Education

Business Leadership For Education Scores Texas-Size Win For Kids

Todd Williams (top center) and the Commit team. COURTESY OF TOM VANDER ARK Children getting a good early start, educated by well-prepared and diverse teachers with young people ultimately enrolling in and finishing college—those are all goals sought by the Commit Partnership (@Commit2Dallas), which serves as the local community infrastructure working to extend those desired outcomes to […]

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Crowd funding: Raising funds for education in India

Human evolution is as much a result of mental development through education as it is about physical changes. Education and knowledge, in fact, are the top transferable yet non-depleting and non-depreciating assets humans can have. India has a long way to go to realise its goal of becoming a $5-trillion economy, but education surely will […]

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Can education in rural sector be a game-changer?

Can education in rural sector be a game-changer? The number of children who DO NOT attend school in India is estimated to be over a 100 million. Rural India accounts for an overwhelming majority of this figure. This extremely disturbing statistic is further skewed by the fact that boys form much higher percentage of children in rural […]

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DU receives fewer applications for admission than last year. Here’s why

(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO) The registration process for admissions into undergraduate courses in Delhi University colleges closed on Saturday night. The university has received 2,58,388 applications for the 62,000 available seats. That means, one out of every four students will get a DU seat this year. However, the number of applications this year is fewer than […]

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Tripura to hand over 20 government schools to ISKCON

‘Indian Tribal Care Trust’, a wing of ISKCON would run the schools, Nath said, adding the schools are located in remote and tribal areas of the state.(HT file) Tripura government has decided to hand over 20 state-run schools including 13 closed institutions to ISKCON to run them, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said Friday. The […]

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Indian students get cracking at coding early in life

Gone are the days when students in small towns planned to pursue traditional courses like calligraphy art or swimming during their annual summer breaks. These course are now increasingly being replaced by the likes of cybersecurity, professional gaming and different computer languages. While some of them are learning these courses to quench curiosity, others have […]

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Rajasthan government to ban online games?

(HT File) The Rajasthan government has formed a committee to analyse if any mobile online games should be banned in the state as two students died as a result of obsessively playing the games. Speaking to IANS, state Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara said, “The state government has taken notice of these incidents where two young […]

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Play schools yet to be regulated amid pending registration process

Representative photo In March this year, Takyar had filed an RTI application seeking information about the number of playschools in the district and was informed by the district programme office that not a single playschool in the district was registered. Following the RTI response, he filed a complaint on March 27 at the CM window […]

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Homemakers hone government school kids’ English skills

Homemakers being trained by ELT master trainer(HT) Government run schools in west UP are using untapped manpower like homemakers, ex-professionals and others as teachers to help student learn English language. Gautam Budh Nagar basic education department is roping in ex-professionals and homemakers as complimentary resources for the government -un Parishadiya basic schools. “To make it […]