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Monthly Newsletter | October 2019 | Volume 06


 

It’s a tale of thousand journeys and uncountable milestones, some of them demand celebration indeed. Completion of our 10 years journey is one such.

 

We are at a point where we feel a dash of pride in saying that our belief in bringing total organization, accountability and purpose to school consultancy operations has fructified beyond expectations. With a dedicated team of 35+ full time professionals, we are now the only K-12 lifecycle services company with such span of operations both in terms of projects and human capital.

 

With 40 schools on firm ground and 18 ongoing projects, we are now daring to touch the landscapes that have seemed out of bounds for entrepreneurs. Blazing the trail makes us ecstatic. The volume of our operations can be gauged by gazing at the figures, a 1000 Cr. capital entrusted under our consultancy so far.

 

The latitude of the services we offer is wide and touches 35000 schools across the county now.

 

Grounded in our core which is school set up, management and improvement services, our ancillary ed-tech services too came of age in previous years.

 

It is apt to say that we grew not just in the era of information technology but we grew with it, we saw it gradually pervading all walks of life and we employed it in our initiatives for maximum effect. Role of digital technology in our growth, though not exclusive, is very special to us. We have been frontrunners in providing digital solutions for every area of school management right form teacher recruitment to school real estate to school supplies and with the latest addition, a school management software a milestone of sorts has been reached in the quest of harnessing digital technology for the growth and flourish of the K-12 education sector.

 

Our initiatives are well received and we feel fortunate for every ounce of appreciation and every pint of criticism. With a hope that we will meet all expectations and pacify all criticisms, we march on…

 

The October Edition of the School 360 newsletter is presented before you. This month again there is news of NEP and its tabled provisions, this time it’s CBSE that has raised concerns over recommendations regarding the restructuring of the board exams. There also is news of some digital intervention in the K-12 education sector with digitization of tabulation of marks in the schools of Tamilnadu. The EWS students’ problems are in news from quarters none other than the national Capital and form Kashmir comes the news of infrastructure and academic standard improvement initiative, small in scale but given the current scenario, deserving of being shortlisted. Then there are news which pertain to the environmental initiative taken in the schools of Hyderabad and first –ever centralization of school examinations in Tripura.

 

Hope you all find the articles informative. If you have suggestions regarding our choice of news or you want us to direct our coverage in certain direction, please write to us. We value your feedback.

 

Happy Schooling !

Vinod Kakumanu



CBSE expresses reservations on the draft NEP’s recommendation for 24 subject multiple board exam

CBSE has voiced its concern over the recommendations made in the draft national education policy rooting for multiple board exams and inclusion of 24 subjects for the board exams. The NEP which is to come into effect since 2020 for next 20 years have made several provisions that have raised questions with regard to their feasibility or judgment, the three language formula, accreditation for private schools, the question of aanaganwadi (whether or not it should be under education department) are some of the prominent ones. The one that CBSE has expressed reservat...


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Delhi HC grants interim relief to EWS school students facing expulsion

In yet another instance of ambiguity highlighted in the provisions for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in school education, a school in Delhi has instigated expulsion of 10 c...


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Pilot for modernization of government schools in Srinagar launched

25 government Schools in J&K will be developed on modern lines to enhance the learning outcomes. The schools have been identified for up gradation in infrastructure and technology.

The intention is to develop school into vibrant education hubs at par with the best schools in the region.

The 25 schools are chosen as pilot in which their infrastructure will be modernized and academic structure revamped. The process will start with the refurbishing of the buildings.

The schools are selected out of 52 government schools of the district. The selection was based on several parameters ...


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Hyderabad schools to use organic products under 'Swachh Vidyalaya' initiative

Organic products will rule the roost in the craftrooms and labs in nearly 400 schools in Hyderabad. Students will now be allowed only to use organic products for their project work besides learning waste segregation practices inside the campus. They have made the resolution as a part of “Swachh Vidyalaya” event which took place in the city this month.

