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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 »

States given full flexibility to impart education in languages they choose: Kasturirangan

How would you respond to the language row — the protests over imposition of Hindi? There is no language imposition and the States are given full flexibility to impart education in the languages that they choose. As far as the three-language formula is concerned, we assumed that every line in this paragraph would be read with respect to flexibility. Unfortunately, ... Read More »

Board Exams: HRD Ministry instructs Boards, States to refrain from spiking of marks

From next year, spiking of marks in class 10, 12 class board exams will no more be allowed according to the human resource development (HRD) ministry’s new advisory. State Boards along with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been asked to abide by the same. Exception As per HT report, however, school boards will continue with a moderation policy to ... Read More »

Board Exams: HRD Ministry instructs Boards, States to refrain from spiking of marks

From next year, spiking of marks in class 10, 12 class board exams will no more be allowed according to the human resource development (HRD) ministry’s new advisory. State Boards along with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been asked to abide by the same. Exception As per HT report, however, school boards will continue with a moderation policy to ... Read More »

FAQ: Where will Washington state’s 7.3 billion education dollars go?

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs into law a measure that seeks to bring the state into compliance with a court mandate to increase state dollars to basic education Thursday, July 6, in Olympia. Washington state has been in contempt of court for lack of progress on satisfying a 2012 state Supreme Court ruling that found that school funding was not ... Read More »

Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, says the latest version of the GOP bill would let states decide on required benefits. A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average person’s upfront insurance costs, such as premiums and deductibles, say analysts on both ... Read More »

ACA Repeal Would Mean Massive Cuts To Public Health, Leaving Cities And States At Risk

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed a little over six years ago, it brought with it the promise of health insurance for all Americans. It also sought to begin to shift the paradigm for health care in this country, emphasizing value over volume, and recognizing the importance of prevention coupled with appropriate access to care. By now, it ... Read More »

Single National Engineering Entrance Test: Government to take final decision after consulting with states

Another key proposal which was discussed at the meeting pertained to making an exit test mandatory for students, who are passing out of college to assess their skill sets Government will take a final decision on holding of a NEET like single entrance examination after consulting with different states RELATED STORIES JNU: Academic registration finally allowed for 9 suspended students ... Read More »

These 2 states are in a tug-of-war for workers

A tug-of-war between two states seeking to attract businesses has cost hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, with practically no net job gains on either side to show for it. And there’s no signs of letting up, even as one of the states faces a wrenching budget crisis and businesses in both states say they don’t really need the money. ... Read More »

As more states legalize marijuana, adolescents’ problems with pot decline

A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states indicates the number of teens with marijuana-related problems is declining. Similarly, the rates of marijuana use by young people are falling despite the fact more U.S. states are legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana use and the number of adults using the drug has increased. Researchers at Washington University School of ... Read More »