Education secretary visits LycoCTC | Local News

HUGHESVILLE — Dr. Khalid Mumin, the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, recently paid a visit to the Lycoming Career and Technology Center (LycoCTC) in a tour led by Executive Director Nate Minium.

The visit, which was one of several schools within Lycoming County, aimed to highlight the impactful programs offered at the center and underscore the importance of vocational education in preparing students for diverse career paths.

The Bridge Education Center in Eastleigh learns new Ofsted rating

The Bridge Education Centre, a pupil referral unit in Eastleigh, had a visit from Ofsted inspectors on February 20, 2024.

A pupil referral unit is a school that caters for children who need more support than a mainstream school can provide.

Daily Echo: The Bridge Education Center in EastleighThe Bridge Education Center in Eastleigh (Image: NQ)

In the report, inspectors credited the staff for their ability to form trusting relationships with students by listening to them and understanding individual needs.

The inspector wrote in the report: “Everyone shares the same relentless dedication to supporting pupils to get the most out of their time here.

“Pupils get personalized support through well-being lessons, mentoring or counselling. This helps them to develop strategies to take responsibility for their own behavior.”

The inspector wrote that the school’s work to support pupils’ personal development is “remarkable” and that pupils are eager to attend the school.

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It is also highlighted that the school makes great efforts to understand individual needs but said that “there is some further sharpening of initial assessments needed, particularly around reading”.

The report continued: “This work is now beginning to ensure that any gaps in literacy

Taliban urges to uphold Afghan girls’ right to education

“Denying education to girls is a violation of universal human rights,” said Yasmine Sherif, Executive Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW).

“The de facto authorities can do the right thing for the long-suffering people of Afghanistan by ensuring that every girl in Afghanistan can access quality education and contribute to rebuilding their war-torn country,” she added.

2.5 million girls affected

Ms. Sherif reported that 80 per cent of school-age Afghan girls are currently not in the classroom.

“That’s 2.5 million girls denied their right to the safety, protection, opportunity of education – their inherent human rights,” she said.

Uplifting #AfghanGirlsVoices

Education Cannot Wait (ECW) has expressed solidarity with all girls in Afghanistan who are courageously speaking up for the right to education.

The fund recently launched a campaign, #AfghanGirlsVoices which will highlight the issue throughout the year.

“Together, we must ensure that, through education, every girl in Afghanistan can emerge from the shadows so they can contribute to a brighter future which every Afghan so deserves,” said Ms. Sheriff.

Learning under pressure

ECW runs a multi-year resilience program in Afghanistan that aims to support more than 250,000 children and young people across some of the most remote and underserved areas

Transnational education contributes £28bn to the economy

Department for Education publishes latest data on education-related exports

It is hard to listen to any current discussions involving universities without detecting a note of panic around falling numbers of international students. Data released yesterday by the Department for Education on the value of these students for the UK economy was therefore timely—if, for many higher education institutions, bittersweet.

In an analysis published last month, Universities UK said international enrollments to UK universities in January 2024 were down by 44 per cent on the previous year. It blamed uncertainty among applicants on post-study work opportunities, as well as the government’s decision to prevent international students—except those on postgraduate research courses—from bringing dependants with them.

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Investing in Post-Secondary Education for a Growing Saskatchewan | News and Media

Released on March 20, 2024

In 2024-25, the Government of Saskatchewan is investing $793 million in the province’s post-secondary sector, representing a 3.7 per cent increase from the previous year. This year’s budget provides for increased funding within the multi-year agreement, health training programs and seat expansions, and capital for key infrastructure projects.

“Our government is focused on ensuring that sustainable funding, programs and opportunities are in place for Saskatchewan’s post-secondary students,” Advanced Education Minister Gordon Wyant said. “This will deliver a future workforce that is responsive to the needs of our rapidly growing province and economy.”

Saskatchewan is providing a one-time, $12.0 million increase to its current multi-year funding agreement with post-secondary institutions, representing a 2.2 per cent increase in operating funding. This increase will help institutions remain responsive to the needs of students, communities and the labor market. The 2024-25 Budget represents the fourth and final year of this historic multi-year funding agreement and sets the foundation for negotiating a new agreement.

