education

East High senior Alonzia Quinn awarded full-ride scholarship to Stanford University | Education News

WATERLOO — Ever since middle school, Alonzia Quinn has been interested in attending a prestigious college like Stanford University.

The East High School senior was participating in a program at the University of Northern Iowa Center for Urban Education during seventh grade when students were assigned to pick a random career and learn about it. She chose forensic science and “did a lot of research on” what it means to be a pathologist.

Quinn has since nurtured an interest in that field and within a year she had narrowed down a list of great colleges at which to earn a

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East High graduate and UW-Madison student selected for prestigious Marshall Scholarship | Higher education






Lydia Nyachieo, who grew up in Madison, will begin a master’s degree program next year in the United Kingdom as a winner of a prestigious Marshall Scholarship. She will graduate from UW-Madison in May.




UW-Madison student Lydia Nyachieo applied to study abroad in the spring 2021 semester. COVID-19, of course, canceled those plans.

The Madison native will, however, be headed overseas in 2022. She was named on Monday a winner of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, which is awarded to just a couple of dozen American students each year to attend graduate school in the United Kingdom.

Nyachieo,

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Education ministry invites applications for Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children

Summary

The scholarship provides financial support to NRI and PIO students from 69 countries

Students must have cleared their Class XII examinations with a minimum of 60% marks from an AIU-recognised system

Registration for the external affairs ministry’s Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) is open till November 30.

The ministry is awarding 150 scholarships to children of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) / persons holding Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Non-resident Indians and Emigrant Clearance Required (ECR) workers’ children who have studied in or outside India this year. The scholarship is available for only first-year students seeking admission to

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LearnAm breaks the language barrier to digital education and inclusion

The World Bank said some years back, that over 230 million jobs will require digital skills by 2020. The figure is way higher than this now but the reality for developing countries in Africa is that the language barrier still stands as a barrier to rapid digital education towards a skilled economy. The pandemic made the digital gap even more obvious, with the lockdown causing loss of jobs and a general shift towards remote working and demand for digital skills.

And then, ScholarX comes up with LearnAm – a learning platform that allows people acquire knowledge and digital skills in

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ASUU laments poor economy, low education budget

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said successive governments have surrendered Nigeria to Europe, America and Asia since 1976, which was responsible for the “continued depletion of the economy.”

It added that others controlling Nigerians were the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, African Development Bank and World Trade Organisation.

ASUU added that policies on enhanced quality, access and affordability of education at all levels had been abandoned.

ASUU stated these in a communique issued at the end of its national summit at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, with the theme, ‘Nigeria: The state of

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Alumni mull support for education, launch scholarship grants in alma mater

An alumni of the Government Secondary School, Owerri (aka OGSSIAN 86ers),1981-1986 alumni set has mulled support for funding in the Nigeria’s education sector after launching scholarship grants in the school.

Onyewu­chi Okere, eminent Scientist and Chairman, 1981-1986 alumni set of the Government Secondary School, Owerri (aka OGSSIAN 86ers), led the OGSSIAN 86ers in the groundbreaking of the award ceremony.

Okere who is an an Electrical Engineer for more private and public synergy for funding education in the country.

He noted that education is the engine of growth of all nations, saying it not only opens one’s mind to endless possibilities,

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The Sex Education Pamphlet That Sparked a Landmark Censorship Case | History

Mary Ware Dennett wrote The Sex Side of Life in 1915 as a teaching tool for her teenage sons.
Photo illustration by Meilan Solly / Photos courtesy of Sharon Spaulding and Newspapers.com

It only took 42 minutes for an all-male jury to convict Mary Ware Dennett. Her crime? Sending a sex education pamphlet through the mail.

Charged with violating the Comstock Act of 1873—one of a series of so-called chastity laws—Dennett, a reproductive rights activist, had written and illustrated the booklet in question for her own teenage sons, as well as for parents around the country looking

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KWU, Salina Education Foundation announce new scholarship program

Kansas Wesleyan and the Salina Education Foundation have announced a new scholarship program to both aid in teacher recruitment and further the values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

The RISE program will provide a $22,500 KWU scholarship to qualified, selected transfer students who enter the KWU Teacher Education program. Historically underrepresented groups will be the focus of the effort.

“From the beginning, Kansas Wesleyan has been committed to both bettering our community and the values of diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Ken Oliver, vice president of advancement and university operations. “We were among the first in the state to offer

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92% Kids Lost Language Skills, 82% Lost Math. Its State of Emergency in Education: Anurag Behar

Shutting down schools to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic has lead to lead to increased dropouts and huge gaps in learning levels. As states dither over whether to reopen primary schools or not, here’s a study that paints a stark picture to make the case for reopening schools urgently.

An Azim Premji Foundation survey of over 16,000 students in primary schools found an alarming dip in language skills and math skills — 92 per cent of the children have lost at least one language ability, while 82 per cent have lost math skills.

Deepa Balakrishnan interviews CEO of

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