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Alleging harassment of kids admitted under RTE, Rajasthan man hacks schools’ servers, issues TCs to 130 students

By Jaykishan Sharma | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 04:25 PM IST
He wrote to the district superintendent of police and district education officer, confessing his crime and alleging that these schools were pressuring the families of children admitted under the Right to Education act
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Economic pressures due to Covid-19 pandemic could be prompting parents to pull their children out of private schools.(Shutterstock)
Economic pressures due to Covid-19 pandemic could be prompting parents to pull their children out of private schools.(Shutterstock)

Covid forces exodus of students from private to government schools in Chandigarh

By Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 01:18 AM IST
Of the 9,233 students admitted to government schools between Classes 1 to 8 this year, 4,985 (54%) were from private institutes
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This year, a total of 14,135 students applied, as against 7,069 available seats under the quota in the city. Of these, 2,522 students have confirmed their admissions.(HT Photo)
This year, a total of 14,135 students applied, as against 7,069 available seats under the quota in the city. Of these, 2,522 students have confirmed their admissions.(HT Photo)

Mumbai civic body extends deadline for admissions to city schools under 25% RTE quota

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 05:08 PM IST
As per a circular issued on Tuesday, admissions of students whose names have been selected in the online lottery can take place until September 15
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RTE admissions in UP private schools: Application process to start from March

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 04:23 PM IST
RTE application process will begin from March 2 in three phases in UP.
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Govt to start rationalisation, 2,565 surplus primary teachers identified

By Navneet Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 11:15 PM IST
REJIG Process being carried out as per RTE norms under which pupil-teacher ratio of 30:1 is to be maintained
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Research has shown that inadequate access to developmentally appropriate inputs and environment during the “early years” not only affects children’s ability to cope with school but can also have lifelong implications(Getty Images)
Research has shown that inadequate access to developmentally appropriate inputs and environment during the “early years” not only affects children’s ability to cope with school but can also have lifelong implications(Getty Images)

The importance of learning in the early years

By Wilima Wadhwa
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 08:16 PM IST
If children enter school without requisite competencies, learning gaps develop early and grow over time
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9,500 seats reserved for poor students vacant, DoE invites applicants

By Fareeha Iftikhar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2019 09:59 AM IST
Under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, 25% of seats in entry-level classes — nursery, Kindergarten (KG) and I — in all private schools are to be reserved for the EWS category. This year, the DoE had invited applications for 45,000 seats across 1,700 private schools in Delhi.
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Representative(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Rajasthan schools asks EWS students under RTE to pay 8- year fee

By Aparnesh Goswami | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 10:31 AM IST
According to the parents, the students from economically weaker section (EWS) families were admitted to the school under Right to Education (RTE). But the school authorities said the admissions were not under RTE and the parents were informed about this but they kept delaying payment of fees.
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The education department has ordered an inquiry into the case to examine the facts and assured the parents that no school will be permitted to charge any undue sum from the parents. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
The education department has ordered an inquiry into the case to examine the facts and assured the parents that no school will be permitted to charge any undue sum from the parents. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)

Bikaner school asks parents to clear fees pending for 8 years; threatens legal action

By Aparnesh Goswami | Hindustan Times, Bikaner
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 01:45 AM IST
According to the parents, students from economically weaker sections (EWS) were admitted to the school under the Right to Education (RTE). But the school authorities said the admissions were not under RTE and the parents were informed about this. However, they kept on delaying payment of fees.
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The number of students enrolling in RTE schools has witnessed a decline.(HT Photo)
The number of students enrolling in RTE schools has witnessed a decline.(HT Photo)

Efforts to promote RTE school seats are half-hearted

By Manoj R Nair | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 12:47 AM IST
Around 39,000 seats, including 4,000 in Mumbai, set aside for students from financially distressed families, remain vacant
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Private schools in Jharkhand will have to pay Rs 12,500 to Rs 25,000 for RTE recognition

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 09:54 AM IST
The DSE said the school authorities running class-1 to 5 schools would have to deposit challan of Rs 12, 500 in the treasury as inspection charge for RTE recognition
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After the end of the first lottery, 3,957 students secured admissions , while 1,907 students did not take admissions.(Photo for representation)
After the end of the first lottery, 3,957 students secured admissions , while 1,907 students did not take admissions.(Photo for representation)

