Category Archives: Education

25% drop in educational standards after Right to Education Act: TSR Subramanian

New Delhi: Not impressed by the highly regarded Right to Education Act (RTE), former cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian said India has witnessed as much as “25 percent drop in standards of education” after RTE. “RTE has done enormous good but still there are gaps. One is ‘quality’. RTE talks of infrastructure quality but it requires tremendous attention and detailing. “But Read More


No Detention Policy: Centre may leave decision on states

New Delhi: States may soon overturn the policy of “No Detention” upto class VIII as a top advisory board on education on Tuesday left the decision on the issue to their discretion, while the HRD Ministry will soon take a call on compulsory examination for class X under the CBSE. These were the decisions taken at a meeting of Central Read More


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This Fall in Higher Education

Summer vacation is officially over in Washington, D.C. Congress is not likely to do much – it’s back in session for a brief window before heading out until after the November election. But the Obama administration enters its final leg with a number of regulations, decisions and new policy initiatives to handle – many of which should shape up for Read More


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Outlining Entrance Exams for a Successful Career with iit colleges in india

Breaking the IIT JEE is successfully one of the hardest that any youth can go up against while endeavoring to get instigation into any of these premium specific establishments, starting with the IITs. Here a little piece about the request outline, information about the dates, thus on of the choice test, finally certain vital inputs on the most ideal approach Read More


Baseline tests for four-year-olds: Ministers forced to make humiliating U-turn after admitting they are ‘unfair’

David Cameron’s government has been pressed into yet another U-turn Getty Ministers have been forced to abandon controversial plans to judge primary schools according to new tests for four-year-olds after admitting that to do so would be “inappropriate and unfair”. The humiliating U-turn came after a study showed that tests offered by the three different providers could not be reliably Read More


Primary schools accused of ‘social segregation’ by rejecting poorer pupils in favour of children from richer homes

Places at church schools are highly competitive Getty Primary schools in England have been accused of “social segregation” after a report showed more than 1,500 schools were turning away disadvantaged pupils in favour of children from higher-income families. A report from the Sutton Trust found some of the most popular primary schools – particularly faith schools – had complicated oversubscription criteria that actively Read More


One in four primary schools is full or over capacity

Forecasts show that 295,000 more primary-age pupils will be enrolled in schools by 2020 Monkey Business Images/REX/Shutterstock Labour Party MPs have criticised the government’s “failed approach to planning for school places” as a “broken system”, amid claims that one in four primary schools is now full or over-capacity. Statistics from the Department for Education suggest that around 23 per cent of Read More


BRICS universities join grad programming

A network of universities has been formed with the aim of establishing joint graduate programmes across universities in BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. L-R: Victor Koksharov, Rector of Ural Federal University, Russia; Aline Schleicher, Ministry of Education, Brazil; Diane Parker, Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa; Vinay Sheel Oberoi, Ministry of Human Resource Read More


Student.com racks up more Silicon Valley funding

Following an investment of $60m just two months ago, global accommodation booking site, Student.com, has received another injection of Silicon Valley funds from capital venture firm Breyer Capital. Natalie is a journalism graduate from City University London, who spent part of her degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying mass communication. In her spare time, she Read More