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‘Hopeless system’: Mumbai University’s economics school head retires voluntarily amid crisis

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Even as University of Mumbai struggles to meet the July 31 deadline for announcing the delayed results of examinations, senior officials are abandoning the university. Neeraj Hatekar, head of department, Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy, has decided to opt for voluntary retirement, calling the problems at the university… Read more »

No textbooks, no benches, and unsafe classrooms: Faridkot reflects state of school education

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Incomplete set of text books, no benches to sit and unsafe classrooms mark the state of school education in the district. This, even as chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, no less, expressed his disappointment at the 57% result in Class-10 at the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). After his much-publicised comment, government… Read more »

Does your child grind her teeth in sleep? It’s a sign she is being bullied at school

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Teeth-grinding in teenagers during sleep could be a sign that they are being bullied at school, a study suggests. The study by an oral health charity in the UK found that adolescents who suffer from bullying are far more likely to grind their teeth in their sleep, a sign which… Read more »

After school, Rajasthan varsity to teach Akbar’s Haldighati ‘defeat’ by Maharana Pratap

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After the revision in class 10 schoolbooks, the University of Rajasthan’s (RU) history department is set to include a book that projects Rajput king Maharana Pratap as a victor in the 1576 Battle of Haldigati against Mughal emperor Akbar’s forces. Historical evidence shows that Pratap had fled the battlefield with more… Read more »

A fresh coat of paint, better plumbing and drinking water: How 5 teachers gave a Rajasthan school, and its students, a new life

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When she joined the Girls’ Upper Primary School (GUPS) in Alwar’s Shivaji Park in December 2016, Hemlata Sharma, 47, had been teaching for 27 years. This was her first posting as head teacher and never before had she been so appalled by the condition of the school. Classrooms leaked in… Read more »

Off the beaten track: Children from upper primary school in Varanasi get lessons from District Magistrate

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The district magistrate of Varanasi dons a different role every Saturday when he reaches the upper primary school in Orderly Bazar to teach students. DM Yogeshwar Ram Mishra adopted the school on June 27 and decided to teach children from classes 1 to 8. “I adopted the school to improve… Read more »

No students in this school: Sanskrit institute with four teachers in dire straits

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From a distance, this government-run Sanskrit school in Sikar district of Rajasthan appears like any other run-down school with the building in need of paint. But once you enter the premises, it becomes clear that something else is amiss. The school is erringly quiet – there are no children on… Read more »

New highlights of school education in Pune: Going beyond rote learning, including those left behind & using technology

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If the number of schools is any indication, then the education sector in the city has seen nearly 100 per cent growth in the last two decades. From 2,626 schools affiliated to the state board of education in 2004, to 3,405 schools in 2017, the number has seen a sharp… Read more »

Education department to lead ‘mission Aadhaar’ for school children in UP

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The primary education department has been tasked with making Aadhaar cards of students of classes 1 to 8 in Uttar Pradesh. A government order issued by special secretary, (primary education department) Dev Pratap Singh says the students who still do not have an Aadhaar card issued in their name will… Read more »

Princesses to presidents’ daughters: Find out what they’re learning in this Swiss finishing school

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Glion, Switzerland Eight women sit primly around an elaborately set table making pleasant small-talk about the weather, as immaculately starched waiting staff stand at the ready. But as one of the servers steps forward holding a silver soup tureen with white-gloved hands, an instructor helps her adjust the angle of the… Read more »