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Explained: Government wish list for schools

Draft for new National Education Policy is public, open for feedback, suggestions, discussion. What does it prescribe for schools, from enhancing learning to restructuring curriculum and Board exam format?

IIM-A Study: ‘Parents lack trust in govt schools, place faith in tuition teachers’

The research, conducted on foot by visiting the surveyed households, found that despite 35 per cent of household incomes being spent on education, parents expressed general dissatisfaction and helplessness about the schooling experience.


Karnataka: Chorus grows louder for appointment of standalone primary education minister

Ever since N. Mahesh, the lone Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) minister in the Congress-JD(S) coalition government, resigned last October, several activists and education experts have sought for an urgent replacement.

English medium classes back in Karnataka government schools after 25 years

The Karnataka education department has asked teachers of selected 947 Kannada and Urdu government schools to visit households in the locality to promote admissions, post-election and examination-related duties. A comprehensive training programme, beginning April 29, is in the pipeline for teachers to be trained with special modules on effective English teaching.

Noida govt schools perform better than aided schools: NCERT Survey

The NCERT survey found that the average performance of students in government and aided schools in environment studies subject in Class 3 was 65.59 per cent and 65.53 per cent respectively.

Drop ‘govt’ from govt schools to attract students: Punjab panel

The committee was of the view that the level of education in government schools in the state had gone so low that even average families felt an “insult” in sending their wards to government schools and hence recommended that they instead are named after freedom fighters, martyrs and renowned personalities.


Mumbai: Anti-tobacco sessions for schoolchildren

In the 517 schools of the north region, from Kurla to Mulund and Mankhurd, in the last one week, 350 teachers have been trained on tobacco control. Another 100 would be trained in the coming days.

Unpaid for months, govt school teachers in Jalandhar face a bleak festive season

Sources in the DGSE office said the salaries may not be released any time soon for reasons best known to higher authorities. An Education Guarantee Scheme teacher gets a monthly salary of Rs 5,000 salary.

From Pune rural school classroom, a lesson in Marathi for NRI students in Australia

During the sessions, teachers from both schools were first introduced to the students, who then proceeded to recite Marathi alphabets, numbers, songs and stories.

One teacher per govt school in Delhi: 50% of posts for sports teachers vacant in schools

Of the 228 filled posts, 64 are permanent teachers, 114 guest teachers, and 50 serve as ‘banks’ and are deployed in different government departments. Among graduate teachers (TGTs), supposed to teach junior classes, 489 of 1,369 posts are vacant.