Schools set to reopen but 9K students in Thane district wait to get RTE seats

By Ankita G Menon | Hindustan Times, Thane
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 01:35 AM IST
Parents in dilemma as dates for second lottery yet to be announced
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The civic body’s education department on Friday said it will not allow fresh applications for the second round of school admissions under the Right to Education (RTE) quota(HT Photo)
The civic body’s education department on Friday said it will not allow fresh applications for the second round of school admissions under the Right to Education (RTE) quota(HT Photo)

No fresh applications for round 2 of RTE admissions: BMC

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2019 02:26 AM IST
In the first round of RTE admissions, 2,261 of the 3,532 selected students were admitted into schools. This year, over 11,000 students had applied for more than 7,000 seats across 356 schools in the Mumbai region.
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The Congress government is considering reopening those schools, said education minister Govind Singh Dotasra on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
The Congress government is considering reopening those schools, said education minister Govind Singh Dotasra on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

4,000 schools may be reopened in Rajasthan

By Nikita Bishnoi | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 09:42 AM IST
With the merging of the schools, the new schools were nearly 5 km to 20 km away for the student.
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The Centre’s affidavit came in response to a PIL by NGO Social Jurist, which had sought an extension of the benefits of the RTE Act for the EWS and disadvantaged group till class 12.(HTPHOTO)
The Centre’s affidavit came in response to a PIL by NGO Social Jurist, which had sought an extension of the benefits of the RTE Act for the EWS and disadvantaged group till class 12.(HTPHOTO)

‘Consideration of RTE extension only after new govt’

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 04:38 AM IST
In an affidavit, the Union human resource development ministry informed the court that extension of the RTE to class 12 would require more “synergic cooperation between different levels of government and will have large financial implications”.
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The education department said that 2,261 students have confirmed their admissions for seats under the Right to Education (RTE) Act in schools after the end of first round.
The education department said that 2,261 students have confirmed their admissions for seats under the Right to Education (RTE) Act in schools after the end of first round.

2,261 students confirm admissions for seats under RTE in first round

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 03:05 AM IST
This leaves 1,271 vacant seats after the end of round 1 of admissions.
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Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)

After chaos, students get time till May 4 for RTE admission in Thane

By Ankita G Menon | Hindustan Times, Thane
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 12:55 AM IST
Admission for the first round of shortlisted students was Friday but parents alleged that schools did scrutinise the documents
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One hundred and seventy four schools in Mumbai and Thane have not received any applications for admissions under the Right to Education (RTE) quota.
One hundred and seventy four schools in Mumbai and Thane have not received any applications for admissions under the Right to Education (RTE) quota.

RTE seats in 174 city, Thane schools vacant

By Ankita Bhatkhande | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2019 02:39 AM IST
For the academic year 2019-20, 11,584 aspirants applied for 7,491 quota seats, of which, 1,948 students confirmed their admissions.
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Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar(File)
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar(File)

Backlog of training 14 lakh primary teachers in D.El.Ed completed: Prakash Javadekar

By Asian News International | Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2019 12:42 PM IST
“Teacher education is key to education reform. The backlog of training of 14 lakh untrained primary teachers since 2009 when the RTE was passed has been successfully completed,” he wrote.
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Panel formed to suggest measures for effective execution of RTE
Panel formed to suggest measures for effective execution of RTE

Panel formed to suggest measures for effective execution of RTE

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2019 10:30 AM IST
The move comes after the commission received numerous complaints from parents of children from economically weaker sections (EWS) and are enrolled in private schools under the RTE Act.
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RTE first round: Over 3,500 students get seats(Hindustan Times)
RTE first round: Over 3,500 students get seats(Hindustan Times)

RTE first round: Over 3,500 students get seats

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2019 05:17 AM IST
This year, a total of 11,584 applications had come in during the first registration round conducted between March 5 and 30 for the Mumbai region. A total of 7,491 seats are available across 356 schools in the region.
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Our current school curriculum is purely academic in nature and assumes that all those who complete the compulsory stage of elementary education will continue on to secondary and then to higher education.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Our current school curriculum is purely academic in nature and assumes that all those who complete the compulsory stage of elementary education will continue on to secondary and then to higher education.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

