K12 Schools India

Parents out of loop as school cranks up fees by 130 per cent

Posted on March 21st, 2017 in Fees |

Darshana Daga,  March 20,2017

Source: Mirror

Deputy directorate claims Eon Gyanankur School has violated the 15 per cent-hike norm; complaints about failing infrastructure pour in
Unwarranted fee hikes and exclusion from decision-making at schools are among the primary issues that have caused disquiet among parents, who have voiced out these concerns on local and even national platforms. Once again, a visibly annoyed lot met the principal of Eon Gyanankur School, Kharadi on Monday, that bumped up its fees by 130 per cent annually. Read the rest of this entry »

Wrong paper given at ICSE exam, Art II test now on April 7

Posted on March 21st, 2017 in Examination, ICSE |

Vinamrata Borwankar, March 21, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Mumbai : The council for the ICSE has rescheduled the Art Paper II exam with a new set of questions. The Art Paper II, which was to be held on March 25 will now be held on April 7.

The paper has been rescheduled after an invigilator at a city school erroneously distributed the Art Paper II exam paper instead of Art Paper I to a few students on March 18. Read the rest of this entry »

Right to Education: Parents say schools demanding irrelevant documents, cancelling admissions

Posted on March 21st, 2017 in Admission, EWS, RTE |

Alifiya Khan | March 21, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Education dept issues clarification on RTE norms

WITH LESS than 50 per cent students being given admission under the reserved quota for the Economically-Weaker Section (EWS) under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the organisations, working in the field of RTE admissions, are blaming such a situation on schools for refusing admissions on some pretext or the other. In the first round of admissions, of the 13,243 seats, a little over 5,600 students have confirmed their seats. Read the rest of this entry »

Over 4,500 students get admissions under RTE

Posted on March 20th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |


Source: Sakal Times

Pune: The Right to Education (RTE) admissions for 25 per cent of reserved seats are going on in the State and in Pune, 4,768 students have got admissions.

There are a total of 15,693 seats in the city from 849 schools and there were 36,933 applications for the same.
Earlier, the final date was declared as March 15, but later the education board decided to extend the date of admissions to March 18.  Read the rest of this entry »

9 students `locked up’ in Hyd school for not paying fees

Posted on March 20th, 2017 in Fees, Private |


Source: The Times of India

Hyderabad : A private school here allegedly locked up 19 students on its premises for about two hours, for not paying their school fees on time. The students were also barred from appearing in their annual examination, which began Saturday.

The atrocity was discovered after a parent informed the police, activists, and media about the confinement at Saritha Vidyaniketan, Hayathnagar. Police have registered a case under the Juvenile Justice Act against the school management. A probe has begun. Read the rest of this entry »

ACADEMIC YEAR ABOUT TO END – Uniform eludes 1 lakh PMC school students

Posted on March 20th, 2017 in Government Schools |

Ardhra Nair, March 19,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Civic Board Blames Contractors

Students in several Pune Municipal Corporation-run schools have been attending classes in civil clothes as they never got their uniforms, even though the year-end is here.All children studying in civic schools from standards I to VIII get their uniforms from Pune Municipal Corporation’s school board for free. Read the rest of this entry »

RTE ADMISSION – Parents run from pillar to post

Posted on March 20th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

Ardhra Nair, March 20,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Pvt Schools, Govt Play Blame Game

Veena Netke has been visiting the Pune Municipal Corporation’s Right To Education grievance redressal cell for the past eight days. Her daughter was allotted a school during the common admission process but the institute has asked her to pay the school fee.Mohammad Tamboli’s granddaughter was allotted three schools after the lottery , but none of them are accepting her. Read the rest of this entry »

Education baron dodges school fees for own kids

Posted on March 17th, 2017 in Education, Fees |

Yogesh Sadhwani, March 17,2017

Source: Mirror

Constant rebuke at school plunges teenage daughter into depression and she even gets suicidal; man asked to pay `1 crore compensation for ignoring his children
It couldn’t get more ironic. Here is an educa tion baron -shuttling between his sprawl ing campuses in Pune, Mumbai and Sawantwadi, with a swanky bungalow in Hadapsar and a flat in Mumbai’s suburbs Read the rest of this entry »

Rainwater harvesting in 12 municipal schools

Posted on March 17th, 2017 in Education |

Siddharth Gaikwad, March 17,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pimpri Chinchwad : A dozen municipal schools in Pimpri Chinchwad will have rainwater harvesting soon under a pilot project sanctioned by the civic body.

The Environment Conservation Association (ECA), with permission from the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, will implement the project using a pri vate company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for students on schoolbus crisis

Posted on March 17th, 2017 in Transportation |

March 17,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : RTO Plan Aimed At Helping Kids In Emergencies

The Pune regional transport office (RTO) is planning a demonstration-cumtraining programme aimed to enhance the safety of children in case a school bus meets with an accident, catches fire or during other emergencies.Regional transport officer Babasaheb Ajari told TOI on Thursday that most school children as well as transporters have Read the rest of this entry »