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Top ten rank holders in AIIMS MBBS entrance test our students, say rival schools

Top ten rank holders in AIIMS MBBS entrance test our students, say rival schools

India’s coaching centres sell dreams to millions of young students, often claiming sureshot formulas to crack the country’s tough medical or engineering exams. Many of them also deliver on their promise. But the cut-throat nature of the business played out in a bizarre manner on Thursday with two institutes laying claim to the top ten [...]

June 16, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Top ten rank holders in AIIMS MBBS entrance test our students, say rival schools

Education Secretary DeVos pledges support for magnet schools

Education Secretary DeVos pledges support for magnet schools

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday pledged support for magnet schools in a bid to repair ties with proponents of public education in the wake of a bruising confirmation battle, but also slammed her critics for rejecting innovation and change. In one of her first public speeches since taking office last week, DeVos [...]

February 16, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Education Secretary DeVos pledges support for magnet schools

If you care about our public schools and our democracy, beware of Betsy DeVos and her vouchers

If you care about our public schools and our democracy, beware of Betsy DeVos and her vouchers

The confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos provided an inordinate amount of drama: guns and grizzlies, an all-night talkathon on the Senate floor, and Vice President Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote — and with good reason. DeVos, now confirmed as secretary of Education, is not just another inexperienced member of the president’s Cabinet. She is an ideologue [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on If you care about our public schools and our democracy, beware of Betsy DeVos and her vouchers

Guiding those missing education to night schools

Guiding those missing education to night schools

For almost a decade now, 34-year-old Niranjan Giri, a night school teacher, says he has had only one priority — making night schools popular. He travels to different corners of the city, convincing those who can’t access school during the day to take up education in night schools. “Night shift for me in not by [...]

December 31, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Guiding those missing education to night schools

Does Trump’s education pick want to ‘advance God’s Kingdom’ using schools?

Does Trump’s education pick want to ‘advance God’s Kingdom’ using schools?

Betsy DeVos, a national leader in the school choice movement, may be bringing the religious culture wars to public education. Trump has tapped DeVos, who once talked about her work as an effort to “advance God’s Kingdom” and compared that to a biblical battleground, to head the Education Department. POLITICO obtained an interview with DeVos [...]

December 4, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Does Trump’s education pick want to ‘advance God’s Kingdom’ using schools?

Roping in schools to focus on sports education

Roping in schools to focus on sports education

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mysuru, is organising a roundtable discussion on sports education with the schools from Mysuru at Hotel Quorum at 3 p.m. on November 28. The agenda of the round table will be to — understand the existing programmes run by schools currently; understand constraints in investing in sports programmes; present [...]

November 23, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Roping in schools to focus on sports education

Schools, parents, and the business of education

Schools, parents, and the business of education

Thank you, dear parents, for handing over to us your most precious possession. We truly appreciate the trust and faith you have reposed in us and feel privileged that you and I are partners in this venture of child rearing. But like all partnerships this one too comes with its own set of rules and [...]

November 5, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Schools, parents, and the business of education

Microsoft launches Minecraft: Education Edition for schools

Microsoft launches Minecraft: Education Edition for schools

Microsoft wants kids playing Minecraft in class, and it’s hoping that schools will not just let them, but support them. It’s launching a version of Minecraft today called Minecraft: Education Edition that includes some classroom tools and a way to roll out accounts to every student in a class or district. The app has been [...]

November 2, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Microsoft launches Minecraft: Education Edition for schools

Cash-strapped schools consider introducing four-day week

Cash-strapped schools consider introducing four-day week

Schools in West Sussex are warning they may have no option but to cut their hours – even floating the idea of a four-day week – unless they are given emergency financial help from the government. After years of underfunding, headteachers in every primary, secondary and special school in the county have written to parents [...]

October 4, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Cash-strapped schools consider introducing four-day week

Justine Greening drops plan to scrap parent governors in schools

Justine Greening drops plan to scrap parent governors in schools

Parents will keep the right to have places on school governing boards, the education secretary, Justine Greening, has announced. Greening told the Commons education committee on Wednesday that she was dropping plans by her predecessor Nicky Morgan to eliminate reserved places for parent governors in England’s state schools. Morgan’s original proposal to abolish places for [...]

September 14, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Justine Greening drops plan to scrap parent governors in schools

Portland schools’ latest health controversy: Peanut butter and jelly

Portland schools’ latest health controversy: Peanut butter and jelly

Aware that students in Oregon’s largest school district faced danger from lead paint, radon and tainted drinking water this year, the Portland school board pressed pause this week on buying something else some parents say could harm children’s health. Uncrustables. Yes, the individually packaged peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from Smucker’s lack crusts. But other features have [...]

July 17, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Portland schools’ latest health controversy: Peanut butter and jelly

Hamilton’s latest education announcement makes four new schools in four years

Hamilton’s latest education announcement makes four new schools in four years

Hamilton’s giddy growth rate has forced the building of another new school in the burgeoning northeast of the city. The new school will chalk up a tally of four new schools built in four years when the latest one opens in 2019. The most recent announcement was a new primary school in Sylvester, the suburb just north [...]

July 17, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Hamilton’s latest education announcement makes four new schools in four years