Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Topic: ASER

How India can make overworked teachers adapt to newer policies to fix learning loss in kids

There are many ways to design incentives in the public education space in India that can change classroom culture and the learning outcomes of children.

Covid-driven or general trend? Need to study why more kids are taking pvt tuition, experts say

More than 70% of students are now enrolled in government schools, and nearly 40% take tuition. Experts consider if these trends are pandemic-driven or more long-term

Enrolment in govt schools goes up but more children taking private tuitions, says ASER report 

The report also shows that in 2020 and 2021, there has been an increase in the number of children not enrolled in schools, especially among boys. 

1 in 10 rural households got phone to back child’s study during lockdown, says ASER report

ASER 2020 (rural) also found that 12.7% of rural students from both government and private schools used their neighbours’ phones to study during the lockdown.

Look beyond Adityanath’s saffron robe. His govt is revolutionising UP’s primary education

By late 2021, Uttar Pradesh will start witnessing the results of its massive exercise targeting real learning among children, which will be a model for India.

Cognitive skills of 4-year-olds at anganwadis lower than private school counterparts: ASER

NGO Pratham’s Annual Status of Education Report finds that children from less-advantaged homes are ‘affected disproportionately’ in performing basic tasks.

Older rural children show decline in learning abilities, younger show improvement: ASER

Annual ASER report reveals learning abilities among older children lowest in a decade while basic Maths continues to remain a problem across sections.

Haryana wants to ‘befriend’ English, will teach primary students one sentence a day

Since students do not get to listen to English or speak it, they aren’t able to build skills in the language. That’s what the...

India’s girls are getting left behind despite joining school

The first assessment of 14-18 year olds shows girls abandoning school much more than boys; Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian says he’s worried.

India’s youth still want ‘any’ government job, and continue to struggle with maths

A study of over 28,000 youth across the country reveals what youth aspire for, how connected they are and that girls still face many disadvantages.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.