Weekly Update on Education (Issue No 244)

13 Aug 2013
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26 September 2013 | 9:00 AM -6:30 PM
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Education 2025: Building the Education Frameworks for Tomorrow
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South Delhi civic body to enable adoption of schools by private parties
Times of India, 09 Aug 2013

With an aim to improve quality of education in municipal schools, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation is all set to launch a school adoption scheme. Under this scheme, NGOs, corporate firms, private schools etc will adopt municipal schools and manage its functioning. Officials say, a lot of groups have already started expressing their interest in this scheme which is likely to be implemented from next session.

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No takers for over 37,000 RTE seats
Times of India, 07 Aug 2013

For this academic year (2013-14), Karnataka set aside 1,08,344 seats for the 25% quota under the Right to Education (RTE) Act. But, at the end of the admission season, there are no takers for over 37,000 seats (34%) of these seats.

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The mid-day scare: What is the solution?
DNA, 04 Aug 2013

In wake of the terrible mid-day meal (MDM) tragedy in Bihar that caught everyone’s attention, several opinions are being presented on how the world’s largest school-feeding programme covering more than 12 crore children ought to run. Ever since the Supreme Court mandated that the MDM scheme should serve hot, cooked meals, the alternative approach to give dry rations or ready-to-eat snacks like biscuits, ground nuts etc became non-available.

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Essence of arbitrariness in every decision
The Sunday Standard, 04 Aug 2013

The Rs 1,005 crore Nalanda University, which is to start functioning by December this year, has no buildings or classrooms. Yet, this doesn’t prevent its management and faculty members from being exempted from paying income tax and enjoy financial autonomy.

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IGNOU launches elementary education course for teachers
Zee News, 03 Aug 2013

To help untrained teachers acquire professional skills in elementary teaching and meet the 2015 deadline of the Right To Education (RTE) act, a new diploma course has been launched by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), an official said on Saturday.

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CBSE to train private agencies for school accreditation
Times of India, 12 Aug 2013

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would train personnel of private agencies which will grant accreditation to schools, an official said on Thursday.

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Time to reboot education system, says PM’s advisor
The New Indian Express, 06 Aug 2013

It is time to reboot the education system in the country, which is in need of resuscitation, said S Ramadorai, advisor to the Prime Minister in the National Skill Development Council and the vice-chairman of Tata Consultancy Services.

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eINDIA 2013 - Creating Excellence in School Education and the Role of ICT

eINDIA 2013 - Creating Excellence in School Education and the Role of ICT - B A Wahid Newton, Program

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RTE Coalition
To initiate and continue the discussion amongst concerned groups and individuals on the issue of right of education and monitor the implementation
of the RTE Act, an RTE Coalition has been formed. Join the coalition to make universal elementary education a reality in India.

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Skill Vouchers - Global Experiences and Lessons for India
Leah Verghese and Parth J Shah)
A study of the role that skill vouchers can play in catalysing demand for quality skill development services. This study examines global experiences with skill vouchers and draws lessons for India from these experiences.

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Reservation in Private Schools under the Right to Education Act: Model for Implementation
Shekhar Mittal and Parth J Shah)
A comprehensive analysis on reservation in private schools under the Right to Education Act, providing a seven-step model for 25% implementation.

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School Vouchers for Girls
400 girl children from poor families of North East Delhi receive school vouchers for a period of 4 years.
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