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Michael Gove’s ‘brain flip’ poisoned schools extremism debate

Park View academy in Birmingham gave children the gift of attainment – those who trashed its reputation do not appreciate the cost of what has happened. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian In 2014 the so-called Trojan horse scandal broke in Birmingham, when it was said that a group of hardline conservative Muslim governors and teachers had set out to systematically take Read More

Illinois’ new education accountability plan gets a mixed grade in independent review

Of the states that turned in their homework early to the U.S. Department of Education for how they’ll roll out a major overhaul in education policy, Illinois’ adaptation got a mixed grade in an independent review. Bellwether Education, a research and policy think tank, read through 17 state plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act submitted in April and scored Read More

Cluster Innovation Centre has many choices for you

Delhi University offers unique courses at the Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC), with a keen focus on innovation. The courses are not just aimed at preparing students for a fast-changing innovative world but they also use unique concepts such as ‘meta college’ and ‘meta university’ to allow them to experience multiple colleges and universities during the course. The CIC offers two Read More

Institutions’ autonomy hinges on academic quality: Niti Aayog

The move is aimed at providing adequate autonomy to those institutes that are performing well so that they can go for high level research. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: Entrusted with a task to suggest reform measures for the higher education sector, Niti Aayog has said centrally funded educational institutions that are performing well will get more financial and operational Read More

In China, universities teach how to go viral online

Jiang Mengna (2nd left) attending a dance class at the Yiwu Industrial & Commercial College in Yiwu, east China’s Zhejiang Province. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP Shanghai: A 21-year-old student walked around her campus in China using invaluable skills she learned in class: Holding a selfie stick aloft, she livestreamed her random thoughts and blew kisses at her phone. Jiang Mengna is Read More

Consider making maths optional for Class 10: Bombay HC to education boards

The Bombay high court noted that a high percentage of students drop out of schools after Class 10 as they are not able to clear maths and language papers. Photo: HT Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Monday asked education boards to consider making mathematics an optional subject for Class 10 students to help them pursue arts or other vocational Read More

Karnataka assembly passes bill to reserve National Law School’s 50% seats for state students

Karnataka higher education minister Basavaraj Rayaraddi said this year out of 80 students only two are from the state. Bengaluru: The Karnataka legislative assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed the National Law School of India (Amendment) Bill 2017 which proposes to reserve 50% seats in the premier institution for students who are residents of the state. State higher education minister Basavaraj Read More

CBSE also makes mistakes, should not have scrapped re-evaluation policy: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Friday orally observed that the CBSE ought not have done away with its re-evaluation policy as it also makes mistakes in evaluation of answer sheets. “You (CBSE) should not have done that. You too make mistakes,” Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said while hearing a student’s plea for re-evaluation of her class 12 board exam answer sheets Read More

NEET key released: Answers to 3 questions challenged

  Chandigarh-based national eligibility entrance test (NEET) aspirants have filed objections to the answer key released by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), claiming that some answers are “wrong”. Students have challenged some answers in the Biology and Chemistry sections . ‘Consider our objections’ NEET aspirant Gurasis Singh Sodhi, who has filed an objection to three questions, said, “I have Read More

Delhi CET results 2017 declared: check for result

Candidates are selected through the CET based on their performance. Photo: HT New Delhi: The Delhi Department of Training And Technical Education (DTTE) has released the results of the Common Entrance Test (CET) on Friday on the official website at Here are the steps for students to check their results ■ Log on to official website ■ Find Read More