Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicPrivate schools

Topic: Private schools

Parents write to PM, start online campaigns as Delhi schools hike fees amid Covid-19 crisis

Schools in Delhi have hiked fees — some by even 35%. Parents say it is an insensitive move by schools to increase fees during such an unprecedented crisis.

If an ‘honest govt’ is in power in Delhi, private schools can’t arbitrarily hike fees: Kejriwal

In April 2018, Delhi govt had issued a circular prohibiting private schools on govt land from hiking tuition fees without the approval of the Directorate of Education.

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.

Mid-day meal coverage sees a dip, govt says students are shifting to private schools

HRD ministry data of 3 academic sessions shows nearly 25% gap between number of students who enrolled in govt schools and those covered by mid-day meal scheme.

Rise in private school admission: how can state govts restore faith in public education?

More parents are enrolling their children in private schools instead of government schools, according to MHRD.

Sharp rise in number of students opting for private schools, even in poor states

HRD data says student enrolment figures in govt schools show a dip – from 19.9 crore in 2011-12 to 18.9 crore in 2016-17.

Pay up or leave — what Delhi private schools are telling poor students as RTE window ends

Students who took admission in Class 1 in 2011-12 batch have completed Class 8 this year, which means the RTE Act's EWS quota no longer applies to them.

Parents, not kids, discriminate against poorer classmates: Study

An NGO is studying students in three Delhi schools to understand the social impact of the economically weaker section quota in private schools.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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