The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, followed the 86th amendment to the constitution of India, which made elementary education for children in the age group of 6-14 yea
Rema Devi of class 6 reaches her school in Nagayalanka block in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh (AP) at around 9 in the morning. At 7 pm she continues to be in school. Her legs ache. She has bee
On Christmas eve, I met a close friend at a party. As we greeted each other, her face looked grim. I could not figure out the reason for the unusual tension on her face. When I aske
The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) which has been working towards increasing transparency and accountability in political and electoral system is taking forward its advocacy to another le
As many as 1.78 lakh Shiksha Mitras (ad hoc teachers) have boycott classes, locked up some schools and blocked roads to protest against the supreme court order that quashed their appointment.
UNESCO’s latest report on education has put the spotlight on a host of issues, including teachers’ absenteeism.
The government is trying to include millets in school feeding programs, said union agriculture secretary SK Patnaik. “Even the NITI Aayog has suggested that millets should be a
The curriculum at schools can be quite intimidating for students, except perhaps for the brightest. The Delhi government hopes to change that by introducing happiness as a subject to be taught at i
Like our jails, our correction centres for juvenile offenders are hardly conducive to bringing about positive change. No one will dispute the fact that an underaged criminal, especially if he or sh
The killing of a seven-year-old boy at Ryan International School, Gurgaon, suddenly brought focus on violence by students in school. It was a gruesome case indeed: On September 8 last year, Barun C
India’s mid-day meal (MDM) scheme is the largest school lunch programme in the world, with over 97 million beneficiaries. It aims at improving the nutritional status of children in government
When a citizen does not pay due taxes, the result is black money. Everybody gets worked up about it, and rightly so. But when the government collects taxes and does not use the revenue for the inte