Learning deficits seen in elementary school is carried forward to adolescents and young adults

A note on the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2017: Beyond Basics) released in New Delhi on 16 January 2018: Every year since 2005, the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) has reported on children’s schooling status and their ability to do basic reading and arithmetic tasks. Year after year, ASER has highlighted the … More Learning deficits seen in elementary school is carried forward to adolescents and young adults

Honour legacy of educationist Dyal Singh Majithia, save fair name of the college from ignominy

By Chaman Lal* All hell was let loose on 17th November 2017 evening,  when Chairman of Dyal Singh College on Lodhi road, New Delhi, made an announcement after an unusual, rather illegal Governing body meeting that the name of Dyal Singh College(Evening Classes) now onwards will be ‘Vande Matram College’! Prior to this meeting and afterwards … More Honour legacy of educationist Dyal Singh Majithia, save fair name of the college from ignominy

Prof Vinay Kanth fought for modern society based on equity and robust public system of education

By Mitra Ranjan Education sector in India received a huge loss in the sudden demise of Prof Vinay Kantha, a renowned educationist, social worker, human rights activist and one of the founder members of Right to Education Forum (RTE Forum), said RTE National Convenor Ambarish Rai. Prof Kantha passed away on December 25 in Delhi … More Prof Vinay Kanth fought for modern society based on equity and robust public system of education

Teaching and learning are intimate acts that neither computers nor markets can hope to replicate

By Moin Qazi* The present-day education reformers believe that schools are broken and market solutions are the only remedy. Many of them embrace disruptive innovations, primarily through online learning. There is a strong belief that real breakthroughs can come only through the transformative power of technology or the invisible hand of the market. However, findings … More Teaching and learning are intimate acts that neither computers nor markets can hope to replicate

25% admission of children from weaker sections must be made social obligation of private schools

Right to Education (RTE) Forum, in a statement, has said that School Management Committees (SMCs) are at the first level of the grievance redressal mechanism towards universalisation of quality and equitable school education. Text: Representatives of School Management Committees (SMCs) from 15 States including Bihar, UP, Rajasthan, Orissa and Jharkhand participated in the second National … More 25% admission of children from weaker sections must be made social obligation of private schools

Despite incremental budget, girls are still out of school because they do not feel safe and secure

By Ambarish Rai* India is long committed to spending 6% GDP on education. This was a recommendation of the Kothari Commission, formed part of both the UPA and the BJP election manifestoes and part of Indias EFA commitments internationally. However, Indias spending continues to fall short. Indeed, India continues to spend below the global average … More Despite incremental budget, girls are still out of school because they do not feel safe and secure