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Digitizing Tabulation in Tamil Nadu to Do away With the Tedium of Teachers

Digitization of tabulation of marks in government schools in Tamil Nadu is being undertaken by the state government. The project stems from the realization that the inordinate amount of time teachers spent in evaluating the answer scripts rather than giving lectures in the class. The exercise will dramatically reduce the time for manual evaluation and give ti...


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Tripura becomes the first state to introduce centralized question papers for schools

As the reasoning of the Education Minister goes, the introduction of a standard question paper for all schools will bring in uniformity in the conduct of the school examinations.

 

Over four thousand government and government-aided schools of Tripura have conducted first-ever half-yearly exams with a centralized question paper...


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Editorial - October 2019

CBSE expresses reservations on the draft NEP’s recommendation for 24 subject multiple board exam

Delhi HC grants interim relief to EWS school students facing expulsion

Pilot for modernization of government schools in Srinagar launched

Hyderabad schools to use organic products under 'Swachh Vidyalaya' initiative

Digitizing Tabulation in Tamil Nadu to Do away With the Tedium of Teachers

Tripura becomes the first state to introduce centralized question papers for schools

A collaboration between Google India and NCERT to develop 'Digital Citizenship and Safety' course for schools announced

CBSE tables proposal for integrating arts into the school curriculum

The HRD Ministry reports 7% Of Classrooms in Indian Schools as Critically Dilapidated

School education’s biggest challenge is Teacher's Crisis In India

Trends that will shape the Primary Education landscape of India

Madras HC Grants Permission to Matriculation Schools to Conduct Special Classes in Summer

How Experts Reacted to the Congress' Election Promise to Bring School Education under State List?

CBSE circular that demanded students and staff information challenged in High Court

Schools cannot force non-NCERT, non-SCERT books on students in the name of “value addition”

Reopening of 4,000 schools likely in Rajasthan

Indian Army takes initiative in the interest of education of the children of the state of J&K

In a first, NCTE launces Teacher Training Programme with +2 minimum Qualification

Telengana—Discrepancy in the board examination results leads to student suicides

NCERT Led Review of NCF 2005 on the Cards

National Independent School Alliance questions the exclusion of the mention of Direct Benefit Transfer in the NEP draft

Amid Protests, clause of compulsory Hindi dropped from NEP

Question of Vacant RTE seats and Loss of School’s Revenue—case of Maharashtra

NEP declares XI and XII to be integral to Schools and not “Junior Colleges”

Kerala Government Appeals for the Case of School Unification

CBSE Practical’s will not be held in the Home-centers from year 2020

21 KV buildings are judged as unsafe to be housing schools, in an audit

India produces teachers in surplus but substandard ones abound

interviews for TGT aspirants in government-aided schools scrapped

Delhi schools’ happiness classes are busters of stress

Low attendance cases not to go unreported, CBSE seeks regular update from schools

CBSE to regulate class 9, 11 admissions of its affiliated schools

Omission of Early Childhood education in NEP draft draws criticism

System for Teacher Assessment set up in Odisha

CBSE Set to Change Question paper Pattern from 2020 Board Exams

Survey Highlights lapses in Security Standards in Bangalore Schools

Web Portal with Professors Database Launched

CBSE to tightly regulate change of subjects in class 10 and 12

Schools cannot have coaching classes run in their premises, says CBSE directive

CBSE directs schools to ensure error-free student registration in class 9 and 11

CBSE expresses reservations on the draft NEP’s recommendation for 24 subject multiple board exam

Delhi HC grants interim relief to EWS school students facing expulsion

Pilot for modernization of government schools in Srinagar launched

Hyderabad schools to use organic products under 'Swachh Vidyalaya' initiative

Digitizing Tabulation in Tamil Nadu to Do away With the Tedium of Teachers

Tripura becomes the first state to introduce centralized question papers for schools

An Aptitude Test ,'Tamanna' Developed by NCERT and CBSE for school students

AI in CBSE Schools to be Integrated with Multiple Subjects Across all Classes

Manuals Released for the Improvement of CBSE Schools

Delhi Govt. Directs Suspension of Outdoor Activities in Schools in the Wake of the Pollution Crisis

