Tag Archives: education

India needs a new education paradigm

Along with improved administration, the system needs an overhaul to address India’s human capital crisis effectively As we embark upon a new decade, India celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Right to Education Act (RTE), which went into effect in April 2010. While the RTE has been censured for its limited focus on governance and learning outcomes, its achievement in ... Read More »

Maharashtra govt to set up think-tank to improve education quality

Maharashtra government will set up a “think-tank” to discuss strategies for improving quality of education in the state. (Representative Image) The Maharashtra government will set up a “think-tank” to discuss strategies for improving the quality of education in the state, School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Sunday. The think-tank will include professionals from various sectors, elected representatives, education experts, ... Read More »

New York education leader appears on child sex crime charge

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A high-ranking New York City education official accused of swapping online messages with an undercover police officer posing as a 14-year-old boy and reserving a whirlpool suite in Wisconsin for a sexual encounter was released Friday on a promise to appear. David Hay, 39, is charged in federal court with child enticement and possession of child ... Read More »

Parties’ education promises won’t help poorer pupils – study

 None of the parties have a coherent strategy to improve access to good school places, the EPI says. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Voters should not be blinded by the main parties’ spending promises on education as their plans are unlikely to improve results for England’s most disadvantaged children, according to a thinktank. The Education Policy Institute said that while the Conservative, Labour and ... Read More »

Arts education should not be a luxury, says Julie Hesmondhalgh

Julie Hesmondhalgh in rehearsals for There Are No Beginnings. Photograph: Zoe Martin Julie Hesmondhalgh, the actor and campaigner, has accused policymakers of conspiring to limit access to arts and culture for British children. Reacting to a report into school provision, Hesmondhalgh told the Observer she was dismayed that arts education was now seen as a luxury. “The idea it is not career-oriented ... Read More »

Why states with best quality school education need to focus on improving infrastructure

This data is meant to be used to incetivise states to improve the quality of their education outcomes through “competitive and cooperative federalism”. (Express photo) Niti Aayog’s recently-released School Education Quality Index (SEQI) is yet another pointer towards the yawning north-south divide in education outcomes, with Kerala leading the ranking of 20 large states’ performance in school education, and Uttar ... Read More »

Special needs education breaking our budgets, warn councils

Councils said the number of youngsters requiring support had risen by 50,000 in five years. Photograph: Imageplotter/Rex/Shutterstock County councils across England are warning that the cost of covering special needs education is breaking their budgets, with local authorities overspending by more than £100m last year to meet the sharp rise in demand. Research by the County Councils Network found that some councils ... Read More »

Draft Policy Proposes Increased Expenditure On Education

Draft National Education Policy makes provisions for increased investment in Education NEW DELHI:  When the Draft Education Policy was released, the suggested three-language formula got all the attention leaving several other major aspects of the policy unattended. The Draft National Education Policy, which had been in the making for quite some time now, is available in the public domain for suggestions and ... Read More »

School education needs to be scaled up

Apart from improving infrastructure, a massive overhaul of teacher training is a must to improve quality of education Bill Gates, in a restrained observation that ought to make us cringe, stated that his “biggest disappointment when it comes to India, is the education system. It should be far better.” Without reforming its educational system significantly, India will be a left-behind ... Read More »

No political interference in drafting of National Education Policy: K Kasturirangan

There was no political interference during the drafting of the National Education Policy, chairman of the drafting committee K Kasturirangan said on June 21.  Addressing a press conference on the sidelines of a lecture on the New Education Policy organised by the Central University of Rajasthan, he sought to address the concerns of states ruled by parties other than the ... Read More »