Why girls drop out of higher education

A four-State study by CRY highlights the underlying causes and suggests some solutions   With great strides having been made in ensuring elementary education for girls, the new challenge is getting them into secondary and higher secondary school and making sure they don’t drop out. A recent study, ‘Educating the Girl Child: Role of Incentivisation and other enablers and disablers’, done by CRY (Child Rights and You) gives important leads on checking dropouts and tells you what keeps parents from sending their daughters to school as they grow older. It…

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AP Assembly passes Education Regulatory and Monitoring Commission Bill to regulate school fees

AP Assembly passed Education Regulatory and Monitoring Commission Bill which intends to regulate school fees. (Image: IANS)   Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Monday passed Education Regulatory and Monitoring Commission Bill which intended to regulate school fees so that burden on parents will be reduced. “This is a historic bill. The education system in the state is collapsed to such a level that private schools are collecting exorbitant fees yet nobody can question them. There was a minister in the past government who owns such a big group of educational institutes.…

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Commission will end irregularities in school education, says Andhra Pradesh government

VIJAYAWADA: Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh has said the proposed AP State Education Commission will end all irregularities in school education and regularise the school fee.  Speaking to newsmen here on Saturday, Suresh said two Bills  — AP Higher Education Regulatory and Monitoring Commission Bill and AP School Education Regulatory and Monitoring Commission Bill — introduced in the State Assembly on Friday, will be discussed on Monday. “Once those two Acts come into force, they will bring revolutionary reforms in school and higher education. Both the commissions will be headed by retired…

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AAP using education system for politics: BJP

NEW DELHI: Citing a ‘circular’ purportedly issued by the Delhi government, the opposition-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress-on Friday alleged that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is asking parents about their political choices ahead of Assembly elections. However, the AAP termed the letter as ‘fake’ and said it was an attempt to derail the education reforms being carried out by the AAP government. A delegation led by Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari also met the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday on the issue and demanded cancellation of three…

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Punjab education minister’s directions to private schools regarding books and uniforms

Punjab School Education Board, came after taking note of reports suggesting exploitation of parents of school children by certain private schools. Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla Saturday directed all private schools in the state to not force parents to buy books and uniforms from particular shops. The sale of uniforms and books within school premises has also been prohibited. The directives, meant for all private schools affiliated to the CBSE, ICSE and the Punjab School Education Board, came after taking note of reports suggesting exploitation of parents of school…

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UP Board Results 2019: India Today Education is hosting Class 10, 12 Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad results

Check your UP Board results @ https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/results UP Board Results 2019 can be checked directly via India Today Education at https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/results. Although the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) will announce the UP Board 12th and UP Board 10th result on its official website upmsp.edu.in, it might tend to crash due to influx of candidates. This year, over 30 lakh students had registered for UP Board Class 12 Exams. This year over 58 lakh students registered themselves for the UP Board exams out of which 6 lakh reportedly skipped the exam…

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Tech-Driven Higher Education in India: Are We Addressing Ethical Issues?

Last two decades have witnessed significant increase in adoption and integration of technology in all levels of education, including higher education. In context of higher education, the technology interface can be viewed from the three perspectives: first, the use of technology in support processes with aim to enhance user experiences and process efficiency; second, use of technology in core processes like instruction-delivery, examination and assessment, etc; and finally, the virtual learning systems with technology as a driver of all core and support processes. While the use of technology to complement…

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Here’s how to fund your child’s education

Maneesh Joshi, a 39-year-old Mumbai based documentary producer and director, is quick to emphasise on the financial goal of funding his son’s higher education. While his 7-year-old son Rikhil Joshi is busy with class III studies, the father has all the plans in place to fund his education. Maneesh invests regularly in equity mutual fund schemes to ensure that he gets a sizeable corpus over a long-term. He is also investing in fixed deposits to balance the risk. “It is too early to talk about Rikhil’s academic choices. He may…

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How CLT India is changing the face of education in semi-urban and rural areas with e-Patashale

Technology has transformed our lives in many ways. It is also responsible for taking education from brick-and-mortar classrooms to virtual classrooms. Today, internet has opened doors of opportunity for students with better reach as well as covering an ever-widening range of subjects. But one might assume that schools need to splurge a lot of money to afford eLearning solutions. And busting this myth is CLT India, which is based in Bengaluru. CLT, which stands for Children’s Lovecastles Trust, aims to use low-cost technology to serve the underserved students across India. Bhagya…

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Teenage knife crime calls for cohesion and education

 ‘The excluded teenager is just a step away from the gang membership that will help give them a sense of identity,’ say Ingrid Schoon and John Bynner. Photograph: Alan Simpson/PA Gary Younge’s questioning whether the solution to teenage knife crime lies in increasing police numbers is welcome recognition of the more complex reasons for the actions causing it (Teenagers are being killed. More policing is not the answer, Journal, 7 March). Disadvantaged young people have suffered a succession of austerity measures dating back to 2010, including decimated youth services, reduced…

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