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Parents refused their wards’ report cards, cops called to intervene

Posted on December 11th, 2017 in Fees |

Alisha.Inamdar, December 10,2017

Source :Mirror

They asked admin dept to furnish fee policy with school’s stamp, but their request was turned down

The Global Indian International School in Chinchwad witnessed drama on Saturday when parents, who have been protesting the fee hike and instead opted for a monthly rather than a quarterly submission, were refused report cards of their wards. The protesting parents then called the police to intervene. Read the rest of this entry »

‘No admission under RTE if state fails to pay dues’

Posted on December 11th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

Pradeep Gupta & Vinamrata Borwankar, December 10,2017

Source: The Times of India

Kalyan/ Mumbai: Unaided schools in Maharashtra have decided to boycott the Right to Education Act quota admissions next academic year if the state fails to pay them reimbursements for the past by December 31.

All unaided non-minority schools have to reserve 25% seats at the entry level for students from economically weaker sections. Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s students should read more, feel principals

Posted on December 11th, 2017 in Education |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, December 10,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune: School principals in the city, concerned about their students’ addiction to social media, feel that programmes like the ‘Times Spark’ event can inculcate the habit of reading among the children.

Principals said reading has become rare among students and Times Spark has encouragedstudentsto keep mobile phones away and dive into books and newspapers. Read the rest of this entry »

Overwhelming response to Sakal Drawing Competition

Posted on December 9th, 2017 in Competition |

Sakal Times, December 09,2017

Source:  Sakal Times

Pune: The Sakal Drawing Competition 2017 has received an overwhelming response from participants from across the State, the country and from abroad. The students participating in the drawing competition from Maharashtra and Goa have the opportunity to win prizes amounting to over Rs 10 lakh. The competition will be held on December 17 (Sunday) simultaneously in 2,000 schools across Maharashtra and Goa. Read the rest of this entry »

Indira school parents win tussle on fee hike

Posted on December 9th, 2017 in Fees |

Alisha Inamdar, December 09,2017

Source :Mirror

Approached by Tathawade-based school on the instructions of the HC, DFRC rules that the fee must be brought down from ₹ 72,000 to ₹ 52,000 per annum

After a long-standing tussle, parents of the students at Indira National School have won a case against the Tathawade school in the Divisional Fee Regulating Committee (DFRC), as of Thursday this week.

The DRFC ruled its decision in the favour of the parents, reducing the fee amount hiked by the school from Rs 72,000 per annum to Rs 52,000 per annum for the academic years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

Children of parents protesting GIIS’s fee hike face the ‘X’ factor

Posted on December 9th, 2017 in Fees |

Alisha Inamdar, December 09,2017

Source :Mirror

While they are shunted to a separate section, parents have been blocked from school portal, thereby cutting them out of information about homework, worksheets, circulars, etc

Chinchwad-based Global Indian International School (GIIS) and its pre-primary section, Global Montessori Plus, have created a separate section — division X — for kids whose parents have protested the fee hike and have opted for a monthly rather than a quarterly submission. It is learnt that the school has also blocked these parents from access to the school’s online portal, thereby cutting them off from daily updates on homework, test schedules, time tables, circulars and networking. Read the rest of this entry »

Now, students will have to enter exam halls on time

Posted on December 6th, 2017 in Examination |

Sakal Times, December 06,2017

Source:  Sakal Times

Pune: Making the examination rules stricter to avoid untoward incidents during the board examinations, Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has changed the rules regarding the timings for entry and exit from the examination hall from this year.

No student appearing for SSC or HSC Board examination will be allowed to enter the hall once the examination begins and cannot leave it before the stipulated exam time. Till now the students were allowed enter the hall half an hour prior to the examination that is at 10.30 am if the exam is at 11 am. 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 »

External students can fill SSC forms from Friday

Posted on December 6th, 2017 in Examination |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, December 06,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune: Students appearing externally for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC, Standard X) exam in March 2018 can start filling up online forms from December 8.

With late fees, the forms can be filled up from December 19.

A statement issued by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary education stated students who have received their registration certificate for the examination for appearing externally could visit the website Read the rest of this entry »

Schools’ closure draws protest

Posted on December 5th, 2017 in Education |

Ananya Barua, December 05,2017

Source : Hindustan Times

Politicos question govt decision; Javadekar says its outside ministry’s purview

The students for whom education is the only way of survival are going to be at a loss here. Plus, this move is in fact a masked attempt to promote privatisation of schools.
DATTA DHAGE , president, Chhatra Bharati

PUNE: Union human resources development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday denied to comment on state education minister Vinod Tawde’s announcement on December 2 to close down over 1,300 zilla parishad schools across the state owing to the reduced number of students. Read the rest of this entry »