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Eastern Innovation Spree: Indian Schools Are Making Students The ‘Technology Drivers’

Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi met with students from the Russian educational centre Sirius and talented Indian children. Over the years, technology has touched every aspect of human life. And the education system is a significant part of it. The importance of technology today has reached such a level that it is getting imperative for students to learn about the Read More

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‘It’s dangerous’: full chaos of funding cuts in England’s schools revealed

The impact of the funding crisis in England’s schools is laid bare in a Guardian investigation that reveals a system falling apart at the seams, with teachers covering for canteen staff and cleaners while essential funds are raised by parent donations and “charity” non-uniform days. Teachers and parents who responded to a Guardian callout complained there was not enough money even for basics Read More

Education-focused REITs as capital source for schools

REITs provide long-term growth capital minus the debt burden to school owners. Photo: Mint India has over 497 million people in the education-seeking category of 5-24 years, or 37.1% of the country’s total population, according to the United Nations. Of these, 377 million young Indians fall in the school-going category of 5-19 years—this demographic dividend has generated considerable optimism, given Read More

Gujarat High Court Directs Schools To Reserve 25% Seats For Poor Children Under RTE Act

Gujarat HC Directs Schools To Reserve 25% Seats For Poor Children NEW DELHI: The Gujarat High Court, yesterday, directed the state government to make sure that schools which are affiliated with the state board should implement the 25 per cent reservation for poor children as per the Right to Education (RTE) Act. The schools have been asked to begin the Read More

Pressure on UK schools to tackle mental health grows

At some schools, the number of students seeing counsellors is rising A few years ago, none of the staff at Hendon School, a state secondary school in north London, knew what to do about children with mental health problems, according to assistant headteacher Noelle Doona. But after the headteacher committed suicide in 2015, the shock started a conversation between the Read More

Foreign languages not to be part of 3-language formula in schools

Foreign languages such as German and French may not be part of the three-language formula in schools from the next academic session. Photo: Mint New Delhi: Foreign languages such as German and French may not be part of the three-language formula in schools from the next academic session. The HRD ministry is believed to have communicated to the Central Board of Read More

Equal Education leads march for safety at Western Cape schools

Thousands of people marched in Cape Town on Friday because children are not safe at many Western Cape schools. Nongovernmental organisation Equal Education led a march‚ which included civil groups and teachers unions‚ to the gates of Parliament where they delivered a memorandum to the national departments of education‚ police‚ social development and finance. The demands included better allocation of Read More

Education secretary to head private schools regulatory body

Earlier a minister was supposed to head the institution. PHOTO: FILE PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has amended the recently promulgated Private School Regularity Authority Bill-2017, allowing the regulatory body to be headed by the secretary elementary and secondary education department. Under the original bill passed by the provincial assembly, K-P Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education was supposed to head the Read More

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Left-handed children ‘penalised’ by lack of support in UK schools

Children are still “penalised” for being left-handed with ministers lacking the information to understand the scale of the problem, education campaigners have warned. It is also feared a disproportionate number of prisoners are left-handed, with calls to research whether classroom struggles trigger a “downward spiral” in which pupils get low marks, their self-esteem drops and their future opportunities are damaged. Read More

Govt considering allowing girl students at Sainik schools

MoS for defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: The government is considering a proposal to allow girls to study at Sainik schools and girl cadets at the National Defence Academy (NDA), union minister Subhash Ramrao Bhamre told the Lok Sabha on Friday. During the Question Hour, the minister of state for defence said there were 26 Sainik schools Read More