excited by competitive sports and have even started sponsoring some of the larger esport teams. What really is esports? Esports has been quoted as ‘the next College football’ Esports, or Electronic Sports, are video games that are competitively played for money. In eSports, gamers come together from different […] … learn more→

How to learn mathematics the smart way- A definitive guide!

How to learn mathematics the smart way- A definitive guide!

It seems that the majority of the students know about Mathematics but do not understand the concept behind it. This is nothing but the fear of complex and rigid formulas and analytical problem-solving skills. However, the solution is comparatively easy, and subjects like this provide well-paid jobs in the field of engineering, statistics, education, and […] … learn more→

U Iowa officials might be personally liable for discrimination

U Iowa officials might be personally liable for discrimination

One thing which perhaps drives me the most nuts about the corruption in our higher education system (and to a similar extent in our corporate system) is how when the corruption is found out, the people, the actual human beings, who are responsible for the corruption get away free, while the institution pays some sort […] … learn more→