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Civic school students to get prepaid cards to buy texts

Posted on April 24th, 2017 in Government Schools |

Darshana Daga, Apr 24, 2017,

Source: Mirror

Edu board to issue swipe cards soon, which when given to select vendors would get them curriculum books, stationery and uniforms; but activists have apprehensions
Even as schools across the city are saddling the par ents of their wards with expensive textbooks and stationery, the Pune Mu nicipal Corporation’s (PMC) is trying to set a worthy example for the private counterparts of civic schools -through prepaid cards. Read the rest of this entry »

Used standard XII books to ignite minds in Marathwada, Vidarbha

Posted on April 24th, 2017 in Education |

Ardhra Nair,April 23, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Pune’s education department has decided to request students of Class XII to donate their used books and study material so that they can be given to the children of farmers in Marathwada and Vidarbha areas.

Students of National Service Scheme with the help of local nongovernmental organisations will help in collecting and distributing books to students from underprivileged background. Read the rest of this entry »

Centre to conduct nationwide review of midday meal scheme

Posted on April 24th, 2017 in Centre |

Ardhra Nair,April 24, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The ministry of human resource development (MHRD) will conduct an extensive review of the midday meal scheme in almost all the states by August 20.

From Maharashtra, four districts will be selected out of which 40 schools per district will be selected for the review to be conducted by an external agency . Tenders have already been floated for the same on MHRD website on Friday . Read the rest of this entry »

Std VII books get a new look with one-act plays

Posted on April 24th, 2017 in Curriculam |

SwatiShindeGole, April 24, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : One-act plays written by teachers, quick response (QR) code, internet links for reference and lessons in conversational form are among many innovative changes introduced in this year’s Std VII state board textbooks.

The Maharashtra State Bureau of Textbooks, popularly called Balbharati, has said the new textbooks would be available in the market next week. Read the rest of this entry »

CBSE students to learn about digitisation and GST

Posted on April 24th, 2017 in CBSE |

Pranita Roy | 24  April 2017

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: ‘Modi’fied textbooks are soon to make its way in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) are likely to review and revise their textbook content and include Goods and Service Tax (GST) and demonetisation in the syllabus. The decision has invoked mixed reactions. While majority of school principals have welcomed this move, President of Maharashtra English Schools Trustees Association has demanded that government should take capacity building of teachers seriously.  Read the rest of this entry »

11,000 schoolkids await scholarship

Posted on April 22nd, 2017 in scholarship |

Siddharth Gadkari, Apr 22, 2017,

Source: Mirror

Three months after boards, PMC fails to disburse financial aid to distinction-achieving students as new academic year starts

Despite it being the end of the academic year, the Pune Mu nicipal Corporation (PMC) has failed to reimburse scholarship amounts to 11,000 of its own school students for nearly three months now. The administration had decided to directly transfer the monetary aid through the real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system, but has now postponed the process, citing civic elections as an excuse. Read the rest of this entry »

CBSE CIRCULAR FAILS TO EASE PARENTS’ WOES – Schools still vend own wares

Posted on April 22nd, 2017 in CBSE |

Darshana Daga, Apr 22, 2017,

Source: Mirror

They contend it’s for parents’ convenience, who get books, stationery and uniforms at one stop
It’s a veritable carnival of book stalls and shops selling station ery, schoolbags, uniforms, shoes et al, all within CBSE school premises, despite a strict directive by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to stop vending their own wares for students. Read the rest of this entry »

No sale of books, uniforms in schools: CBSE

Posted on April 21st, 2017 in CBSE |

Manash Gohain,Apr 21, 2017,

Source: The Times of India

New Delhi : The Central Board of Secondary Education has asked affiliated schools across the country to shut down shops selling textbooks, stationery, schoolbags, uniforms, shoes and similar articles within their premises.

The board asked schools on Thursday to strictly comply with its affiliation byelaws and “not indulge in commercial activities“. This includes sales through “selected vendors“. Read the rest of this entry »

No change in language policy, CBSE board to ‘study proposal’

Posted on April 20th, 2017 in CBSE |

Manash Pratim Gohain| TNN | Apr 20, 2017,

Source: The Times of India

NEW DELHI: The chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), on Wednesday, said there was “no change in its language policy” to make Hindi language compulsory till class X in CBSE schools.

CBSE chairperson RK Chaturvedi said: “I am not aware of the committee’s report. And so far there is no change in the language policy of the Board. Read the rest of this entry »

1,900 RTE seats allotted in 3rd round

Posted on April 19th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, April 19, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Over 1,900 seats were allotted to students under the Right to Education (RTE) Act in the third round on Monday . Parents were given 12 days to complete the admission formalities with their respective schools.

It was late in the evening that lots were drawn to allot schools to applicants, causing confusion among parents through the day . Around 1,997 seats were allotted in the third round. From Pune district, 849 schools participated, with 15,693 seats. Read the rest of this entry »