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State’s decision to shut down schools faces more opposition

Posted on December 14th, 2017 in Management, Teachers |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, December 14,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune: The state government’s decision to shut down 1,314 schools across Maharashtra for their low enrolment numbers is being vehemently opposed.

After teachers and school management members protested the decision, political parties and unions have now joined in, demanding a withdrawal of the decision.

The Maharashtra Navnirman Vidyarthi Sanghatna has said that it is unacceptable that 76 schools in Pune have been added to the shortlist. Read the rest of this entry »

Staff at university libraries not ICT literate, says report

Posted on December 12th, 2017 in Education, Teachers |

Alisha.Inamdar, December 12,2017

Source :Mirror

Research conducted across state says training needs to be provided for professionals to share electronic info that users need

A research study finds that the professionals working at the Savitribai Phule Pune University’s (SPPU) Jaykar Library are not information communication technology (ICT) literate. The survey, carried out in 17 state universities and on 147 library professionals, was conducted by Dr S Y Bansode, head of department of library and information science at the varsity, Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

1,000 teacher edn institutes told to shut

Posted on December 5th, 2017 in Recognition, Teachers |

December 05,2017

Source: The Times of India

After withdrawing recognition to nearly 1,000 teacher education institutions across the country, the National Council for Teacher Education has asked them to close operations. Another 3,000 institutions offering BEd and DEd courses are under the scanner. A senior HRD ministry official said notices would be sent to the other institutions soon. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Teachers need a special training to handle students of all backgrounds’

Posted on November 27th, 2017 in Teachers |

Prajakta Joshi, November 27,2017

Source:  Sakal Times

Pune: While the schools cite regular parents’ reluctance to let their children mingle with RTE students as one of the reasons for denying RTE admissions, the parents’ associations think this is more of a hype created by the schools to avoid RTE admissions. Schools also feel they need special training to handle students coming from all backgrounds in one class.

Anubha Sahai, President, Parents of Private Schools of Maharashtra (POPSOM) said that while there might be some parents complaining to the schools to not let their children mingle with RTE students, their percentage will be very small. 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 »

ZP school teachers hold agitation against transfer & grade-pay diktat

Posted on November 6th, 2017 in Government Schools, Teachers |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, November 05,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune :Hundreds of teachers from Zilla Parishad schools in Pune district on Saturday protested against the government resolutions of February and October regarding teachers’ transfers and seniorgrade pay , respectively .

The protest march, part of the state-wide agitation, was held in the city from ZP office to district collector’s office between 1pm and 4pm. Read the rest of this entry »

Government to address teachers’ demands on online data updation

Posted on November 6th, 2017 in Teachers |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, November 06,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Following Saturday’s statewide protest by schoolteachers, education minister Vinod Tawde on Sunday said the government will look into their demands.

Chief among the demands were a reduction of the online data updation responsibilities and lessening of the burden of implementing the mid-day meal scheme. Read the rest of this entry »

Dates of ‘aptitude, intelligence test’ for teachers announced

Posted on October 27th, 2017 in Examination, Teachers |

Alifiya Khan,October 27, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

According to the notification, the forms for filling the online applications for the test would be available on https://mahapariksha.gov.in, starting from November 2 to November 22.

For those aspiring to take up teaching jobs, there is some news. The state education department on Thursday announced the dates for the first ever special screening tests for appointing teachers, which will be conducted between December 12 and 21. 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 »