Education

Education: RE-3 providing laptops

Morgan County RE-3 School District Superintendent Dr. James Hammack was excited to share that the district would have Chromebook laptops available for district students and most of the faculty for this upcoming school year. “It’s a very big step forward for our school district in being able to provide instruction that is centered around technology that effectively prepares our kids ... Read More »

Higher Education Grants to Minority Students Saw Significant Dip in Last 5 Years, Govt Data Reveals

New Delhi: In what is likely to impact the morale of students from minority communities pursuing higher education in the country, a data provided by the government shows there has been a significant decrease in the number of scholarships granted and in the number of students who have benefited from these grants in the last five years. The allocation of scholarships ... Read More »

Draft National Education Policy needs relook, say science academies

‘Outdated syllabi, dismal infrastructure, poorly trained teachers among major issues affecting school education’ The draft National Education Policy (NEP) 2019 may contain some well-conceived suggestions, but on the whole it has many drastic recommendations that would damage, rather than improve, the entire fabric of education system, said top scientific bodies in the country. In a document released early this week, ... Read More »

Kamal Haasan backs Suriya over draft education policy

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan (Photo: PTI) Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan on Tuesday extended support to actor Suriya and slammed the Tamil Nadu government and the Centre over the draft national educational policy. In a statement on Twitter, Kamal Haasan said he agreed with many points raised by Suriya regarding the draft educational ... Read More »

Budget 2019: Education sector gets ₹94,854 crore, research gets leg up

NEW DELHI: The union budget Friday allocated ₹94,853.64 crore for education sector in 2019-20, an increase of nearly₹10,000 crore of what 2018-19 budget estimates had pegged for the sector. While in 2018 budget estimate had pegged ₹85,010 crore, the revised budget had curtailed this number to ₹83,625.86 crore, the budget documents showed Friday. Of the total ₹94,853. 64 crore education budget, ₹56, 536.63 crore has been pegged for ... Read More »

Is Education 4.0 the future of learning?

The basic purpose of education and training is to empower an individual to lead successful life and contribute best to himself, family, society, nation and to humanity Every child is a born genius. He is gifted with potential in certain areas. He comes with a “right to earn a successful life” and the education system must enable him to do ... Read More »

Sex education: Llanelli MP says no child should be excluded

There is a “strong case” for scrapping parents’ right to remove children from sex and relationships education, according to a Welsh Labour MP. Llanelli MP Nia Griffith told BBC Wales she did not “want to see any child excluded from those lessons”. The Welsh Government is considering whether to make the lessons compulsory. A consultation on the issue has concluded ... Read More »

Benefits of Solving Sample Papers for Board Exams

Board exam are conducted every year for class 10 and 12 students. These exams are a matter of concern for the students as students start feeling the pressure of board exams from the beginning of the academic session. Due to this their focus gets diverted to scoring high marks instead of learning the concepts, which does no good to the ... Read More »

Policy | Is the State literate about education in India?

The 100-day action planenunciated by the MHRD in the realm of education after the results of the general elections is a welcome sign. However, with the release of the Draft National Education Policy 2019, the State seems to have shot itself in the foot as regards the three-language formula wherein learning of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking regions (read the southern states) ... Read More »

National Education Policy-2019 | J&K to oppose semester-system exams at school level

While the student have been seeking rollback of semester-wise system exams at under graduate level, the government of India has proposed introduction of this system of exams at secondary and senior secondary level. “The secondary and higher secondary classes should be treated as single unit with introduction of semester wise exams for each class. Under this decision there will be ... Read More »