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Trends in school enrolment and dropout levels

Trends in school enrolment and dropout levels

The Union budget speech recognized the need to measure learning outcomes in schools. An amendment has been introduced to the Right to Education (RTE) Act to permit detentions after class V and class VIII after a test, remedial education and a retest. In light of this, the following data captures some trends with respect to [...]

November 14, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Trends in school enrolment and dropout levels

300 school children in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli fall ill after inhaling toxic gas

300 school children in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli fall ill after inhaling toxic gas

A representational image. Nearly 300 students were taken ill in Shamli after inhaling toxic gas emitted by a sugar mill near their school . Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Lucknow: Around 300 students were taken ill on Tuesday after inhaling toxic gas emitted by a sugar mill near their school in Shamli district, the police said. Uttar Pradesh [...]

November 10, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on 300 school children in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli fall ill after inhaling toxic gas

AIIMS MBBS result 2017: Top 10 from one Kota coaching school. Isn’t it odd?

AIIMS MBBS result 2017: Top 10 from one Kota coaching school. Isn’t it odd?

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS 2017 examination results, which came out on Thursday, has baffled many of us. Here’s why: Ten students who were coached for the examination by a single tutorial, Allen Career Institute, in Rajasthan’s Kota have grabbed the top 10 ranks in these intensely competitive exams. Last year too, [...]

June 15, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on AIIMS MBBS result 2017: Top 10 from one Kota coaching school. Isn’t it odd?

Wanted to drop out of school, Bharatpur labourer’s son scores 98% in Class 12

Wanted to drop out of school, Bharatpur labourer’s son scores 98% in Class 12

Seventeen-year-old Amit Kumar, son of a labourer from Bharatpur, emerged as one of the top scorers in the science stream with 98.2% marks in the Class 12 exams of the Rajasthan Board, the results of which were announced on Monday. Amit scored 100 each in Chemistry and Mathematics and 97 in Physics. The Board did [...]

May 18, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Wanted to drop out of school, Bharatpur labourer’s son scores 98% in Class 12

No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

Punjab’s director for public instructions (DPI), secondary, has written to all district education officers (DEOs) and principals to ensure that teachers wear decent clothes to school. The motivation behind the orders is cited as complaints by parents of students about teachers, particularly women, wearing “provocative”, “glittery” and “fashionable” clothes. The order says in Punjabi: “Sarkari [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Arne Duncan, Education secretary under President Obama, condemned protesters who briefly blocked Betsy DeVos from entering a Washington, D.C., public school on Friday morning. “Agree or disagree w @BetsyDeVos on any issue, but let’s all agree she really needs to be in public schools,” wrote Duncan, who served as Education secretary for seven years under [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a school as education secretary: Howard University

Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a school as education secretary: Howard University

Betsy DeVos, just sworn in as education secretary after Vice President Pence cast a tiebreaking vote in the Senate to confirm her appointment, visited Howard University on Thursday to meet with university leaders. It was her first visit as secretary. On Friday, she visited Jefferson Academy, a public school in Washington, where protesters greeted her [...]

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School Choice Is The Only Way To Save U.S. Education

School Choice Is The Only Way To Save U.S. Education

The United States is in the midst of an education crisis; this is not news. The underperformance of American students, particularly in science and math, is well-known, as is the education bureaucracy’s dereliction of duty in the country’s poor and urban communities. Almost all Americans seem to acknowledge the failures of the government school system; [...]

December 8, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on School Choice Is The Only Way To Save U.S. Education

Niti Aayog conducts workshop on school education quality index

Niti Aayog conducts workshop on school education quality index

Government think tank Niti Aayog has organised the first regional workshop on School Education Quality Index (SEQI) to improve the learning outcomes among school children, the Aayog said today. The workshops on SEQI, organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), saw striking evidence on factors that determine the quality of school [...]

November 9, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Niti Aayog conducts workshop on school education quality index

HRD Ministry falls behind schedule in the improvement of school education

HRD Ministry falls behind schedule in the improvement of school education

NEW DELHI: Months after a review by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) found that the human resource development (HRD) ministry was lagging behind on several deliverables, a review of the ministry by Niti Aayog has found that not much has changed, especially in the department of school education. The Aayog has found that the ministry [...]

October 15, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on HRD Ministry falls behind schedule in the improvement of school education

Are education savings accounts the new private school vouchers?

Are education savings accounts the new private school vouchers?

Public school supporters want to keep state money out of the pockets of private schools, although the idea — popular among conservatives — is gaining traction months before the legislative session. Advocates of the so-called school choice movement want the state to give each Texas student who no longer wants to attend public school an [...]

September 14, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Are education savings accounts the new private school vouchers?

School officials welcome ‘moral education’ in UAE curricula

School officials welcome ‘moral education’ in UAE curricula

ABU DHABI // Educators have welcomed the introduction of “moral education” to school curriculums, as thousands of them prepare to return to the classrooms today. The initiative was announced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. It aims to promote ethics, personal and community [...]

August 28, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on School officials welcome ‘moral education’ in UAE curricula