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‘Not another Best Teacher mug’ – what teachers really want for Christmas

As festive tokens of appreciation they are all happily received. But the Christmas presents teachers get from pupils and parents can range from the obvious to the totally random. As parents shop for gifts and the end of term approaches, we asked Manchester’s hard-working teachers to tell us the presents they get, the presents they’d love to get – and ... 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 »

In Madhya Pradesh schools, teachers forced to conduct classes on road

While the Madhya Pradesh education ministry has on Wednesday issued an order for students to say ‘Jai Hind’ at their roll call, the state’s Chatarpur district is suffering from greater issues of lack of basic amenities, that includes the school building as well. After closely surveying the situation of education in the district, it was observed that the ground reality ... Read More »

UP govt asks madrasas to recommend names for teachers’ award

The Uttar Pradesh government has asked madrasas to recommend names for the State Teachers’ Award 2016-17. Applications can be submitted to minority welfare officers in districts from September 11 to September 29. Minorities Welfare Director NP Pandey said teachers with an experience of 15 years can send applications for the Rajya Adhyaapal Puraskar. Differently abled teachers need to have an ... Read More »

JNU admission 2017: Only 53 per cent of total seats on offer, says teachers’ association

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) on Thursday released truncated data, allegedly of its first round of admissions for MPhil and PhD courses, which shows that only 53 per cent of its total seats have been offered for admission. Moreover, of these, only 17 seats have been offered to reserved category students. The JNUTA has alleged that the disparity in intake ... Read More »

One Part Educator, One Part Techie: Why Today’s Teachers Have to Be Both

The last two decades have seen the education sector move at lightning speed especially in the area of educational technology. Fifteen to twenty years ago, technology in education was a debatable subject. Everyone had his or her own views about the impact technology would have on the way we learn. There were, of course, both positives and negatives associated with ... Read More »

Ludhiana teachers asked not to wear jeans as it provocates and distracts students

An order has been forwarded to all the DEOs and principals in Ludhiana to make sure that teachers wear decent clothes to school. The instructions were issued after receiving numerous complaints from parents of students about teachers. Representative Image         An order has been forwarded to all the district education officers (DEOs) and principals in Ludhiana by ... Read More »

Education secretary heckled by angry head teachers

Angry head teachers heckled Education Secretary Justine Greening as she told a conference about her plans for new grammar schools. There were cries of “rubbish” and “no, no” as she said selective schools could close the achievement gap between rich and poor pupils. And the head of Ofsted said too many schools boosted results by removing pupils not expected to ... Read More »

Cengage to upskill 1,000 teachers in Saudi Arabia

The partnership provides teachers in the public education system with online access to Cengage’s National Geographic Learning ELTeach programme and aims to boost the standard of language training across the country. “Saudi Arabia continues to show its commitment to education” The programme focuses on classroom methodology and is designed to help teachers with lesson planning and preparation, focusing on speaking ... Read More »