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Last updated: Dec 15 2017 04:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘Alarming’ transition rate in Delhi govt, MCD schools 15.12.2017 DNA: Top News
Almost half of the students studying in Delhi government schools did not move to the secondary level through examinations between 2015-17, while in primary and middle classes, they were promoted irrespective of their learning levels, states a report released by an NGO on Thursday. “The transition rate of students in state government schools from Class 9 to 10 at 56.95 percent whereas it is 98.55 percent from Class 7th to 8th for the academic year 2015-16 to 2016-17,” says the report titled ‘State of Public (School) Education in Delhi-2017’ which has been compiled by NGO Praja Foundation on the basis of information collected by RTIs and Surveys. Calling the transition rate “alarming”, the report said, “It clearly shows that students were promoted irrespective of the learning levels in the earlier years and the teachers either were ‘callous’ in their approach or the monitoring of RTE norms was not stringent.” Under Right to Education (RTE) 2009, it is mandatory to promote students to higher classes every ...
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56% private schools have medium-quality teaching 15.12.2017 DNA: Top News
Claiming "higher discrepancies" between resources available and the learning outcomes, the Praja foundation report titled 'State of Public (School) Education in Delhi- 2017' on Thursday said that "there is no constraint on available resources". "In terms of the infrastructure available, teacher quality and budget allocation, there is no constraint on available resources. The corporation is faring well on the student-teacher ratio, the quality of teachers is above average and the budget estimate has been set by the state government at Rs 49,740 per child," the report said. According to Right to Education (RTE) rules, primary schools must have a student-teacher ratio of 30. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) schools, on the contrary, had a much higher student-teacher ratio from 2014-15 to 2016-17. However, in terms of quality of teaching, 63 per cent of state government and 55 per cent of MCD schools show an average level of teacher quality. "On an average, teachers from 55 per cent MCD schools ...
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Unrecognised schools to move HC 14.12.2017 Hindu: Home
DEOs and AEOs had issued closure order two months ago
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"Go to the Hills" seems to be echoing in the valley alone: LVA 11.12.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
"Go to the Hills" seems to be echoing in the valley alone: LVA
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No detention, a boon or bane? 9.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Does repeating a class motivate a child to study better or force him or her to drop out?
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RTE reservation likely to be extended to aided schools 9.12.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Parents hoping to get a seat for their children under the RTE quota for the 2018–19 academic year have reason to cheer as the number of schools they can choose from is set to expand. With the aim of ...
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SC dismisses plea seeking one nation, one syllabus for children aged 6-14 8.12.2017 DNA: Money
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking 'one nation and one syllabus' for children aged 6-14 years throughout the country. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said that a common syllabus is not possible and dismissed the petition. Senior advocate Sajan Poovayya, appearing for primary school teacher Neeta Upadhaya, wife of BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Upadhaya, said that introduction of common education system will advance the objective behind the Right to Education (RTE) Act. To this the bench said that court can't do this and common syllabus can't be introduced. The petitioner had sought a direction to the Centre in spirit of the Article 21A of the Constitution and to establish "One Nation-One Education Board" system. The plea had saidthat introduction of the new system would substitute the existing multi-board system like Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) board and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It also sought ...
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Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking `one nation and one syllabus` for school children 8.12.2017 Zee News : India National
The plea said that injury is caused to the children because prevailing education system does not provide equal opportunity to all the children.
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Centre may use Aadhaar to return child dropouts to school 8.12.2017 Deccan Herald - National
The Centre may use Aadhaar database to track and return children dropping out of school. A high level committee, headed by Union School Education Minister Upendra Kushwaha, has recommended this strategy. To track down children, who have dropped out of school, the committee suggested that all children in the age group of 5-14 years are enrolled for Aadhaar number. To achieve this, the panel said the ministries of Human Resource Development, Women and Child Development and Labour and Employment must work together with the states. "The creation of database of all children, including out of school children, using UID (Aadhaar) will facilitate the local authorities to maintain record of the children as mandated under Section 8 of RTE Act," the committee noted. The database would also help return dropouts to school as mandated under Section 9 of RTE Act, it said. "Parents of such children can be approached by the local authorities and motivated to re-admit their wards in school. Once a child is motivated to ...
