Tag Archives: school

HRD introduces 70-point grading index to assess quality of school education in states

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has introduced a 70-point grading index to assess the quality of school education offered by states. “We have decided that a state performance grading will be done wherein the states will be marked out of 1,000 scores on 70 parameters,” HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters here. This will give the correct picture of ... Read More »

Government approves integrated school education scheme

Calling it a ‘holistic approach to education’, the government said the integrated school education scheme will lead to ‘an integrated administration looking at school as a continuum’. Photo: HT New Delhi: In a decision aimed at bringing together all school education-related schemes, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government on Wednesday approved an integrated school education scheme that will subsume Sarva Shiksha ... Read More »

Proposal approved to provide maternity benefits to Delhi government school guest teachers

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has announced provision of maternity benefits to thousands of guest teachers working in Delhi government-run schools. The Delhi Guest Teachers Association has been demanding regularisation of over 17,000 guest teachers, pay parity when compared to permanent teachers and maternity benefits. The proposal has finally been approved. As per the official order, “It has been decided to ... Read More »

Ryan School murder case: CBI questions Class 11 student, no evidence against bus conductor

Demonstrators protest outside Ryan International School in Gurgaon as they demand action against the school. File photo: PTI New Delhi: A Class 11 student who allegedly wanted the parent-teacher meeting and exams to be postponed has been apprehended in connection with the killing of a seven-year-old boy in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Wednesday. ... Read More »

Proposed education legislation amounts to ‘school capture’, says FEDSAS

“This type of state control that goes against everything a democracy stands for.” This is the opinion of the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (FEDSAS) regarding the proposed Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill. Laerskole Nelspruit, Laeveld, Bergland, Witrivier, Malelene, Barberton, Sabie, Clivia and Nelspruit Primary, Hoërskole Nelspruit, Bergvlam, Rob Ferreira, Barberton, Sybrand van Niekerk and Lowveld High School, and ... Read More »

Tata Steel launches ‘The Green School Project’ with TERI in Odisha

To make students aware of the most damaging effects of climate change that they need to cope with soon, Tata Steel and TERI are launching the Green School Project in Odisha. Green School Project by Tata Steel and TERI Tata Steel, in association with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), has launched ‘The Green School Project’, an initiative to create ... Read More »

Tata Steel launches ‘The Green School Project’ with TERI in Odisha

Nvidia announced a new entry-level 16GB Shield TV bundle for $179 on Thursday, matching the price of the new Apple TV 4K launching tomorrow. The $179 Shield TV bundle comes with the console and Nvidia’s remote, but not the dedicated game controller included with the $200 16GB Shield TV. The omission lets Nvidia go toe-to-toe with Apple on pricing, but considering that the standalone Shield ... Read More »

Strengthening school safety: Centre forms panel to monitor implementation of guidelines

After the barbarous murder of a student in Gurgaon and rape of a girl by a school peon in the national capital made headlines, the Centre has decided to form an inter-ministerial committee to monitor implementation of safety measures in its schools across the country. Utilizing Nirbhaya funds  It was also suggested that the Nirbhaya funds, set up in the ... Read More »

Heavy school bags in Maharashtra CBSE, ICSE schools: State to seek centre’s intervention

School students in Maharashtra may be granted relief as the Union Human Resourse Development minister Prakash Javadekar has planned to approach the state government to discuss the issue of heavy schoolbags carried by students studying in schools affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). School Education Minister Vinod ... Read More »

Government has no plans to remove Rabindranath Tagore from school books: Prakash Javedekar

The text on Rabindranath Tagore will not be removed from school textbooks, HRD Minister Prakash Javedekar assured Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Replying to TMC MP Derek O’Brien’s question during the zero hour, Javadekar said that the government has respect on Tagore and all others who had contributed to the freedom and literature of the country. “We hail everybody and nothing ... Read More »