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RTE’s interference instigates schools to celebrate Black Day

Posted on October 9th, 2017 in EWS, RTE |

Meeta Ramnani,  October 09 , 2017

Source: Mirror

With 25 per cent students’ education going for free and schools shutting, 2,800 institutions from state to voice out rising concerns
Teaching, non-teaching staff, principals and owners of over 700 city schools will sport black dresses and tie a black ribbon on their arms to observe a `Black Day’ on October 12 to create awareness regarding contribution of private unaided schools to education and their current circumstances induced by the RTE Act. Read the rest of this entry »

PIL against `dilution’ of 25% quota dismissed

Posted on February 10th, 2017 in EWS, High Court, RTE |

Vishwas Kothari, Feb 10, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The Bombay high court has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging a recent state government decision pertaining to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.

On January 10, the government had passed a resolution to make the management of schools responsible for filling the 25% quota of free seats available to students from the economically weaker sections (EWS) under the RTE act. Read the rest of this entry »

RTE admission process trips for second yr

Posted on February 6th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

SwatiShindeGole, Feb 06, 20174

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Schools Fail To Meet Registration Deadline

Parents of students eligible for the 25% quota in private schools under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act can expect a delayed admission process this year too.The RTE Act, 2009, mandates reservation of 25% seats for students from economically weaker sections. Read the rest of this entry »

Glitches and delay in RTE admission process thwart hopes of parents

Posted on December 27th, 2016 in Admission, RTE |

Alifiya Khan | December 27, 2016

Source : The Indian Express

The RTE Act mandates that a child must get admission in a neighbourhood school, one located within three kilometres of the house.

Shravan Kumbhar, three-and-a-half years old, watches his six-year-old brother Shreyas get ready for school everyday and insists on doing the same. His father Shyam Kumbhar, a mechanic at a golf course in Mulshi, says he has no option but to watch helplessly as his younger son kicks up a fuss each morning. Read the rest of this entry »

RTE pupils can now hope for better schools

Posted on July 14th, 2016 in Admission, RTE |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, July 14, 2016,

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Students unhappy with the school allotted to them under the Right to Education (RTE) Act can participate in the next round of admissions as part of a betterment scheme.

The betterment option, usually available to students seeking admissions to first year junior college, has now been introduced for admissions to the 25% seats reserved under the RTE Act. Read the rest of this entry »

Draft edu policy may clash with RTE norms

Posted on June 18th, 2016 in Education, RTE |

Shreya RoyChowdhury, June  18, 2016,

Source: The Times of India

New Delhi : School Merger Proposal At Odds With Act

If they are to be implemented, several recommendations in the draft National Education Policy , 2016, will require amendments to the Right to Education Act.Insisting on “consolidation“, the draft proposes merging “small, non-viable“ schools. This likely subverts the RTE Act on neighbourhood schools being located “within a walking distance of one km“ for children attending Classes I-V . Read the rest of this entry »

Strict admission rules hit single mums’ kids

Posted on May 10th, 2016 in Admission, RTE |

Ardhra Nair,May 10, 2016,

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Issues Over Surname & Original Documents In Case Of Separated Parents Play Spoilsport

Some single mothers, who want to admit their children to school under the RTE Act, are finding it hard to provide the right documents to the authorities. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted on April 21st, 2016 in Education Department, RTE |

Ajit Waykar,April 21, 2016

Source: Mirror

Edu dept dashes off notice to St Helena’s School for threatening to fail students in clear defiance of RTE Act
A little over three years ago, St Helena’s School, at Camp, found itself in troubled waters when a senior faculty member made objectionable classist remarks on students. Read the rest of this entry »

Pune: Summative assessment tests conducted

Posted on April 6th, 2016 in Examination |

Alifiya Khan | April 6, 2016

Source : The Indian Express

Many schools report shortage of question papers.

Despite protests over the timing of the second summative assessment tests, which clashes with school examinations, the education department went ahead, conducting the tests in all schools in Maharashtra on April 5. Read the rest of this entry »

Edu board’s lesson for Bishop’s school

Posted on April 6th, 2016 in Education, Examination |

Nozia Sayyed,April 06 2016

Source: Mirror

The Kalyani Nagar campus was served a notice by the Shikshan Mandal for not conducting prescribed tests, not renewing the NOC for eight years
The Bishop’s School at Kalyani Nagar seems to have fallen behind in completing certain academic formalities prescribed by the city’s education board. Read the rest of this entry »