Education News Headlines

Video games teaching Colombian kids about indigenous cultures

Bogota , July 29

Four video games with landscapes, clothing, music and other features of indigenous cultures will help children discover the traditions of Colombia's native communities.

Four Indian-origin kids enter Australian spelling bee final

Sydney , July 27

Four Indian-origin children, including a pair of twins, are among 50 kids who have reached the finals of the Great Australian Spelling Bee contest, media reported on Monday.

Jamaica to shut 18 schools

San Juan , July 23

Jamaica's education ministry will close 18 schools prior to the start of the 2015-2016 academic year in a cost-cutting measure, an official said on Thursday.

Music training sharpens teenagers' brains

New York , July 21

High school music training can improve the teenage brain's responses to sound and sharpen hearing and language skills, a study says.

Is your perception of knowledge just an illusion?

New York , July 20

New research reveals that the more people think they know about a topic in general, the more likely they are to assert knowledge comprising made-up information and false facts, a phenomenon known as "over-claiming".

London campus of Glion now open to Indian students

London , July 28

Glion Institute of Higher Education, among the top three institutions of higher education for international careers in hospitality management, has announced that it will now accept applications for its London campus from students across the globe, including India.

Three Indian-origin scholars among 2015 Asia Studies Fellows

Washington , July 23

The East-West Center has announced the appointment of six scholars, including three of Indian-origin as 2015 Asia Studies Fellows.

Chinese centenarian learns to read, write

Beijing , July 21

A 100-year-old Chinese woman, who had never learnt to read or write, has now mastered over 100 Chinese characters, a media report said on Tuesday.

Indian students drive record New Zealand migration figures

Wellington , July 21

Students from India and China helped drive New Zealand's 11th straight month of annual net gains from migration, more arrivals than departures, in June, the government statistics agency said on Tuesday.

Indian-American part of US chemistry Olympiad team

New York , July 19

Indian-origin Soorajnath Boominathan is part of a four-member team that will represent the US in the annual 47th International Chemistry Olympiad to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from July 20 to 29.