The education system, as it stands today, doesn’t make the grade

By Rukmini Banerji
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 10:41 AM IST
Whether to participate in PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) or not is the least of India’s problems. India’s young need to move beyond basics.
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UP witnesses decline in online RTE applications

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2019 03:44 PM IST
THE BASIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT RECEIVED 20,000 APPLICATIONS IN LUCKNOW AND OVER 13,500 APPLICATIONS IN VARANASI
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RTE admissions: 11,542 apply in first round of registrations(AFP)
RTE admissions: 11,542 apply in first round of registrations(AFP)

RTE admissions: 11,542 apply in first round of registrations

By Ankita Bhatkhande | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2019 04:16 AM IST
Sudhir Paranjape, an activist from NGO Anudanit Shiksha Bachao Samiti, said authorities have to do much more to ensure more children from underprivileged families make it to private schools.
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According to statistics there has been a steady rise in RTE admissions -- from 54 in 2014 to nearly 4,000 in 2015, around 17,200 in 2016, about 28,000 in 2017 to as many as 42,000 in 2018.(Representative image)
According to statistics there has been a steady rise in RTE admissions -- from 54 in 2014 to nearly 4,000 in 2015, around 17,200 in 2016, about 28,000 in 2017 to as many as 42,000 in 2018.(Representative image)

UP pvt schools soften stance over admission of EWS kids under RTE

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 02:02 PM IST
The private schools, which were earlier adamant on not giving admission to economically weaker section children under the Right to Education Act due to non reimbursement of their fees by the state government, have now soften their stance and are willing to give admission to the unprivileged children.
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Ali Ahmad (centre), Saksham (right), Abdullah (left) and Krishna (back) – students who did well in their exams.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Ali Ahmad (centre), Saksham (right), Abdullah (left) and Krishna (back) – students who did well in their exams.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

These kids admitted under RTE outshine fellow students of private school in annual exam

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2019 04:45 PM IST
Four students clear Class 1 exams with flying colours, but parents can’t afford uniform and stationery for these kids.
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Picture for representation only.(HT PHOTO)
Picture for representation only.(HT PHOTO)

4,000 private schools in Maharashtra threaten to strike over RTE issues

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2019 12:12 AM IST
While over 4,000 private English medium schools across the state threatened to join the strike, around 250 schools from the city have given a written confirmation regarding their participation
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The Delhi government has invited suggestions from students, teachers, parents and counsellors to help a committee constituted to look into the state’s right to education (RTE) rules in the wake of the Centre’s decision to do away with the ‘no-detention’ policy.(Arun Sharma/HT file)
The Delhi government has invited suggestions from students, teachers, parents and counsellors to help a committee constituted to look into the state’s right to education (RTE) rules in the wake of the Centre’s decision to do away with the ‘no-detention’ policy.(Arun Sharma/HT file)

Delhi government invites suggestions over RTE amendments in no-detention policy

By Fareeha Iftikhar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2019 07:09 PM IST
The Delhi government has invited suggestions from students, teachers, parents and counsellors to help a committee constituted to look into the state’s right to education (RTE) rules in the wake of the Centre’s decision to do away with the ‘no-detention’ policy.
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The city government also asserted that vendor’s or publishers cannot step into the shoes of the Academic Authority which is a statutory body. It said that the petition is not maintainable and liable to be dismissed.(HT File)
The city government also asserted that vendor’s or publishers cannot step into the shoes of the Academic Authority which is a statutory body. It said that the petition is not maintainable and liable to be dismissed.(HT File)

Prescribe only NCERT, SCERT texts for its students: Delhi govt to High Court

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2019 08:41 AM IST
The petition also claimed that the circular is directing the use of a particular set of books, thereby violating of the bylaws of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
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The Delhi government’s move seeking the voter ID details of the parents and relatives of students of state-run schools has been challenged in the court.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)
The Delhi government’s move seeking the voter ID details of the parents and relatives of students of state-run schools has been challenged in the court.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)

Voter details of students’ kin collected for RTE: Delhi government tells HC

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 04:15 PM IST
The Delhi government informed a bench of justice Sanjiv Khanna and justice AJ Bhambani that by collecting the data, they can bring back children who have dropped out of school and this was not possible in the absence of a detailed and comprehensive data bank.
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