Ill-equipped private madrassas in Assam ignore child rights, junk formal education; girl students often end up as child brides
The private madrassas are one of the key reasons for low rate of income among the Muslim community as hardly anyone graduating from these ill-equipped institutes will have a chance to survive in today's competitive job markets.
Delhi HC raps AAP govt over lack of special education teachers in schools, orders relaxation of age to meet demand
The Delhi High Court has ordered the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to grant age relaxation to candidates for appointment of special education teachers (SETs) in a bid to meet the growing demand for these trained professionals in state-run schools
Maharashtra school bandh: Around 4,400 institutes closed on Monday to protest skewed implementation of RTE Act
A bandh was called by the Federation of School Association of Maharashtra (FSAM) after the state government failed to respond to the issue raised by the administration in a letter dated 24 January
Every morning, children of Chiraigaon village in Varanasi don their red and grey school uniforms and head to Barthakalon Secondary School — to sweep, mop and clean it.
'Education a priority but don't expect miracles': SC dismisses plea seeking several directions on RTE implementation
Refusing to monitor the RTE implementation in the country, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, "Don't expect miracles. India is a huge, huge country. Priorities are many and certainly, education is one of the priorities."
Monsoon Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha passes bill to amend RTE Act, scraps 'no detention policy' in schools
A bill to amend the Right to Education (RTE) Act to abolish the 'no detention policy' in schools was passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar says 'cramped' NCERT syllabus will be reduced by half, proposes amendment to RTE Act
Union Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar announced that the government has decided to reduce the cramped NCERT syllabus by half.
Shiksha Bachao Abhiyan: School vouchers to revamp primary education? Time India debated efficacy of programme
The current method of delivering primary education is not yielding the desired results. It is perhaps time to bring in the school voucher programme.
As Narendra Modi champions rickshaw puller for opening 9 schools, RTE Act is killing willpower of budget schools
If Narendra Modi wants more initiatives like that of Ahmed Ali’s that he mentioned in his Mann Ki Baat address, he has to bring in a drastic overhaul of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, if not a complete junking of it
Despite several efforts, including enacting the Right to Education Act, as many as 48,379 children were out of school in Maharashtra
Prakash Javadekar offers relief to school children: NCERT syllabus to be cut by half from 2019 onwards
In a bid to provide relief to school students, the NCERT syllabus will be reduced by half from the 2019 academic session, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has said.
English, cost of education forcing Delhi students to drop out of private schools, reveals NCPCR study
Communication in English, cost of extra curricular activities are major reasons for students to drop out of private schools in Delhi
In Maharashtra, over 10,000 children's right to education in jeopardy as govt to shut down schools with 10 or fewer students
On 2 December, the state government came up with a circular saying 1,296 schools that have 10 or less students will be closed down, as it feels the low student count was a sign of poor quality of education.
Supreme Court suggests separate schools for children with disabilities: Observation violates laws on equality; hampers inclusive education
Supreme Court's observation recommending separate schools for disabled children is contrary to inclusive education and equal opportunity recommended in Indian laws on education and disability rights
India on Tuesday ratified core International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions 138 and 182 on child labour to fight against the menace and achieve the objective of child labour-free nation.
Bharatsinh Solanki slammed the BJP government saying that it failed to implement RTE act in Gujarat which resulted in commercialisation of education.
Despite Delhi government’s doubling of the education budget, many municipal schools have failed to provide school uniforms and writing materials to students as required under the Right to Education Act, show three cases filed in the Delhi High Court.
The Delhi government on Wednesday announced a new education reform plan seeking to check drop-out of students and improve education quality with special focus on the weakest students.
Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on 16 May had announced that the Narendra Modi government would bring about such a policy change by 26 May which hopes to bring about an impetus to the education system in India.
It has been six years since the Right to Education Act has been enacted and yet recent data shows that more than 60 lakh children in India are out of school.