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‘Budget must focus on job creation, health’ 6.12.2017 HBL: Home
Social sector representatives meet Jaitley
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FM holds his Fourth Pre Budget Consultation Meeting for Union Budget 2018-19 with the Stakeholders across Social Sector Organizations 6.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley today held consultations with the representatives from more than twenty Social Sector Stakeholder organizations. The stakeholders represented interests for Dalit Human Rights, Right to Food, Right to Education, Budget and Governance Accountability, Child Protection concerns, senior citizens’ needs, water conservation needs, nutrition and health concerns. FM agreed with Stakeholders demand that Administrative Ministries should release Welfare Schemes funds on priority to beneficiaries.
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Millet-based ready-to-cook foods launched 5.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Community production centre inaugurated by DDS
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Kolkata rape: GD Birla school faces legal action after abrupt shutdown, rights body says fate of 7,000 students at stake 4.12.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Days after the sexual assault of the 4-year-old at Kolkata's prestigious GD Birla school sparked massive outrage, the West Bengal Commission for the Protection of Child Rights today said that the institution will face legal action over the abrupt shutdown. The development comes after the GD Birla Centre of Education on Sunday put up a notice outside its main entry that the school is going to be closed down for indefinite period. On Monday, Members of West Bengal Commission for the Protection of Child Rights visited the school even as the parents continued to protest for fourth consecutive day. “Management can't just shut the school like this. Child Rights’ commission is the nodal body for the implementation of Right to Education (RTE). There was a test which was supposed to start today. We will initiate legal action against them. We will talk to state education minister Partha Chatterjee as well,” said Ananya Chakraborty, chairperson of the commission. She also said that it was the question of 7,000 ...
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1,314 ZP schools with less than 10 students to close 3.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Govt. says their students will be accommodated in other schools nearby; academicians call the plan ‘preposterous’
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An IAS officer changes children's lives 2.12.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
How Raipur's District Collector Om Prakash Choudhary ensures that poor children study at good schools.
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Teachers do not want to work in rural areas: Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar 2.12.2017 India Today| NATION
Speaking to India Today, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said problem lies with the deployment of available teachers because most teachers do not want to work in rural areas.
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SC verdict quashing appointment of assistant teachers who didn't clear TET leaves many in plight 2.12.2017 India Today| NATION
The plight of ad hoc teachers is a symptom of the rot in our elementary school education system.
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UK, EU struggle for Irish compromise four days from deadline 1.12.2017 All International Stories
The pound continued to strengthen on Thursday on hopes of a breakthrough in divorce talks, which have shown little progress for months
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CBSE to formulate policy for education of special needs children 30.11.2017 deccanherald.com
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to formulate a policy for education of children with special needs at its schools across the country. It has recently constituted a committee, assigning the task to it. According to the terms and reference of the panel, it will not only formulate a policy for the education of children with special needs but also frame comprehensive guidelines for the education of the "slow learners." The committee has also been mandated to suggest reforms in the current examination system to ensure that all children with special needs get an education with other children in an inclusive classroom environment without facing any discrimination or bias. Children with special needs continue to face various problems in getting an education with other children in regular schools despite clear provisions made in the Right to Education Act Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009. The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016, ...
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Don’t treat people as files, CM Vasundhara Raje warns officials 30.11.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje, while expressing anguish over officials over the attitude of entangling work in red tapism, said that ‘people should not be treated as ‘files’. She made the statement while chairing sixth review meeting of Raj Vikas over video conference on Wednesday. She was displeased over a case from Pratapgarh in which an applicant for land deed allotment was made to make rounds of several government offices for eight months. “If an application is not in accordance with the norms, the applicant should be informed of the same. A person should not be forced to make rounds of offices like a file folder,” she instructed the officials. In a similar case from Udaipur where a complaint related to RTE was kept pending for considerable period of time, the chief minister ordered the district collector to initiate action against officials concerned. She not only instructed the officials to ensure that public grievances are addressed in time but also instructed school education secretary to ...
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