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What has gone wrong with the Right to Education

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

The dilemma of ‘study hour’

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

Nursery admission blues

 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

ADR to launch a campaign for clean politics

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

UP’s Shiksha Mitras hold protests after losing jobs

 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.

Teacher absenteeism common: Report

UNESCO’s latest report on education has put the spotlight on a host of issues, including teachers’ absenteeism.

Millets may become part of school feeding programs

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

Happy schooling

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

Juvenile crime and punishment

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

On a dangerous tangent

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

‘Smart food of 21st century’ for the children

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

How taxes vanish into a black hole

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



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