HRD Ministry directs teachers, principals to ensure registration of their aadhaar cards

Principals, vice-principals and teachers have been asked by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development to make sure that they have registered their Aadhaar card number in the U-DISE (Unified District Information System for Education). It contains all official data related to school education in the country. As per Indian Express report, a circular was sent from the office of the Universal Elementary Education to schools on October 9, asking all heads of government, private and municipal schools to ensure that Aadhaar numbers of staff are entered in the system by October…

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Mark Zuckerberg’s dream for education is for kids to learn mostly without teachers

  Microsoft peddles laptops. Google touts services such as collaborative calendars and spreadsheet-making software. After building their businesses on products that students use, it’s not surprising that tech giants—from actual computer companies to other Silicon Valley darlings like Salesforce and Netflix—are wedging their way into education itself, especially as the US market for education technology is predicted to bloom to $21 billion by 2020. Most tech leaders are getting in by making learning apps, donating to policy campaigns, or partnering with individual schools. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has a slightly different,…

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India: Teachers warn of strike action over conditions

The Himachal Pradesh School Lecturer Association in India has warned of its intention to strike, with a hunger strike also being considered, in a reaction to the public authorities’ lack of responsiveness in addressing demands concerning teachers’ status.   On 11 August, leaders of the Himachal Pradesh School Lecturer Association (HPSLA) unanimously adopted a resolution saying that if their long-standing demands to public authorities are not met within 40 days, the education union will stage a strike on 7 October. The decision was made at a meeting in the Chamba…

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USA: Trump’s proposed education cuts detrimental to students and teachers

US education unions have expressed serious concerns at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s announcement that he will reduce the education budget by US$20 billion. Flickr / Michael Vadon With just weeks to go before the presidential election, the US affiliates to Education International (EI), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), agree that the proposed US$20 billion cut to the education budget by Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s candidate, would have grim results. AFT: Deep cuts will hit millions of children According to the AFT,…

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International solidarity helps Iraqi teachers organise

The Iraqi Teachers’ Union received a recent boost to its organisational efforts through a workshop organised by Education International’s Arab Countries Cross-Regional Structure and the British National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers.   Twenty-five Iraqi Teachers’ Union (ITU) leaders and heads of ITU branches participated in a capacity building workshop organised from 6-7 September in Beirut, Lebanon, by the Education International Arab Countries Cross-Regional Structure (EI ACCRS). The informative workshop was organised in coordination with the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) which was represented…

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