Education

Education’s crucial link with nutrition

Providing adequate nutritional support to children will go a long way in boosting their learning outcomes The recently released draft New Education Policy (NEP) 2019 seeks to reform India’s education sector by providing a greater impetus to childhood learning and development. The policy recommends the introduction of an extensive programme for young children, what is […]

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Meghalaya CM inaugurates Space Education Centre & Innovation Hub at Shillong Science Centre

NPP chief Conrad Sangma. (Image:Twitter/@SangmaConrad) The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has inaugurated the Space Education Centre and Innovation Hub at the Shillong Science Centre in Shillong. He urged the students to take full advantage of the Shillong Science Centre and forever remain curious, creative and innovative. Speaking at the event, the Chief Minister […]

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Modi’s Minority Report | India Today Insight

Days after the BJP’s landslide electoral victory, some of the country’s leading Muslim leaders wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The signatories included All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMLPB) member Kamal Farooqi and Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind leader Mehmood Madani, and they sought confidence building measures from Modi. The letter welcomed two significant speeches […]

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This school teacher is fulfilling the dreams of underprivileged students

This school teacher is fulfilling the dreams of underprivileged students For many kids, a summer camp is the first time they’ve been out of their neighbourhood, offering them many invaluable experiences in their lives. However, due to lack of resources, financial constraints and other personal reasons it remains a distant dream for several kids who […]

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School classrooms in Madurai get train compartment makeover

ollowing the pattern of UK education system, India too has started using the model by turning train compartments into classrooms. Classrooms in Madurai’s Higher Secondary Schoo in Chennai, India have been designed differently to attract admissions. The classrooms have been artistically designed like train compartments. The school is located at Meenakshi Bazaar near Madurai Railway […]

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Singapore gets rid of ranking system from report cards, says learning is not a competition

With an aim to make education free of competition, the Education Minister of Singapore Ong Ye Kung proposed the idea to stop examination ranking. Therefore, nobody should know who stood first in rank or last. Not just the rank, but the new report card format will reflect a lot of other things, including: Class and […]

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By opposing ‘diversity of children’ in private schools, New Education Policy defeats purpose of RTE

Editor’s note: The draft New Education Policy, which intends to introduce broad reforms, is now open for public scrutiny. In this three-part series, Firstpost examines the structural efficacy of the proposed policy. This is the second part of the series. The New Education Policy is quite promising. It promises marriage to the bachelors and divorce to the married. It […]