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Ryan murder case: After CBSE, NDMC issues circular on safety guidelines to schools

After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the North MCD has issued a circular to municipal schools directing them to ensure safety of students and keep a tight watch on visitors. The directives have been issued in the wake of the Ryan school incident where a seven-year-old class 2 student of a private school in Gurgaon was found with his ... Read More »

Ontario schools to collect race-based data in effort to reduce educational disparities

Schools across Ontario will soon start collecting demographic information on the province’s public school students, such as those seen in a Vaughan Road Academy class room in late May. The race-data initiative is intended to help recognize and ameliorate gaps in educational equity across the province. Schools across Ontario will be collecting race-based data in an effort to close the ... Read More »

UAE President announces plans to unify education in all government schools

Schools across the emirates that follow the UAE Government Ministry of Education’s curriculum will be brought under one education system. Jeff Topping / The National Schools across the UAE will follow a new common education system in a major shakeup announced yesterday by the Ministry of Education and Abu Dhabi Education Council. According to the announcement, all Government schools and ... Read More »

Left-handed children ‘penalised’ by lack of support in UK schools

Experts say left-handed pupils should receive specific teaching to meet their needs. Photograph: Image Source Pink/Alamy Children are still “penalised” for being left-handed with ministers lacking the information to understand the scale of the problem, education campaigners have warned. It is also feared a disproportionate number of prisoners are left-handed, with calls to research whether classroom struggles trigger a “downward ... Read More »

CBSE asks schools not to strain students during 70th Independence day celebrations

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked its affiliated schools across the country to ensure that Independence day celebrations do not cause “undue strain” to students. Schools have been asked to celebrate 70th anniversary of Indian Independence along with the 75th anniversary of “Quit India Movement” to instill the sense of national pride and patriotism in students, a ... Read More »

Do Schools Just Want the Cheapest Computers?

Students using Apple iPads in a middle school classroom in Wellsville, New York.  Photo credit: Education Images UIG via Getty Images Aaron in for a vacationing Adam on this muggy Wednesday in Boston. Applereported quarterly results last night and buried in all the iPhone excitement was an interesting statistic that caught my eye: iPad sales to schools jumped 32% from last year. ... Read More »

Heavy school bags in Maharashtra CBSE, ICSE schools: State to seek centre’s intervention

School students in Maharashtra may be granted relief as the Union Human Resourse Development minister Prakash Javadekar has planned to approach the state government to discuss the issue of heavy schoolbags carried by students studying in schools affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). School Education Minister Vinod ... Read More »

Indian Muslims struggling with low literacy: 200 schools, 25 colleges suggested to battle education woes

The panel, on Thursday suggested that more than 200 new schools and 25 colleges should be introduced as part of an exercise to overhaul the education system for minorities. Indian Muslims struggling with low literacy As per the 2011 Census, the literacy rate of Muslims stand at 68.53 per cent, the lowest among all minority communities and less than the ... Read More »

Inclusive private secondary schools

Trends in secondary and higher secondary school enrolment in India indicate that the share of private schools, which stands at about 22% today, is set to rise. File Photo: Hindustan Times Private secondary schools are increasingly focusing on grades and showing high pass percentages to the detriment of “all-round development” and learning. Principals of these schools, with whom we interact ... Read More »

‘Curb corporal punishment in schools’, Menaka Gandhi writes to HRD ministry

After the increasing cases of corporal punishments came into limelight, Maneka Gandhi has written to HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in order to curb such punishments in schools. Need to curb corporal punishment in schools RELATED STORIES Delhi Nursery Admissions: HC allows admission process to go on Shiamak Davar has a message for CBSE Board aspirants! Dead rat found in midday ... Read More »