The Ministry of Advanced Education continues to expand health training programs in support of Saskatchewan’s Health Human Resources Action Plan. This budget includes $3.5 million in new funding to create 66 additional training seats

AP SSC 2024 results soon: Check previous year’s date, official website and how to download scorecards

AP SSC 2024 results: The Board of Secondary Education Andhra Pradesh (BSEAP) is expected to release the AP Senior School Certificate (SSC) class 10 results within the last week of April 2024, as per media reports.
Last year, the AP SSC result 2023 was declared on May 6. This year, as per various media reports, it is expected to release slightly early within the last week of April 2024.
The AP board will commence by unveiling the results during an official press conference. Following the announcement, students may access their results on the official website bse.ap.gov.in. To view their AP SSC result for 2024, candidates should have their AP SSC hall tickets handy.
AP SSC Result 2024: List of Official Websites
The initial announcement of the results will occur during an official press conference led by the board secretary. Subsequently, the link will become accessible on the official website. Below are the websites where students can check the AP SSC Result 2024:
  • bse.ap.gov.in
  • results.bse.ap.gov.in

How to check AP SSC result 2024?
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to download your BSEAP Result 2024:
Step 1: Visit the official website of the Andhra Pradesh Board.
Step 2: Navigate

Ghana’s free high school policy is getting more girls to complete secondary education: Study

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Education drives economic growth and individual well-being. Secondary education, in particular, plays a crucial role. In recent decades, this recognition has encouraged several African countries to make secondary education free. One example is Ghana’s Free Public Senior High School (FreeSHS) policy, initiated in 2017.

The policy aims to remove cost barriers to secondary education, including fees, textbooks, boarding and meals.

As scholars of public policy, we conducted research into the impact of the policy, particularly its effect on the number of girls completing secondary school. We emphasize the educational outcomes of girls because they are at a disadvantage when accessing higher education in Ghana. The educational enrollment and retention of girls in school decreases with each level.

Socio-culturally, if a family has limited resources, they tend to spend more on boys’ education than on girls’ education and this is reinforced by the belief that girls’ labor around the house is more valuable.

The results highlighted that the state’s absorption of education costs had served as a critical incentive for students to complete secondary education—and more so for girls.

Our paper is the first to quantitatively evaluate the policy’s impact on education outcomes. Also, by focusing on

St. Augustine’s moves classes online: 5 things to know

Starting April 1, St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh will move classes online and most students will stay home after the Easter break. The move comes as the historically Black university continues to deal with the fallout from accusations of years of financial mismanagement.

St. St. Augustine’s is a 157-year-old private Episcopal university and the smaller of Raleigh’s two HBCUs. The university has about 750 students on its 100-acre campus just outside downtown Raleigh.

Classes move online

The university’s interim president, Marcus Burgess, announced that the school would go to remote learning in an email to students and staff Wednesday.

“While we strive to maintain the quality of education, it is also our utmost responsibility to ensure the safety, well-being, and dignity of the SAU community, especially our students,” he wrote.

Burgess said the school held meetings with students, faculty and staff before making the decision.

Some students will be allowed to stay on campus, he said, “including student-athletes on the track team, international students, and students working internships will remain on campus until our commencement ceremony on May 4th.”

Accreditation in question

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges voted to end St. Augustine’s accreditation late last

Education opportunities at Lancashire Adult Learning

“It’s never too late to learn” says Andrew Parkin from Lancashire Adult Learning, part of the Nelson and Colne College Group.

The College has a full program of both adult and university programs that are now open for enrollment.

From Easter, a number of adult courses will commence – including courses focusing on employability, health and social care, ICT and digital inclusion, languages ​​and wider family learning.

Higher Education University courses, starting in September, include computing, construction, engineering, business, finance and law, early years and education, sport, health and social sciences, and higher level apprenticeships. A list of courses can be found here.

Andrew Parkin, Assistant Principal for Adult Learning and Technical Curriculum, continued: “With an impressive 96.2 per cent success rate, Lancashire Adult Learning is the number one college in Lancashire for adult learners.

“We understand that returning to study can feel intimidating, but our expert tutors make you feel at ease and guide you through the course to ensure you get out of it as much as you put in.

“Both our adult courses and university courses equip people with the knowledge they need to upskill or reskill. There is a wide range of courses, some of them

Education board raises concerns about 2 ‘overspent’ federal grants | News

The Guam Education Board flagged concerns about financial discrepancies in two federal grants allocated in 2021, indicating that the Guam Department of Education may have overspent $400,000 worth of federal funds.

Education Board Chair Mary Okada said funds from the Fiscal Year 2021 American Rescue Plan are appropriate for individuals with disabilities have been exhausted, with an overspend of $100,000.

“There are several, and this report is as of March 14, 2024, and this clearly indicates the FY21 ARP individuals with disabilities, this shows a negative available balance of $100,000,” said Okada. “That means it’s overspent.”

She said the report also shows overspending worth $274,627 in the FY 2021 Rural and Low-Income School program.

“Then we also have consolidated grant, FY21 RLIS of $274,627 as a negative balance. This is an over expenditure,” he added.

GDOE Deputy Superintendent of Finance and Administrative Services Joann Camacho said adjustments are still to be made.

Camacho’s report also indicated expired funds, Okada said, including $213,032 for special education Part C and $2.7 million for state grant Part B.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C authorizes state grants for programs serving infants and toddlers with disabilities while Part B entails education of