Luxembourg increases higher education funding by 25 per cent
Luxembourg will invest €1.44 billion (£1.28 billion) in higher education and research over the next four years, a 25 per cent increase on its previous budget.   Marc Hansen, minister for higher education and research, said that more than half of this funding (€766.8 million) will go to the country’s only university, the University of…

The Global Partnership for Education, a worthy and capable initiative to promote education in 65 low-income countries, is begging for funds. The fact that it must do so – and for a paltry $1 billion per year, at that – exposes the charade of the US and European commitment to education for all. NEW…

Diocese education director, former McCort principal retiring
A longtime Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown educator will wrap up her career in June. Sister Donna Marie Leiden, a former Bishop McCort principal who has served as director of education for the diocese since 2007, is retiring June 30, diocese officials announced Tuesday. “It has been a pleasure to educate young people in the faith. I…

1. Draft Council Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning What is the main aim of this Recommendation? The objective of the proposed Recommendation is to improve the development of key competences (e.g. literacy, languages, or civic and digital skills) in education systems, for people of all ages throughout their lives and to provide guidance…

Nevada ranks last in US for education, but officials upbeat
Nevada has again ranked last in the nation for education — but state education officials don’t want the public to despair. The Silver State landed at 51st out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in Education Week magazine’s latest Quality Counts report, frequently used as a national comparison for the quality of…