Date: Sun, 2011-04-17
AHMEDABAD: The state is all set to implement the Right to Education (RTE) law and recently issued a notification that included the issue of private schools being asked to reserve 25 per cent seats for underprivileged children.
A meeting of industry representatives, educationists and social activists was held here on Thursday to discuss ways to implement RTE rules in the state, in association with Times Foundation and Yuva Unstoppable.Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-04-17/ahmedabad/29427376_1_free-education-idea-of-school-choice-school-choice
Date: Sun, 2011-03-27
To make the education system more effective and to encourage participation of parents in the decision process, a School Management Committee (SMC) will be formed in every school under the Right to Education (RTE) Act.
A draft regarding the same was issued by the education department on March 22.
The committee will consist of 12 members and will monitor the daily activities of a school.Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_now-every-school-will-have-a-management-committee_1525021
Date: Thu, 2011-03-03
AHMEDABAD: Primary schools will not be allowed to interview children or their parents for admissions from the new academic session beginning June this year. Schools will have to take in children on first-come-first-served basis or by draw of lots. Primary education will work on a whole new set of rules from this academic year after the Gujarat government put out a notification to enforce the right of children to free and compulsory education act, 2009. The new rules apply to all school boards, including state CBSE, ISCE and others.Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Govt-bans-tests-interviews-for-primary-school-admissions/articleshow/7615464.cms
Date: Sat, 2011-02-26
AHMEDABAD: A school for dalits and underprivileged in a village near Rajkot got electricity connection on Friday, six years after it had applied for the same. And the students would have sweated much longer in wait but for the Gujarat high court, which rebuked and fined the power company for its apathy. The school is managed by a trust working for upliftment of scheduled castes.Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Dalit-schools-wait-for-power-ends-after-six-years/articleshow/7583179.cms
Date: Sat, 2011-02-05
According to top officials of the state education department, government is all set to effect thorough changes in the curriculum of primary and upper primary education in accordance with the Right to Education Act (RTE).
Instead of the current curriculum which focuses more on writing answers, the new syllabus will focus more on activity-based learning.
Outdated subjects and chapters will be removed and more informative and knowledgeable ones will be added. It is learned from sources that mathematics will undergo extensive changes.Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_primary-school-curriculum-in-gujarat-may-see-a-major-shake-up_1503512
Date: Wed, 2011-01-12
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) may be making tall claims about improvement in educational standards in municipal schools, but it seems chief minister Narendra Modi is not happy.
So the civic body wants to outsource the teaching job in these schools to two private companies — Zee Learn and IL&FS.
AMC will sign MoUs with these two companies at Vibrant Gujarat summit 2011.
While the MoU with Zee Learn will be a tri-party agreement involving the state government, the MoU with IL&FS will be bilateral in nature.Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_private-teaching-for-30-ahmedabad-municipal-corporation-schools_1493591
Date: Tue, 2011-01-11
In the din of Gunotsav festival for improving quality of education, Gujarat government appears to have had little clarity on how to implement the Government of India's crucial Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. A high-level committee formed several months back, under the chairmanship of former chief secretary Sudhir Mankad, to work out procedural ways to implement the Act is about to complete its job, yet the officialdom doesn't know how to put into action all that the former state bureaucrat has recommended.Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/surat/CCIS-1001-Govt-unclear-on-Act-for-compulsory-primary-edu/articleshow/7256166.cms
Date: Mon, 2010-11-29
A month-long campaign in the rural areas to raise awareness about the Right to Education (RTE) Act has revealed high drop-out rates and dilapidated educational infrastructure across several districts.
The activists have now charged the state government for not forming a commission to implement the Central law. They have said nine others states have already formed a commission, and even where consultations are being organised, it remains “secretive” and “unknown”.Source: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/rte-implementation-in-state-improper-survey/717443/0
Date: Wed, 2010-12-01
In a signal that the Right to Education Act may be operational in Gujarat by next year, the Primary Education Department has decided to form School Management Committees (SMCs) — a basic requirement under RTE — and a government resolution on the same is expected soon. Under the Act, each school should form an SMC with at least three-fourths of it’s members drawn from parents or guardians of the students in that school. The resolution would initiate this process.Source: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/first-step-to-rte-govt-nod-soon-for-school-management-panels/718418/0