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Private schools preferred over govt ones; learning outcomes yet to improve, says report

May 16, 2016

Private schools preferred over govt ones; learning outcomes yet to improve, says report

62% of children in India attended a government primary school in 2014, compared to 72.6% in 2007-08–indicating a surging preference for private schools. #India #NewsTracker #Education system #Right to Education #Government schools #Private schools #Learning #IndiaSpend #primary education #educational reforms #urban-rural divide
Nitish Kumar emphasises govt's commitment for strict implementation of RTE in Bihar

Mar 29, 2016

Nitish Kumar emphasises govt's commitment for strict implementation of RTE in Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday underscored his government's commitment to strictly enforce implementation of the Right To Education (RTE) Act in state particularly in terms of admission of the wards of poor families in 25 per cent seats in public schools. #NewsTracker #bIhar #Nitish Kumar #Right to Education #Ashok Chaudhary
The madrassa series: Trapped between the Hindu Right and timid reforms, centres of Islamic learning can only be rescued by bold thinking

Feb 25, 2016

The madrassa series: Trapped between the Hindu Right and timid reforms, centres of Islamic learning can only be rescued by bold thinking

Much of the debate is coloured by madrassas' association with extremism and there's a view that government reforms are also prompted by national security concerns. The way “Islam-madrassa-extremism” angle has played out has made even many moderate Muslims, who have no love lost for madrassas, defensive. #BJP #TheLongView #NDA #Hindu #Right to Education #Muslims #islamic #Madrassa
AAP's Delhi education policy rings alarm bells: Teachers up in arms, plan massive protests

Dec 01, 2015

AAP's Delhi education policy rings alarm bells: Teachers up in arms, plan massive protests

The Delhi government’s proposal to amend a provision of the Delhi School Education (DSE) Act, 1973, and the enactment of the Delhi School (Verification of Accounts and Refund of Excess Fee) Bill, 2015, may create trouble for the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Agitated private school teachers and Right to Education (RTE) activists are planning to battle the change through massive protests. #NewsTracker #Education #Right to Education #6th Pay Commission #AAP #7th Pay Commission #Delhi School Education Act 1973 #DSE (Amendment) Bill
Madrassas in Maharashtra were never considered as schools: Minister defends govt move

Jul 03, 2015

Madrassas in Maharashtra were never considered as schools: Minister defends govt move

After reports that the Maharashtra government had termed madrassas as 'non schools' and children going to them as 'out of school student' created a stir, state minister for minorities development department Dilip Kamble has defended the government saying madrassas in the state were never considered schools. #BJP #TheySaidIt #Maharashtra #Maharashtra government #Right to Education #Madrassas #Dilip Kamble
All Bengaluru schools under RTE Act to be compulsory Kannada medium

Apr 01, 2015

All Bengaluru schools under RTE Act to be compulsory Kannada medium

In a move that gives a forceful boost to the mother tongue in Karnataka, the government on Tuesday passed a bill to make Kannada language a mandatory subject from Class 1 to 10 in schools affiliated to Karnataka board, and a compulsory medium of instruction from Class 1 to five. #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Karnataka Government #Right to Education #RTE #Siddaramaiah #Kannada #Kannada language
Gujarat data on provision of toilet, drinking water facilities in schools unreliable: CAG

Nov 12, 2014

Gujarat data on provision of toilet, drinking water facilities in schools unreliable: CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has debunked as unreliable the information provided by Gujarat government on availability of toilet facility. #India #Gujarat #CAG #Education #TheySaidIt #Comptroller and Auditor General of India #Right to Education #Schools #Gandhinagar #RTE #Sanitation #Shashi Kant Sharma
Odisha to shut 195 schools due to low attendance by students

Sep 08, 2014

Odisha to shut 195 schools due to low attendance by students

Odisha government is likely to close down a total of 195 schools due to low attendance by students. #India #NewsTracker #Education #students #Odisha #Bhubaneswar #Right to Education #Schools #low attendance
Supreme Court upholds constitutional validity of RTE Act

May 06, 2014

Supreme Court upholds constitutional validity of RTE Act

The Supreme Court today upheld the constitutional validity of the Right to Education Act, which mandates that 25 per cent seats in all schools be reserved for the economically disadvantaged. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha said that the Act will not apply to aided or unaided minority institutions. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Right to Education #RTE
SC sends notices to central, state govts on RTE plea

Apr 11, 2014

SC sends notices to central, state govts on RTE plea

The petition moved by NGO National Coalition for Education sought the recruitment of one lakh professionally-trained teachers each month to cover the shortfall of 12 lakh teachers within one year. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #PIL #Right to Education #National Coalition for Education