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Andhra Pradesh High Court.(PTI file)

APHC sets aside two govt orders to convert classes 1 to6 in all schls to Eng mdm

Amaravati | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 08:35 AM IST
The High Court asserted that the medium of instruction in schools, particularly up to class 8, must be in the mother tongue as unequivocally recognized by the National Policy on Education Act, 1968, and various other reports.
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UT has no panel to hear plaints of teachers

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2020 12:47 AM IST
The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2015, after amending the Right to Education Act (2009), had made it mandatory to form a state-level committee under director (schools) to take up appeals of teachers working in government schools
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Decade-old EWS criteria for pvt schools in Chandigarh leaves financially backward in lurch

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 01:32 AM IST
The cap on a family’s annual income for eligibility under the category is 1.5 lakh
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UT invites EWS students to apply for income certificates

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2019 01:10 AM IST
Details uploaded on UT Sampark Centre website

Entry-level intake: Chandigarh schools admitting kids as young as 18 months old

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 09:05 AM IST
Vivek High School, Sector 38, is taking in students of the age 1.5 years in its entry-level class, while Kailash Bahl DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7-B and St Peter’s School, Sector 37-B, are admitting children as old as 2.5 years
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Non-recognised private school in Delhi won’t be shut by MCD : Kejriwal

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2019 01:24 PM IST
“I met representatives of non- recognised private schools. I told them that no school will be closed in Delhi. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi will not be allowed to close any school. The Delhi government believes in opening schools and not closing them,” he tweeted in Hindi.
Representative(HT File)
Representative(HT File)

Right to Education: Supreme Court notice to Karnataka on changing school admission rule

Karnataka | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 07:39 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to look into the legality of the Karnataka government rule, which exempted unaided and private schools from admitting to class one 25 per cent students from the socially and economically disadvantaged groups.
Students with teacher(HT File)
Students with teacher(HT File)

73% seats reserved for poor students in Delhi’s private schools filled, shows data

UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 07:15 AM IST
According to the Right to Education Act, 2009, private schools, excluding minority institutions, should reserve 25% seats for students belonging to EWS/DG groups in all entry level classes (nursery, kindergarten, and class 1) and provide free and compulsory elementary education to them.
For children to have a successful first year in school, their families and schools must also be prepared(SHUTTERSTOCK)
For children to have a successful first year in school, their families and schools must also be prepared(SHUTTERSTOCK)

Start educational reform in Class 1

By Rukmini Banerji
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 07:21 PM IST
The natural curiosity and creativity of children is often discouraged in school. Keeping these alive and growing is a must
Untrained teachers, irrespective of schools being adequately staffed, directly affect student performance. ASER and NAS results make it clear that this is not merely a learning crisis; the Indian school education system is going through a teaching crisis(S Burmaula / Hindustan Times)
Untrained teachers, irrespective of schools being adequately staffed, directly affect student performance. ASER and NAS results make it clear that this is not merely a learning crisis; the Indian school education system is going through a teaching crisis(S Burmaula / Hindustan Times)

Our students are not learning. But are our teachers teaching?

By Shamika Ravi and Neelanjana Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 07:33 PM IST
The good news is that most children are now enrolled in schools. The question is: why are our students not learning sufficiently? We must ask whether the teacher is teaching, and how well is she or he teaching? Our pedagogical practices require serious reassessment
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’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
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”.
Last August, the child’s father, had complained to the SCPCR that the school authorities had subscribed nine expensive reference books apart from the three CBSE books, which was increasing the pressure on the students.(AP file photo for representation)
Last August, the child’s father, had complained to the SCPCR that the school authorities had subscribed nine expensive reference books apart from the three CBSE books, which was increasing the pressure on the students.(AP file photo for representation)

Dehradun school removes Class 1 student, father moves child rights body

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 12:45 PM IST
The father of a class 1 student of a Dehradun-based school has complained to the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) against the school for allegedly removing his daughter from the school roll.
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

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick, 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.
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

