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No textbooks, no benches, and unsafe classrooms: Faridkot reflects state of school education

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Incomplete set of text books, no benches to sit and unsafe classrooms mark the state of school education in the district. This, even as chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, no less, expressed his disappointment at the 57% result in Class-10 at the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). After his much-publicised comment, government… Read more »

Privatisation of education minus robust supervision will be a disaster

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NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday said the government needs to exit infrastructure projects and even look at handing over schools and colleges to the private sector as is the case in Canada and Australia. At the same time, he was critical of India’s private sector, terming it as “most irrational”… Read more »

New highlights of school education in Pune: Going beyond rote learning, including those left behind & using technology

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If the number of schools is any indication, then the education sector in the city has seen nearly 100 per cent growth in the last two decades. From 2,626 schools affiliated to the state board of education in 2004, to 3,405 schools in 2017, the number has seen a sharp… Read more »

Why all education institutions should make humanity a compulsory subject

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All of us want to pursue different careers and courses have been designed to teach and develop various professions. These help us monetize our talents and thus contribute to economy and growth. Is economical and technical stability the only basis of measuring our country’s prosperity? In the race to gain… Read more »

One School's Quest for Personalized Public Education

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SAN DIEGO—To understand just how far Vista High School will go to keep kids interested in school, consider the case of 17-year-old Hernan Hernandez and his skateboard. Hernan, an avid skateboarder, was bored in gym class. So were his classmates. So, late this spring, Hernan approached Principal Anthony Barela with a potential… Read more »

The Schools Transforming Immigrant Education

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Katherine Zelaya sits in the front of her math class, leading her table of classmates in a word problem that’s asking them to determine the median and mean for a set of numbers. “¿Por qué?” she chimes in, asking Maria Alejandra to tell her why she came to a certain… Read more »

Big change:Babus, not academicians, to oversee education in Punjab

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The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has decided to make structural changes in its set-up, by appointing bureaucrats instead of academicians in top positions. The decision was taken in a meeting of the board held on Friday. Until now, academicians were appointed in the administrative posts such as secretary. Now,… Read more »

Education system dehumanised, mass producing clones: Delhi HC

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New Delhi: The education system has become “completely dehumanised” into a machine which is “mass producing clones” and frowning upon individuality, the Delhi High Court said on Tuesday. “It (education system) is completely de-humanised. It is a machine. The human element has been completely taken out. The contact between teacher and… Read more »

Education department to lead ‘mission Aadhaar’ for school children in UP

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The primary education department has been tasked with making Aadhaar cards of students of classes 1 to 8 in Uttar Pradesh. A government order issued by special secretary, (primary education department) Dev Pratap Singh says the students who still do not have an Aadhaar card issued in their name will… Read more »

Corruption in education: Teachers education council asks staff to declare income and assets

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To curb corruption and bring in greater transparency, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has asked all its employees to furnish details of their income and assets including property that will be put up on its website. According to sources, the council has over a period of time received… Read more »