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8% of primary school teachers in Bihar fail Class V test

Around 8,000 teachers were unable to answer simple questions on science, math, English and Hindi and will lose their jobs if they fail a second time


Bihar becomes first state to put school information online

Bihar is the first state in India to put information about students, teachers and educational status online as part of an effort to improve education


High enrolment but poor quality education, says annual education report

Good school enrolment figures, poor reading and mathematical skills, and adherence to the requirements of the Right to Education Act says the annual status of education report card for 2010


Premji's massive donation highlights importance of education

Azim Premji’s Rs 8,846 crore donation towards education could set off a trend in philanthropy in a country where family wealth, with a few exceptions, is generally kept in the family or donated to religious houses


Centre, states to share right to education burden

Under pressure from various states, the central government has agreed to bear a greater burden of the cost of implementing the Right to Education Act


Education becomes a fundamental right in India

With a new law making education a fundamental right coming into effect on April 1, 2010, India joins a small group of countries with such a provision. All children in the 6-14 age-group can now exercise the right under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009


Education Act finally to be notified on April 1

Come April 1, children in the 6-14 age-group will finally get their right to education. Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal has decided to notify the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009


Model colleges in educationally backward areas

The Centre has cleared a proposal to set up model colleges in 374 educationally backward districts in the country. The scheme has been cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA). Initially, around 90 colleges will be set up in minority-concentrated districts


When will the Right to Education Act be notified?

Four months after it was passed in Parliament, no date has been fixed for implementation of the Act making education free and compulsory for children aged 6-14


Right to Education to cover all categories of disability

A month after being passed by Parliament, the Right to Education Act is set to be amended to include all categories of differently-abled children in its ambit. The move comes after intervention by the prime minister’s office following protests from disabled rights groups


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