Industry expands rapidly thanks to convenience, tailored teaching plans

Industry expands rapidly thanks to convenience, tailored teaching plans

China’s online education industry has expanded quickly in recent years as more and more users are attracted by the convenience of learning over the Internet. Online education eliminates the restraints of time and space for users, its proponents say, and helps popularize educational resources. Experts forecast that the domestic online education market has great potential to grow rapidly over the next five years, with vocational education and language teaching enjoying the most popularity. However, online education platforms face challenges, such as how to improve interaction between instructors and students and…

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Tory donor threatens to stop funding over Brexit plans

Tory donor threatens to stop funding over Brexit plans

A major Tory donor has warned that he will stop funding the party if Theresa May’s Brexit plans involve the UK coming out of the single market. Sir Andrew Cook, who has donated more than £1.2m to the party, told The Timesthe country could “sleepwalk to disaster” if it made such a move. The engineering firm chairman said at least one of his factories was almost “entirely dependent” on access to it. Sir Andrew backed the Remain campaign in the EU referendum. He told the newspaper that the “economic arguments…

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After Devastating Fire, Union Springs Academy Plans Classes Monday

After Devastating Fire, Union Springs Academy Plans Classes Monday

Classes are expected to resume Monday morning for the 48 students at Union Springs Academy in central New York state, after a Sabbath afternoon, December 3, fire rendered the school’s administration building — which houses classrooms, a gymnasium and offices — “uninhabitable.” No one was reported injured and all students at the 95-year-old Seventh-day Adventist boarding academy have been accounted for, officials said. Sign welcoming visitors to Union Springs Academy in central New York State. (USA photo via Facebook) “I’ll just say our spirits are pretty good. The [Union Springs…

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Telangana plans institutes for entrepreneurship development

Telangana plans institutes for entrepreneurship development

Thirty institutes of higher learning, five schools, 15 industrial training institutes and two entrepreneurship development centres would be set up in Telangana under the National Scheme on Entrepreneurship Development, a senior official has said. A new scheme on entrepreneurship development has been formulated by the Union Ministry of Skill Development to create the ecosystem for entrepreneurship development through education and training, state Industries Secretary Arvind Kumar said. The scheme targets to cover 7.10 lakh students in the country through various project institutes such as institutes of higher learning, schools, industrial…

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Labour plans grammar schools debate after issue tops poll of members

Labour plans grammar schools debate after issue tops poll of members

The Labour Party conference is to hold a special debate on grammar schools and consider whether to make scrapping selection altogether a party policy after the issue topped a list of concerns among members. A motion from the Socialist Educational Association (SEA), backed by Nottingham Trent Constituency Labour Party, will be debated tomorrow after more than 218,000 constituency party members backed grammar schools for priority discussion, putting it above issues like Brexit, housing and the NHS. It follows an announcement by the newly re-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that the…

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How Purple plans to link business and disabled people

How Purple plans to link business and disabled people

On Tuesday I rang the bell to open the London Stock Exchange and launchPurple, a not-for-profit organisation, determined to tackle the employment gap between disabled and non-disabled people in new ways. At last week’s work and pension select committee looking at the issue of employment and disabled people, I was asked, “Is halving the employment gap between disabled and non-disabled people achievable?” My answer: potentially, but not if we continue with the current approach. As a disabled person, I have lived with impairment since birth. I have seen the changes…

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BJP plans to edge Congress over education loan issue

BJP plans to edge Congress over education loan issue

Chennai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to edge the central government out over the issue of education loan as the nationalised banks do not show much interest in its disbursal, said a party leader on Friday. Banks also do not pass on the interest subsidy to eligible poor borrowers and shame the students by pasting their pictures on the branch notice boards when they default on dues. “The Lok Sabha elections are round-the-corner and we have decided to take the issue against the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government and…

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