RHHS teacher tapped for national education award
Anthony Pitts, a 12th-grade language arts teacher at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School, will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala on Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The NEA Foundation said Pitts will be one of 38 public educators to receive the award. Awardees…

International advisory group calls for education improvements
Image copyright Getty Images More needs to be done to improve the way some subjects are taught in Scotland’s schools, according to a government panel of education experts. The Scottish government advisors also said efforts to raise attainment should not result in the broader development of a child being overlooked. Education Secretary John Swinney has…

Tencent backs Indian education startup BYJU’s at a valuation of $800 million
Tencent, Asia’s highest-valued tech company, has continued to invest in India after it backed online education service BYJU’s. The startup that includes the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Sequoia among its investors. The size of the investment has not been disclosed, but a source close to the deal told TechCrunch that it values BYJU’s around the $800…

Spotlight on Medical Education
Learn about the power of financial aid from the perspective of alumni and current students. Listen to their reflections as they discuss the impact financial aid had ……

New Oriental Education: Why It Has 23% Upside
Brokerage UOB Kay Hian has raised its price target on New Oriental Education & Technology Group (EDU) by 25% after the China-based education and after-school tutoring group unveiled its fourth quarter earnings. The company reported a 23% year-on-year increase in fourth quarter revenues, while net operating income rose 40% from the same time last year. Full…