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The collegians aim to improve the school enrolment rate of children in the slums of the city.(HT Photo)

Mumbai collegians show Mankhurd slum children the way to school

Hindustan Times | By Shweta Verhani
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 12:27 AM IST
To get an insight on the number of non-school going children, the students of St Andrews College (Bandra), Lala Lajpatrai College (Mahalakshmi) and Wilson College (Charni Road) in May conducted a survey in the slums of Mandale, Mankhurd.
`Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ is a flagship government programme for achieving universalisation of elementary education.(HT file)
`Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ is a flagship government programme for achieving universalisation of elementary education.(HT file)

Implement education scheme in state homes for special kids: Bombay High Court

PTI, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 04:03 PM IST
The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to ensure that the key education scheme `Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ is implemented in state-run homes for children with mental deficiency.
The number of students admitted under RTE in unaided schools rose from 80,000 in 2015-16 to 1.7 lakh in 2016-17.(Picture for representation)
The number of students admitted under RTE in unaided schools rose from 80,000 in 2015-16 to 1.7 lakh in 2016-17.(Picture for representation)

Uttarakhand schools’ body to move high court for RTE dues

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2018 11:53 PM IST
Approximately Rs 90 crore is to be paid to over 4,000 private schools in Uttarakhand under RTE. In Dehradun alone, Rs 50 lakh was distributed in July and August, while nearly Rs 7 crore is still pending.
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.

Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation fails to curb dropout rate in schools

Hindustan Times | By Ankita G Menon
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 12:40 AM IST
Instead of improving the dropout rate, the KDMC is focussing on earning revenue from this situation by mulling to rent out the school premises to private bodies
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.
The RTE aims to safeguard education opportunities of students from the economically weaker sections of society.(HT Representational photo)
The RTE aims to safeguard education opportunities of students from the economically weaker sections of society.(HT Representational photo)

RTE Act should not become yet another hoax, says Pune-based activist Javadekar

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 04:16 PM IST
He demanded allocation of 25 per cent reservation based on caste, income, and other criteria.
The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay high court, in the writ petition 687/2018, had mandated the schools from letting the students’ admissions under RTE and have been given the deadline of May 11.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay high court, in the writ petition 687/2018, had mandated the schools from letting the students’ admissions under RTE and have been given the deadline of May 11.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Mandate to admit more than 600 waiting RTE students in 56 Pune schools by May 11

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 04:40 PM IST
This was after a number of parents and RTE activists  protested against the repeated delays in the process, aggravated by the denial of admissions by some schools.
Despite the Bombay high court’s order to provide free education under the RTE, many schools in the city have not complied.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Despite the Bombay high court’s order to provide free education under the RTE, many schools in the city have not complied.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Schools that do not comply with RTE will lose candidacy: zilla parishad

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 04:19 PM IST
Under the primary education department of zilla parishad, a total of 933 schools in the Pune district had qualified in the first round to give admissions under RTE, with reservation of 25 per cent of its seats.
In Pune district, a total of 42,108 applications were made for 16,422 seats in 983 private and public schools.(HT File Photo)
In Pune district, a total of 42,108 applications were made for 16,422 seats in 983 private and public schools.(HT File Photo)

HC asks officials to initiate admissions under RTE Act

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 04:25 PM IST
A batch of 50 parents decided to hold a demonstration outside the office of deputy directorate of education, Camp, seeking concrete assurance.
Online RTE admissions had begun on February 10 and since then the application filling round had alone, undergone three extensions, finally concluding on March 11.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Online RTE admissions had begun on February 10 and since then the application filling round had alone, undergone three extensions, finally concluding on March 11.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

RTE: parents hold another demonstration as students’ futures at stake

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 04:23 PM IST
In Pune district, 42,108 applications were made for 16,422 seats in 983 private and public schools. However, only 6,499 students have received admissions out of 10,228, in Pune district, who were allotted schools in the first lottery results.
To be eligible to secure admissions in the first round, a student must live within 1-kilometer of the school s/he has applied to.(Pic for representation)
To be eligible to secure admissions in the first round, a student must live within 1-kilometer of the school s/he has applied to.(Pic for representation)

RTE admissions Round 1: 1,827 underprivileged children secure seats

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya MS
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2018 12:05 AM IST
The admissions given on Saturday were part of the first round of RTE admissions, issued through a lottery annually
Members of RTE kruti samiti on a hunger strike at Central building, protesting the denial of admissions under the RT, on April 4, 2018.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Members of RTE kruti samiti on a hunger strike at Central building, protesting the denial of admissions under the RT, on April 4, 2018.(HT FILE PHOTO)

RTE admissions deadline receives a third extension, till April 13

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 03:56 PM IST
The date has been extended owing to the flurry of technical errors in the forms against the backdrop of schools agitating against these admissions.
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.
According to directorate officials, once the money is provided to protesting schools, they will no longer be able to deny admissions under the RTE.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
According to directorate officials, once the money is provided to protesting schools, they will no longer be able to deny admissions under the RTE.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

State education directorate receives Rs 138 cr to placate schools agitating against RTE dues

Hindustan TImes, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 03:32 PM IST
United under the Independent English School Association (IESA), several schools across Maharashtra are protesting against the non-payment of reimbursement for RTE admissions, which has been due since 2012.
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