Colleges demand funds under Central scholarship scheme

The Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) has urged the Centre for the early release of pending amount of Rs 373 Crore meant for SC students under the Post Matric Scholarship Scheme in Punjab for the 2015-16.A delegation of the PUCA met with Union Minister of State Vijay Sampla at his New Delhi residence to follow the release of the pending amount. Dr Anshu Kataria of PUCA said around Rs 373 crore meant for SC students in Punjab for the 2015-16 was still pending towards the government and that no amount…

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Thousands Take Action, Demand Free Education Now!

OTTAWA, Nov. 2, 2016 /CNW/ – Thousands of students and supporters are taking part in rallies and actions in cities across the country as part of the Canadian Federation of Students’ campaign for free education. “Today students are taking action because we know that education is a right,” said Bilan Arte, national chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students, “We have a vision of post-secondary education where our colleges and universities are fully funded, where all campus workers are paid fairly, and where students can focus on learning without the…

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Post navigation LAUSD credit recovery vendor finds strong demand for online makeup courses nationwide

Ever since LA Unified vaulted from a loominggraduation crisis to potentially breaking its graduation record last school year after implementing a wide-scale online credit recovery program, questions have been raised about how much students are actually learning. The apparent ease with which the district was able to substantially boost the number of diplomas it handed out through a $15 million credit recovery program turned heads and has some asking if the online courses are rigorous enough. Board President Steve Zimmer has questions, as did the Los Angeles Times editorial pages and some academics.…

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Demand for online classes grows at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue University professor Patricia Hart was a little hesitant about shifting her traditional, in-person Spanish film class to an entirely online course. She needed to make the class more accessible to students with busy schedules, but also didn’t want to compromise the quality of the class. So, Hart sought the expertise of Purdue’s Digital Education office to help transform the class into something beyond a typical online lecture with multiple choice tests. By the end of the May-term course, she was hooked. “It ended up really exceeding…

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