In the recently declared Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII exams 2014, Chennai has the highest number of schools scoring the highest average aggregate leaving behind Delhi on the fourth spot.
In a drive to boost Sanskrit education in schools and keep the interest going among the students, the HRD ministry had roped in National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to organize a 3-day national seminar as part of the Sanskrit week beginning from 07 August 2014.
The new HRD minister Smriti Irani has proposed three big ticket ideas, as she calls, for improving school education in India. The most striking yet transforming idea is to provide buttermilk in midday meal.
The adoption of pattern of education as well as syllabus of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) by other medium schools has started.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced introduce the provision of “Revaluation” at the Senior Secondary level (Class 12) from this year.
The state government of Assam is to launch a special education scheme meant for student who perform brilliant and have been meritorious throughout their academics but belong to poor financial background.
The circulars for reserving minimum 2 seats for Children with Special Needs (CWSN) for the Nursery Admission to current academic session has been issued by Directorate of Education to 44 Schools in Delhi, as informed by the Delhi government to Delhi High court.
The Delhi High Court asked principal secretary (Education) to address the issue of reservation of 3 seats meant only for differently-abled children or Children with special needs (CWSN) in the ongoing Nursery Admission 2014.
The Tamil Nadu Class 12 Results 2014 were declared on 09 May 2014, and for everyone’s surprise, about 90.06 per cent of the students having appeared in the Tamil Nadu board HSC or Class 12 exams cleared the exams.
The Supreme Court ruled out that separate toilets provision for boys and girls as well as facility of clean drinking water are vital part of Right to Education and hence all schools including the education institutions run by Minority community must comply with the directions of installing and setting up these basic human requirements.
It seems to be great relief for parents who have moved to court against the Delhi government’s decision not to provide seats in schools for their children under Inter State Transfer (IST) category in this academic year.
The catch-22 that nursery admission process in Delhi has been facing since five months is likely to end on 07 May 2014.
To streamline the process of admissions under the 25% reservation quota of the Right to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, the state government of Maharashtra will take the admission process online to be done in the 9 divisional headquarters of the state.
The Supreme Court took the matter in hands to resolve the various issues pertaining to Nursery admission. On 28 April the SC came hard on City government and questioned that why a sudden notification has been introduced in the rules of Nursery admission that may augment conflicts.
Delhi High Court, children with special needs, CWSN, economically weaker sections, EWS
The Delhi High Court, on 3 April, lifted the stay from nursery admissions procedure in the city and allowed the school management to admit the kids of those parents whose children had made it to the merit list in the draw of lots in the Capital’s private schools.
Delhi High Court’s bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and R V Easwar, on 28 February, reserved its verdict on a plea that challenged the guidelines set by Lt Governor for Nursery admissions, particularly the one that clubs disabled children with those from economically weaker groups (EWS) and further seeks 3% quota for children with special needs.
Observing Tamil Nadu’s failure at meeting 50% of its admission goal for admissions of underprivileged children to matriculation schools in the 2013-14 academic year under the 25% reservation clause of the Right To Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, a directorate of matriculation schools issued circular to all matriculation schools and chief educational officers in various districts for the same.
More than 80 million children in the country do not complete even their elementary education which is till standard eighth, while eight million youngsters even after successful enrollment are not in touch with school for many years, as revealed by UNICEF, which has claimed the number as ‘extremely high’.
In a recent development to Nursery Admissions in the capital, Delhi High Court on 12 February had issued a stay on fresh draw of lots, conducted by schools for admission to nursery classes.
In a fresh order on 27 February 2014, the Delhi Government announced that the seats allotted to the applicants of interstate transfer cases would be vacated and fresh draws would be held for them.
The Delhi High Court on 25 February 2014 asked the Centre to elucidate clearly that why there was no quota for physically challenged children in the points system issued for nursery admissions to private unaided schools.
The nursery admission procedure for 2014 session may be delayed further in Delhi-NCR as Delhi High Court directed the State Government on 26 February 2014 to make a final decision over inter-State transfer category and come up with a fresh schedule for draw of lots by 27 February.
The primary class students studying in Kendra Vidyalayas spread across the nation will now be able to enjoy holiday on Saturdays too along with Sunday.
Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CICSE) had introduced new unique identification (UID) numbers system for Class 10 and 12 students.
Haryana government on 5 February 2014 launched a "Mukhya Mantri Shiksha Deeksha Yojna" in all government schools of the state, which is a scheme based on the concept of activity-oriented learning.
The Municipal Corporation of Mumbai has joined hands with the British Council to train its school teachers on how to teach English.
In an Endeavor to help students deal with pre-exam stress and to clarify any related doubts, the Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE) is going to start Psychological Counselling service for students and parents, as well from 1 February till 17 April 2014.
The UNESCO has described the Syllabi of Indian Schools as too ambitious and unrealistic for the children, in its ‘The Education for All Global Monitoring Report’ of 2014, which was released on 29 January 2014.
NCERT's Department of Women's Studies did a Gender review of English, Hindi, Mathematics and Environmental Science textbooks from Class I to V, and found out a few textbooks carries elements of gender stereotype.