APP ATTACK: EXPLORE AN EDUCATIONAL 3D WORLD WITH LEAPFROG ACADEMY

Having trouble keeping your kids from being glued to their tablets this summer? If you can’t stop them, you might as well make sure the content they’re consuming is educational. For parents who don’t want to splurge on a LeapFrog Epic — or any other high tech toys for that matter — LeapFrog has another alternative. With the release of LeapFrog Academy, your kids might not even realize they’re spending vacation time actually learning. The app — available for iOS and Android — offers curriculums in adventure form for preschool students through first grade. There’s a…

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Brilliant Brains Academy, G-Tech partner to create 10,000 jobs in Ghana

Brilliant Brains Academy one of the new entrants in the computer training and software development in Ghana has entered into a partnership with the world renowned computer education giant, G-Tech Computer Education, to provide sound and effective computer training for Ghanaians. The partnership which was sealed in Accra last week is set to create 10,000 jobs for the youth by 2020 through computer education. Under the program, G-TEC computer will run courses in financial accounting, database administration, hardware and networking, software engineering, web animation etc with certification from some major…

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Ofsted chief criticises academy chains

England’s largest academy chains have “serious weaknesses” as bad as the local authorities they were intended to replace, Sir Michael Wilshaw has told the education secretary, Nicky Morgan, in strong criticism of the government’s flagship school improvement programme. In a memo to Morgan published on Thursday, the Ofsted chief inspector singled out seven of the worst-performing multi-academy trust (MAT) chains, citing weak leadership, poor performance and lack of oversight as among the concerns found by his inspectors. “Many of the trusts manifested the same weaknesses as the worst performing local…

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