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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 »

Prakash,Javadekar:,Fresh,norms,to,be,issued,for,CBSE,schools,to,reduce,school,bag,burden

At an event organised by the CBSE, Prakash Javadekar said that in order to reduce the burden of school bags on students, the ministry is working on fresh norms for CBSE schools. Fresh norms to be issued for CBSE schools RELATED STORIES 94,832 candidates apply for MBA entrance exam in Maharashtra Puducherry seeks exemption from NEET: CM Narayanasamy JNU agitation ... Read More »

Delhi Schools Fee Hike: Schools may appeal to the SC again

In a similar manner, the bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar has also observed that these schools have to take permission from the government before hiking fees as they are on the land allotted by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). Supreme Court RELATED STORIES After IIM bill, more central institutions could be granted autonomy: Javadekar ... Read More »

Instead of taking over private schools, improve public schools: Delhi High Court

Instead of taking over the private schools, government should mull over to improve public schools in such a manner that the parents will opt for public school in the near future, observed Justice Manmohan. Delhi High Court RELATED STORIES UPSC Civil Services Examinations: Disabled candidates to get seven not ten chances, directs SC CBSE Board Exam 2017: Peon allegedly steals ... Read More »