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Teachers & unions slam decision to shut 1,300 schools

Posted on December 6th, 2017 in Education Department, Teachers |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, December 06,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune: Teacher and school unions in the state have expressed disappointment over the state government’s decision to shut down over 1,300 schools across Maharashtra owing to the reduced number of students.

The unions have demanded that the state government withdraw the decision to shut down these schools and said that the government should improve their quality instead. On December 2, the state government announced that about 1,314 schools, which have less than 10 students, would be shut down. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Entry-exit’ policy for 2018 SSC, HSC exams: Maharashtra Board clears stance

Posted on December 5th, 2017 in Education Department, Examination |

Express News Service, December 05,2017

Source : The Indian Express

The state education department had drawn a lot of flak for its earlier notification which specified that the entry-exit policy was being made stricter, but with no mention of what provisions were in place if a student met with an untoward incident or during an emergency.

After coming under severe criticism for their strict “entry-exit” rules which specified that from this academic year neither will a student be able to enter nor leave an examination hall once exam has commenced, the authorities of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) issued a note on Monday, Read the rest of this entry »

Students condemn State govt’s move to shut down 1,314 schools in Maha

Posted on December 4th, 2017 in Education Department |

Sakal Times, December 04,2017

Source:  Sakal Times

Pune: Education Minister Vinod Tawde directive for closure of 1,314 schools in the state owing to quality concerns has not gone down well with students’ organisations, which have condemned the decision. In Pune district, 76 Marathi schools would be shut if the decision is implemented. The Education Department has decided to shut 1,314 schools in the state where the number of students is 10 or fewer and shift the students and teachers to nearby schools. Read the rest of this entry »

Now, state edu dept to take on pvt coaching classes with its own teachers

Posted on November 7th, 2017 in Education Department, Teachers |

Vicky Pathare, November 07,2017

Source: Mirror

New prog will train teachers from junior colleges, Class XII schools to coach their students for NEET, JEE and MH-CET
In an attempt to improve the academic situation for students of vari ous higher secondary schools run by the state government, the state education department will -for the first time -soon start training and preparing students for high-pressure entrance exams of courses, including tests like the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), and annual MHT-CET or Maharashtra-Common Entrance Test. Read the rest of this entry »

GR on linking teachers’ salary hike to ‘Shaala Siddhi’, pass percentage draws sharp criticism

Posted on October 25th, 2017 in Education Department, G.R, Teachers |

Alifiya Khan,October 25, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Teachers say the move pushes the entire responsibility on teachers, while govt officials ‘shake off their responsibility’.

The state education department, in a government resolution (GR), has asked teachers to ensure that their schools secure a rank among ‘A’ grade schools under ‘Shaala Siddhi’ — a quality assessment programme — if they want a higher pay.

But less than 24 hours after it was issued, the GR, which decides the conditions under which teachers in state-run schools will get benefits of higher pay grades, has already sparked off a heated debate among the teaching community. Read the rest of this entry »

State edu dept permits pvt competitive tests

Posted on October 9th, 2017 in Education Department, Examination |

ST CORRESPONDENT, October 09 , 2017

Source : Sakal Times

Pune : According to the GR, the education societies which In a recent GR, Ma- have more than 25 schools, harashtra State Education are allowed to organise pri-Department lifted the ban vote competitive tests for it had imposed on holding their student. If any organ-private competitive tests isation has designed exams in schools in the State. The that promote good reading, department has allowed personality development or schools/educational ‘whin- provide information about Lions to hold such examine- national heroes. and if this tons providing they fall un- organisation is a non-profit-der the conditions specified no-loss entity, it is permitted by the government. Read the rest of this entry »

No structural audit of most ZP schools, officials admit

Posted on September 26th, 2017 in Education Department, Infrastructure |

Ardhra Nair,  September 26 , 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Most zilla parishad (ZP) schools in Pune district have never had a structural audit done, primary education department officials have said.

Placing the blame on the ZP works department, the officials said it was the responsibility of that department to carry out audits periodically .

However, a visual audit was conducted by the College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) team in 2011-12 for only school buildings built under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. The report was submitted last month. Read the rest of this entry »

NAAC credit must to open new colleges

Posted on September 19th, 2017 in Education Department |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, September 19, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Education Dept Heat On Institutions

Institutions that do not possess National Assessment and Accreditation Council’s (NAAC) certification will not get permissions to start new colleges or extend the existing divisions.The state department of higher education said the rule comes in effect based on the Maharashtra State Universities Act 2016. The notification was issued recently . Read the rest of this entry »

State edu dept against ecofriendly immersion

Posted on September 11th, 2017 in Education Department |

Abhay Khairnar, September 10, 2017

Source: Hindustan Times

A CIRCULAR WAS ISSUED ON AUGUST 29 TO UNIVERSITIES INSTRUCTING THEM
NOT TO SUPPORT ECOFRIENDLY IMMERSION OF
GANESHA IDOLS

PUNE: Even as chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) are promoting immersion of Ganesh idols in artificial tanks to prevent river pollution, the State Education Department issued a circular asking colleges not to support this practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Edu dept marks Bharni Shraadh

Posted on September 11th, 2017 in Education Department, Teachers, Training |

Prachee Kulkarni, September 11, 2017
Source: Mirror
Cancels teachers’ training programme citing inauspicious occasion, claims participants requested rescheduling
In a step that may indicate the decay in our learning ecosystems, the state education department has fallen back on a surprising excuse for cancelling a workshop under its teachers’ training programme. Read the rest of this entry »