NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre to make its stand clear on a PIL seeking a direction to Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for its “failure” to provide totally free education to students of Class I-VIII under the Right to Education Act.
Issuing notice to the Ministry of Human Resource Development and also to the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), a bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath sought response by May 15.
NIIT Limited has launched ‘Cloud Campus’ by making available new-age skills, to students across the country. Through this, NIIT aims to offer over 100 courses across 300 locations by the end of 2013, thus enabling coverage of over 500,000 students by 2014.
NIIT will offer training programs in IT, Banking, Global Finance, Management, Digital and Social Media Marketing, through Cloud Campus with innovative learning features.
Sayli Udas Mankikar, To avoid confusion and duplicity in the implementation of Right to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, the Maharashtra education department has proposed to scrap the existing laws related to primary education like the Primary Education Act in the state and completely replace it with the RTE.
30-Apr-2013 : NAGPUR: As per the curriculum document 2015 for Secondary School (Volume I), a weightage of 20 marks has been added for assessing Speaking and Listening Skills (ASL) in Std IX and X in the following courses of English in the Summative Assessment – I and Summative Assessment – II.
NEW DELHI: A new independent subject on ‘health’ may be introduced as part of school education under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), according to a senior health ministry official. ‘Health Education’ is likely to be taught between class 4 and class 10.
Those schools in Nagpur district, which submitted bills for admissions given under the Right To Education Act (RTE) last year to education department for reimbursement, may have to wait longer. The reason: no one in the state’s education department has any idea where those bills are! The Nagpur branch claims to have delivered the bills on March 15 at its headquarters in Pune, while the latter claims complete ignorance.
Thankfully, classroom teaching has moved on from linear approach to a self-exploratory approach, writes N N Prahallada.
For long, teacher-led child education is in existence where takes the responsibility for the learning environment. A child is completely dependent on the teachers’ knowledge and expertise. The idea of the child as a blank canvas or blank page was and is prevalent.
Student learning outcomes achievement is arguably the toughest of development challenges. Experience from developing and developed world show that even when schools have good infrastructure, teachers are in place, teaching and learning materials are provided, and both teachers and students attend class regularly, teaching does not automatically translate into learning. Successful pilot experiments of the transactions in the black-box called classroom has proved near impossible to replicate on scale.
While India has achieved considerable success in increasing primary school enrollment and improving input-based measures of school quality over the past 10 years, learning outcomes continue to be abysmally low. This column synthesizes over a decade of research on the challenge of converting increased spending into improved education outcomes and highlights key policy implications
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Dazzled by the potential of free online college classes, educators are now turning to the gritty task of harnessing online materials to meet the toughest challenges in American higher education: giving more students access to college, and helping them graduate on time.