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick
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.
The Delhi government may soon grant more autonomy to school management committees (SMCs) in state-run schools, provided that students’ parents make up 75% of its membership.(Photo by Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi government may soon grant more autonomy to school management committees (SMCs) in state-run schools, provided that students’ parents make up 75% of its membership.(Photo by Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

More autonomy likely for Delhi government school bodies

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 09:06 AM IST
The affidavit was filed on February 22 in reply to a petition that claimed that the SMCs were defunct in government schools.
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
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.
Unaided Private Schools’ Association has written to UP government demanding immediate re-imbursement of fees payable to schools for admitting/teaching children of EWS and disadvantaged sections.(File Photo)
Unaided Private Schools’ Association has written to UP government demanding immediate re-imbursement of fees payable to schools for admitting/teaching children of EWS and disadvantaged sections.(File Photo)

Pvt schools on RTE admissions: ‘Will not take EWS kids, if govt doesn’t reimburse fees’

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2019 12:16 PM IST
Private schools in UP on Thursday announced that they will not admit children from Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) under the Right to Education (RTE) in the next session, if the government does not give re-reimbursement for the last six years as per the RTE Act and judgment thereafter.
The database comprises laws, policy decisions and specific provisions with respect to school fees to help parents with their complaints.(HT representational photo)
The database comprises laws, policy decisions and specific provisions with respect to school fees to help parents with their complaints.(HT representational photo)

Pune lawyer creates a database of fee laws for private schools

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ankita Bhatkhande
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 06:27 PM IST
The database comprises laws, policy decisions and specific provisions with respect to school fees to help parents with their complaints.
Officials raided Moon Light Academy on July 13 and shut it down.
Officials raided Moon Light Academy on July 13 and shut it down.

12 get admission under education act in shut school

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vaibhav Jha
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2018 04:33 AM IST
Parents of the 12 children are in a fix after the basic education officer, Bal Mukund Prasad, allotted their wards admission to Moon Light Academy, which was recently closed.
The debate on the no-detention policy takes away the focus from the larger challenges that plague the education system, the critical one being an acceptance that there is a fundamental difference between effective teaching and rote teaching. Bringing back school examinations for children will not fix the problem.(HT Photo)
The debate on the no-detention policy takes away the focus from the larger challenges that plague the education system, the critical one being an acceptance that there is a fundamental difference between effective teaching and rote teaching. Bringing back school examinations for children will not fix the problem.(HT Photo)

Why the government should not scrap the no-detention policy

UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 07:41 AM IST
By scrapping the no-detention policy, the State will not just delete a clause. It will deliver a body blow to the RTE.
Girls on their to school Patlipada in Thane.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Girls on their to school Patlipada in Thane.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Distance learning? For these students near Mumbai, school is a one-hour walk away

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 10:11 AM IST
With kuchha road and no modes of transport, students from 16 tribal hamlets in Thane are forced to take the long walk to reach school
The entry point for school education in the Delhi is nursery admission, which is a highly competitive process with most parents in the city struggling to secure a seat in a few schools of their choice.
The entry point for school education in the Delhi is nursery admission, which is a highly competitive process with most parents in the city struggling to secure a seat in a few schools of their choice.

Delhi govt and private schools to be graded based on academics, infrastructure

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Heena Kausar
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 09:13 AM IST
To evaluate schools on the teaching-learning parameters, the institutes will be asked to submit information on the number of teachers, students, classrooms, library and laboratory facilities.
While problems related to physical infrastructure and mid-day meal schemes in schools are discussed widely, I don’t find much discussion on another key issue that has a serious bearing on the learning levels of students: availability of textbooks before the start of an academic session(HT)
While problems related to physical infrastructure and mid-day meal schemes in schools are discussed widely, I don’t find much discussion on another key issue that has a serious bearing on the learning levels of students: availability of textbooks before the start of an academic session(HT)

Why the learning deficit should not surprise us

Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 01:00 PM IST
Textbooks often don’t reach students in State-run schools on time. This is a drag on education
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