Education

Yes to a government college, but no to government schools

Photo: HT New Delhi: While presenting the budget for Delhi last month, finance minister Manish Sisodia announced an expenditure of Rs.102 crore on training of teachers and principals in the new fiscal year. This was just Rs.9.4 crore last year. Sisodia said his aim was to bring government schools to world class standards in Delhi. While one would have to ... Read More »

IIT annual fee to be hiked to Rs2 lakh; waiver for SC/ST, disabled, poor

Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: The annual fees for undergraduate courses in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will be hiked from the existing Rs.90,000 to Rs.2 lakh from the upcoming academic session and there will be total fee waiver for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, the differently-abled and those belonging to economically weaker sections. A decision to hike the ... Read More »

JEE Main not to give 40% weightage to Class XII scores

The present system of allotting 40% weightage to Class XII marks for determining ranks in JEE shall be dispensed with. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: India’s human resources development (HRD) ministry has decided that the Joint Entrance Examination (Main), the qualifying test for admission to premier National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other top engineering schools, will no longer give ... Read More »

Is the new generation in India better educated?

Photo: Hindustan Times All of us love stories of the son or daughter of an uneducated daily wage labourer or farmer cracking civil service or Indian Institute of Technology entrance exams. The real question, however, is whether such success stories, constituting inter-generational upward mobility in education, are becoming more common or do they constitute pleasant aberrations? Recent economic research suggests ... Read More »

New education law aims to reduce Indiana teacher shortage through scholarships

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (April 7, 2016) — Governor Mike Pence and top state officials are now looking to the next generation of students to fill Indiana’s classrooms. Thursday, the governor signed the New Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship bill into law in the Plainfield High School Auditorium. He was joined on stage by more than a dozen Plainfield seniors planning to major in ... Read More »

ederally-supported education research doesn’t need a do-over

These are interesting times for education research. On one hand, the field has matured to the point where highly credible education research seems to come out on a weekly—sometimes daily—basis. Federal investment and infrastructure has contributed to a notable increase in the supply of rigorous studies that are widely available to educators and policymakers. But now, some have suggested that ... Read More »

In Arkansas, Career and Technical Education Paying Off

Arkansas’ “Be a Pro Proud” initiative aims to encourage students to enter technical professions including carpentry, welding and others. By Lauren CameraApril 7, 2016, at 3:37 p.m.+ More Career and technical education programs – which policymakers and business groups have been touting as solutions to help fill the skills gap, but which students and parents have been slow to embrace – ... Read More »

Education system allowing school leavers to ‘drift’

A House of Lords report says the education system is allowing school leavers to ‘drift’ The majority of young people who do not follow the traditional academic route into work are being let down by the education system, a Lords report has found. The 53% of school leavers who opt not to got to university or do A-levels are often ... Read More »

A window to the world of education and careers

The twelfth edition of The Hindu Education Plus Career Fair is being held at the Convention Centre, Chennai Trade Centre, from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. on April 9 and 10. It will introduce students and parents to a range of courses and career options. Students can take a free psychometric test, which will be conducted by Bodhi Organisational and ... Read More »

The Emancipation Gap in Arab Education

PARIS – Discussion of education in the Arab world has focused only rarely on the role of schooling in changing social and political mores. This is unfortunate, because educated citizens of Arab countries tend to be much less emancipated politically and socially, on average, than their peers in other parts of the world. If Arab societies are ever to become ... Read More »