CBSE Completes 90 years, HRD to release coffee table book Chronicling them

President Says New Education Policy will Establish India as Knowledge Superpower

UNICEF foresees and warns of skill deficit in half of Indian students for 21st century jobs

Karnataka Government announces a month-long drive to check unaffiliated schools in the state

Failing two qualification exams would mean retirement for M.P. school teachers

CBSE Fee Hike announced to meet the 200 cr. CBSE board examination budget deficit

Handbooks for teachers and students released by CBSE

PM announces the Launch of Fit India Grading System for Schools

Evaluating the progress made in the decade in the arena of teacher-development

CBSE Appeals Schools to Become 'Anger-free Zones' for Children to get inspired

A look at important developments in school education in the decade

School Education Quality Index of Niti Aayog puts Delhi in third place among UTs

5 education trends to watch in 2020

State child right panel in Punjab issue notice in response to introduction of English medium in smart schools

Recitation of the preamble to the constitution is now a Saturday activity for the students in schools in M.P. and Maharashtra

Wards of the Armed Forces Personnel given more relaxations by the CBSE

The great reading bonanza with over 2 million participant children unfolds with ‘One Nation Reading Together'(ONRT) Event

Education Scenario and less-talked about national and international interventions

5 changes that the education system of the day demands

CBSE allows the use of calculators for children with special needs in class 10 and 12 exams

Saturday is now a No Bag Day in Government Schools in Rajasthan

Patna High Court stays the termination of the non-permanent teachers, decries the education system of Bihar

Hi-Tech IT Labs for English language instruction in Kerela Schools

Legal suit filed against Google for amassing students data in US

Maharashtra Assembly passes bill making Marathi a compulsory subject in the state

Extension of deadline for application of affiliation of schools announced by CBSE

CBSE, NCERT, NTA to design new academic calendars under HRD ministry directions in the wake of Covid-19 lockdown

CBSE still mulling over the matter of promotion of students

'Corona Studies Series' to be launched by the National Book Trust

Free Digital Learning App for Class 9, 10 Students launched by Haryana

UNICEF scales up support in 145 countries to marginalize disruption of education amid COVID-19

CBSE plans syllabus rationalization for class 9-12 after taking stock of the disruption caused by COVID-19 lockdown

In View of School Closure, CBSE affiliation May be extended by 1 year

NCERT takes up revision of Activities Calendar for classes 1-8 amid lockdown

States must look into the matters of School fee and teachers’ salaries—CBSE Advises

Overseas CBSE students granted exemption from class 10 and 12 exams

CBSE issued a circular clarifying its position regarding the board exams for 10 and 12 classes

Art-integrated curriculum, a new addition to CBSE curriculum with projects on ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’

Introduction of Vocational Courses for classes 9 and 11 on the cards in Himachal Pradesh

Enter COVID-19, foreign Universities offer IELTS relaxation and fee-waivers and much more to attract Indian students

Maharashtra might see phased reopening of schools from mid-June

Schools to reopen Zone-wise for classes 8 to12, green zones to take the lead, others would gradually follow

To Take, or not to Take the pending exams – the dilemma before class 10 and 12 CISCE students, Bombay HC also intervenes

Mumbai sees protests against school fee hike, ban on online classes

Delhi Schools not to open until after July, Virtual Classes shall continue, micro-plans for reopening in the offing

Parents in Bangalore to set off an avalanche on twitter with 40,000 pro-online classes tweets

CISCE asked to clarify its position on holding remaining exams by Bombay HC

Learning outcome-centered MHRD’s Road Map for the new academic session 2020-21 released for NCERT

Data from 170 private schools in Delhi gives a glimpse of the fee backlog

NCPCR report shows that 22% of the schools across 12 states run in dilapidated buildings

In the No Fee order aftermath, Private Schools in Gujarat suspend online classes

Google to Partner with CBSE and Train 1 Million Teachers Under 'Blended Learning’ initiative

