BBC News

UK raises overseas education aid by 50%
BBC News
The UK will increase aid for education in developing countries by 50% to £75m per year, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt will promise. The government has faced criticism over its commitment to overseas aid - and this announcement ...
Rihanna tweets Theresa May urging UK to commit £380m to global education fundThe Independent

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 19:43

The Guardian

'Gender re-education' forces trans women to flee Indonesian city
The Guardian
Transgender people have been fleeing the sharia-ruled Indonesian province of Aceh amid fears of further violence, an exodus that comes in the same week the national parliament proposed criminalising gay and all extramarital sex. In the provincial ...

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 22:38

Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News)

Blockchain-based Project to Verify Education and Work Experience Information
Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News)
Decades ago, David Geffen, a billionaire entrepreneur, lied about attending and graduating from UCLA to obtain a mailroom job at talent agency William Morris. He was desperate to get into Hollywood and knew he will be fired if someone finds out. So he ...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 20:51

TIME

Rihanna Calls on World Leaders to Fund Education for the World's Poorest Children
TIME
In her role as ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education, Rihanna is joining conference co-hosts Senegalese President Macky Sall and French President Emmanuel Macron in Dakar on Friday, Agence France-Presse reports. At the financing ...
International push for education dollars kicks off at Dakar conferenceNews24
Rihanna presses leaders to fund global educationCitizen
Rihanna works to get $3.1B for children's education in AfricaPage Six

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 22:48

Livemint

Education outlay in Budget 2018 set at Rs85,010 crore
Livemint
New Delhi: Finance minister Arun Jaitley said that education is a priority area for the government and allocated Rs85,010 crore for the sector for the year starting 1 April. The budget allocation for 2018-19 is, however, less than 4% higher than the ...

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 17:41

How does limited education limit young people?
Science Daily
"We found that six-and-a-half years later, ninth-graders who had not entered any type of postsecondary education were finding life difficult in today's economy," said Alexandria Walton Radford, Ph.D., the report's co-author and director of RTI's Center ...

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 22:44

Firstpost

Budget 2018: Health, education, sanitation allocation appears to be most in 3 years but it isn't
Firstpost
To fund the increased spending announced for 2018-19, Jaitley said a health and education cess that taxpayers pay would rise to 4 percent from 3 percent. “This will enable us to collect an estimated additional amount of 11,000 crores,” said Jaitley, as ...
Budget for health, education: Challenge to walk the talkTimes of India

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Friday, February 2, 2018 - 02:48

The Wire

Budget Focus on Infrastructure, Digital Education Cannot Work in a Vacuum
The Wire
As we know, the Education Commission (1964-66), popularly known as the Kothari Commission, had recommended spending 6% of GDP on education – which was never achieved. Currently, the allocation is less than 4%. The commission also talked about a diverse ...
Increase in Education Cess Shifts Responsibility on Tax Payer: ExpertsNews18
TOI Budget 2018 analysis: India needs to spend more on educationTimes of India

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Friday, February 2, 2018 - 05:29

Fortune

Online Education, Sony CEO, CBS-Viacom: CEO Daily for February 2, 2018
Fortune
I spent some time yesterday with Chip Paucek, co-founder and CEO of education-tech company 2U, which is rapidly growing its business and now has a market cap approaching $4 billion. Paucek is a reminder that not all good tech companies start on the ...

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 05:29

Norway pledges NOK two billion to the Global Partnership for Education
ReliefWeb
'Norway is one of the largest donors to the Global Partnership for Education and we urge other donors to increase their support. Together we will continue our efforts to ensure that all children and young people have access to education, especially ...

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Friday, February 2, 2018 - 04:54

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