Education

SC to consider a common exam to select judicial officers

The sanctioned strength of district, subordinate judges in India is approximately 21,000, and out of these, nearly 4,800 positions are lying vacant. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The Supreme Court will soon examine a proposal for having “singular examination” under a Centralised Selection Mechanism (CSM) to select judicial officers, to fill up vacancies in subordinate judiciary, which stands at over 20% of ... Read More »

RTE’s heart is in the right place—but not its head

The RTE Act has proved to be a disastrous piece of legislation. Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or the Right to Education Act (RTE) was supposed to drive India’s big leap in social development. It was supposed to bring millions to school, building the foundations upon which a modern, progressive and prosperous nation ... Read More »

Teacher education reform: 46 cases against NCTE in 15 days

NCTE is looking to have an accreditation and grading system for such colleges with physical assets getting the least weightage. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint New Delhi: India’s teacher education regulator, the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE), is facing 46 court cases for acting against poor quality teacher education colleges and making an effort to bar hundreds of non-performers from admitting fresh ... Read More »

Working in US likely to get easier for highly-educated Indians, IT professionals

After a long wait, President Donald Trump has recently come up with good news especially for Indian students and IT professions. Trump has backed a bill that would cut in half the number of legal immigrants allowed into the US. If the bill gets passed and signed in law, the country will move to a ‘merit-based ‘system supporting only English-speaking ... Read More »

Massachusetts tops in new ranking of state education systems

he myriad ways in which school districts and states can be assessed can make it difficult to discern what a particular state’s strengths and weaknesses can be; a number of factors, including funding, exam assessment, student safety and teacher proficiency can contribute to a holistic perspective on a state’s education system. In a new nationwide analysis of school systems, WalletHub ranked states ... Read More »

Cutting-Edge Schools Show How Education Is Everyone’s Business

If you don’t have young children in your lives, why should you care about what are the cutting edge tools in schools today? The answer is simple. It’s all about you. If you’re an employer, you need to stay on top of what kind of education your employees had before you hired them. If you are planning to have kids, you ... Read More »

Alameda Municipal Power presents check for tech education

Alameda’s Public Utilities Board presented a check for $10,426 to the Alameda Education Foundation on July 17 to support tech education in schools. From left, are: AEF president Bill Sonneman, AEF board member Margie Sherratt, AEF board member Tracy Zollinger, AEF board member Daniel Chin, and PUB President Ann McCormick. (Alameda Municipal Power) By FROM STAFF REPORTS | Bay Area News Group ... Read More »

Govt looks at location-specific mergers of 260,000 schools to utilize resources

As per the draft guidelines, as of 2015-16, at least 187,006 primary schools (Class I-V) and 62,988 upper primary (Class VI-VIII) schools were running with fewer than 30 students. Photo: HT New Delhi: The centre is looking to execute location-specific mergers of nearly 260,000 small government schools as part of a rationalization process to ensure maximum use of resources. In draft ... Read More »

Interventions in education are welcome

Duncan Green’s “From Poverty To Power” vividly describes a person’s life from the cradle to the grave as interwoven in chances dominated by the extraordinary levels of inequality and lack of education that characterize the modern world. He paints a picture of two different girls: one born in Norway and the other in Sierra Leone, with the Norwegian having a ... Read More »

Florence Education Foundation hires new director

FLORENCE — Nikki Mann has been hired as the new director of the Florence Falcons Education Foundation. She replaces Leslie Howard who led the foundation the past three years. Mann previously served on the education foundation boards in Scottsboro and Muscle Shoals and is a graduate of the University of North Alabama. Education foundation president Joan Lane said the key ... Read More »