HRD Ministry Issues Guidelines for Online Classes, Decides on the Cap on Duration

HC Extends the order passed for the schools in Punjab regarding fee collection to Haryana Schools

NEP 2020 Implementation—Ministry Of Education Invites Suggestions from Teachers and Principals

NIOS Advised to Increase Transparency and Reform Exam by Education Minister

CBSE Survey Findings Suggest Principals are in Favor of Staggered Reopening of Schools for Senior School Students

BYJU to Organize the Biggest Ever Virtual School Quiz Competition

Plea Against Salary Cuts of Private School Teachers Moved in Delhi High Court

Dry Food Items for Children Till Schools Reopen

National Education Policy 2020 | Introduction of the New Curriculum and Assessment Modalities to take effect from 2021-22

NCPCR Launches Tele Counselling Service for Children to Help them Cope with Covid-19

NEP 2020: 10 Nations Show Interest in Adopting India’s NEP into their Education Systems

Model Project for the Benefit of SC and ST Students Launched In Kerala

Tamil Nadu will not Employ Shift- Model for Schools that Reopen: Education Minister

With Unlock 4 underway, and Center’s issuance SOP for Schools’ reopening, states remain undecided

5 reasons why you should start using Vidura Digi today

Reopening of schools—KV and Navodayas propose reopening in November

COVID Aftermath--There may be a further reduction of CBSE and ICSE board syllabi

Digital Divide Highlighted by the ASER 2020

Reopening of school—Uttarakhand issues SOP for schools ahead of expected reopening

India ranks 6th most positive about teachers in the 35-country survey

Centre’s portal DIKSHA: Gujarat is first in ‘direct plays’ on online learning

CBSE Schools Gearing their class 12th Students up for Changed Exam Pattern

Andhra Pradesh Association of Private Schools appeal for governmental assistance for budget private schools

Merger of low-strength Schools in Odisha planned

Government schools in Srinagar to get ‘smart’

Delhi Directorate of Education Website will have approvals for fee hike uploaded

A Student Poll on CBSE 2021 Board Exams shows majority inclination towards deferment, some favour cancellation

Come 2021, Schools set to reopen for class 10 and 12 in Karnataka

Delhi may scrap nursery admissions for 2021-22, schools unlikely to open before July

CBSE Board Exams not to start until February end

The enrollment in US Public School Dwindles in the Wake of the Pandemic

Economically Weaker Section students are among the hardest hit in the course of the pandemic

Unaided private schools fear closure as a consequence of fee cutbacks and students moving to government schools

State Directive for Schools for 30% Fee Reduction in Karnataka for the academic year 2020-21

COVID-19 likely to have a bearing on the education budget thereby on NEP

Educations and Health Expert become votaries for reopening of classes for Primary students in Karnataka

Karnataka May See Schools Reopen for Classes 6 to 12 by January End

Delhi High Court Fines SDMC as the organization fails to requisition special educators in its schools

CBSE affiliation procedure to be restructured towards total digitalization

Civil Society Organization Protests the Omissions of New religions from Textbooks

2 Million Jharkhand Students of classes 1 to 7 may get promoted without examination this Academic Year

CBSE: Two levels of English and Sanskrit from 2021-22 session, Improvement exams under NEP 2020 Implementation

Union Education Minister Chairs IIT Council Meeting, implementation of NEP remains discussed

Private Schools organize Protest over Fee Cut Directive in Bangalore

UN Report Indicates Poor learning Outcomes of Children In school

New assessment framework for middle and secondary classes launched by CBSE

Findings on the adoption of Online Education in Government Schools in India

State’s Education Expenditure Per-Student has Risen in Delhi

Institutionalization of Virtual Model of Education May Be on the Cards in Delhi

Assam’s Initiatives for Incentivizing Girl’s Education are Unique and Innovative

PPP model for Opening New Sainik Schools Set Afloat

Delhi Govt. 'Education Mentoring Programme' for Effective Initiation of Girls in STEM Education and Careers