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New Ideas required for improved learning at Schools

While everyone acknowledges the success of enrollment achieved (as high as 96% in some states), however most of us are also aware of the decline in learning standards in India, which ASER survey identified (earlier covered by SRRF visit http://blog.srr-foundation.org/?p=1646 … Continue reading

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9th ASER Report – Lessons to be learnt ……..(3)

It is good to see a lot of interest in this series on ASER Report, as evidenced by a number of responses to earlier two posts. In today’s post certain pertinent issues are highlighted on lessons to be learnt from … Continue reading

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9th ASER Report highlights……..(2)

Bad news of falling standards of education – Statewise status: Class III-V – Students who can read text of Class I All India 55% TOP 5 BOTTOM 5 Mizoram 80.2% Madhya Pradesh 38.1% Meghalaya 80.0% Jharkhand 45.4% Manipur 78.7% Assam … Continue reading

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9th ASER Report highlights

Recently 9th Annual Survey Education Report report conducted by Pratham has been released. It has several important and interesting findings. SRRF Dialogue would undertake a series of releases on the important findings of the report. First the good news: Over … Continue reading

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Challenges of implementing of RTE

Right to Education is creating its own problems. As the Govt’s sustained campaign to enhance attendance in schools is bringing over 90% of children to schools, predictably it is also creating infrastructural problems. At primary level currently there are 5.23 … Continue reading

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SSA REPORT CARD

Allocations have arisen considerably in last three years. 2011-12 :             Rs 55,746 crores  (30% increase over previous year 2010-11 :             Rs 42,926 crores  (64% increase) 2009-10 :             Rs 26,169 crores While since 2009-10 there has been an increment of … Continue reading

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Orphan children face hurdles in getting admission to schools

Presently under Right to Education Act 2010, one need to provide various certificates to prove the identity of child, these could include birth certificate, BPL card or caste certificate, etc. However one consequential effect of requiring such certificates is that … Continue reading

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Breakfast in schools?

As most of us would know that Tamil Nadu was the first state to start Midday Meal Scheme in the 1960’s, which involves provision of lunch free of cost to school-children on all working days. In 1982, the then Chief … Continue reading

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Going to School, does not necessarily mean learning

All over India, nearly 97 % of all children between 6 and 14 years old are enrolled in some form of primary school. According to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, 70 % of all children not enrolled are in … Continue reading

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Reinforcing Promotion of culture & arts magnet schools

The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, the model of Science magnet concept, now plans to have specialist schools for three more disciplines: arts and cultures, sports and vocational training. These specialized Navodaya schools will only cater to students from classes IX to … Continue reading

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