Tag Archives: ‘School

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 »

Students can now take ‘mental health days’ off from school in Oregon—here’s why

As the amount of money companies spend on the mental health of their employees continues to rise, there has been a movement among workersand employers alike to make mental health a priority and even to destigmatize such issues with “mental health days” off for professionals. Now the trend seems to be making its way into schools too. A new Oregon law allows students there ... 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 »

‘Accidental activists’: Essex parents fight academy trust’s takeover of school

 Parents, pupils and teachers march through Waltham Abbey to protest at the takeover of Holy Cross school by Net Academies Trust. Photograph: David Levene/The Guardian About 150 children and parents have marched to save their Essex school from being forcibly taken over by an academy trust, in one of the largest protests of its kind. Five- and six-year-olds waved placards ... Read More »

School Teachers Can Help Increase Physical Activity In Kids

Involvement of teachers as participants in school recess — leading games, monitoring play and ensuring conflicts — may boost kid’s physical activity, a new study has found. Recess is seen by educators and policymakers as a valuable part of a child’s school day, in part because physical activity plays an important role in helping to curb high child obesity rates. ... Read More »

New York education leaders: Scrap charter school teacher proposal

Chancellor elect Betty Rosa, left, speaks with Commissioner of Education Maryellen Elia, right, after her election during a meeting of the New York State Board of Regents on Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Education Department building in Albany, N.Y. Rosa will take office on April 1st replacing Merryl H. Tisch. (Skip Dickstein/Times Union) ALBANY — The state’s top education ... Read More »

Video: Presidium School flouts CBSE rules by issuing TCs to children mid-session

A CBSE affiliated school, Presidium Indrapuram, in Ghaziabad has issued transfer certificates to a few students in the middle of the session on July 25, defying CBSE rules and Bye-laws, Article 21A of the Constitution in particular and of Section 16 of the RTE Act in general. Parents had been protesting against exorbitant fee hikes and illegal charges. Their wards ... Read More »

In this Madhya Pradesh school, students are forced to study in toilet

In a primary school in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch district, the students are being forced to study in a disused toilet as there’s no school building, reports said. Set up in 2012, the school, which is being run by a single teacher only, is situated nearly 35 km away from the Neemuch district headquarters. Till 2013, the school functioned out of ... Read More »

Bridgeport Middle School gets technology coach

Bridgeport Middle School Principal Jonathan Colvin and technology coach Shannon McClain (Source: WAFF) JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) – A Jackson County middle school is partnering with Internet giant Google to better use technology in the classroom. It involves the hire of a full-time technology coach. This is actually the first of two Google grants that begin this school year. New technology ... Read More »

Senator: Chances of school finance bill ‘slim to none’

Photo: Courtesy Texas State Preservation Board. IMAGE2OF23 Biggest issues and players of the 85th Texas Legislature   The Texas Legislature convened January 10 and will tackle a number of issues facing the state. Keep going for a look at the biggest issues and the players who will shape the session.  IMAGE 1 OF 23 Interior of the Capitol in Austin ... Read More »