Education News Headlines

Word sounds help treat reading disorders

Washington , Jan 29

In a finding that may help improve treatment and diagnosis of common reading disorders like dyslexia, a study suggests that phonics should not be overlooked in favour of a whole-language technique that focuses on visually memorising word patterns.

Girls outperform boys in academic achievements globally

Washington , Jan 27

Using international data, researchers have found that girls outperform boys in educational achievements in 70 percent of the countries they studied - regardless of the level of gender, political, economic or social equality.

Boy kicked out of class over haircut

London , Jan 21

A nine-year-old boy was threatened with isolation by his school teachers after he got his hair cut like English club Arsenal star Olivier Giroud.

Indian-American appointed to US university board

Washington , Jan 15

An Indian-American has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Ferris State University in the US state of Michigan, a media report said.

Indian, Pakistani schools in Dubai to sign contracts with parents

Dubai , Jan 12

At least 34 Indian and Pakistani schools in Dubai will adopt a parent-school contract in April 2015, an initiative by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

Master math via body movements

New York , Jan 28

Imagine your kid contorting his or her body and waving arms to master math. This is the future with body-based tasks while interacting with a Kinect for Windows mathematics program, researchers report.

Saudi Arabia seeks closer educational ties with India

Aligarh , Jan 22

Saudi Arabia is keen to intensify bilateral ties with India with education being a priority, said Saudi Ambassador Saud Mohammad Al-Sati during his address at Aligarh Muslim University.

Facebook can help students score better

New York , Jan 21

A survey of over 1,600 college students about their Facebook behaviour has revealed that using social media to make friends and create the support network can help them get good marks.

Indian donates $2.5 mn for UCLA research facility

Washington , Jan 14

An Indian-American has gifted $2.5 million to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), for a new state-of-the-art engineering lab dedicated to integrated microsystems, the university said.

Terror-hit Peshawar school resumes classes

Islamabad , Jan 12

The army-run Peshawar school which was ravaged by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan a few weeks ago resumed its classes Monday, a media report here said.