Addressing the 14th annual State conference on “Dalit Girl Children-Access to Quality Education”, organised by Dalit Sthree Sakthi (DSS), Mr. Rajsekhar explained the need for English as a medium of instruction, especially for Dalit students, and cited the examples of schools in Delhi. He said that instead of handing over their children to the schools and the government and shirking their responsibility, parents should play an active role in moulding their children into responsible citizens. At home, they should create a conducive atmosphere for them to learn their lessons. … [Read more...] about Imparting quality education a challenge today, says official
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Spielman’s comments represent a blunt message to ministers keen to tackle topical issues by placing more responsibilities on schools even as they face cuts to resources in the face of austerity. Over the summer the Home Office issued lesson plans for children as young as 11 about the dangers of knife crime, which would involve them being told it is a “myth” that they will be safer with a weapon. … [Read more...] about Schools can’t be substitute parents, Ofsted chief warns
There was a poor public understanding of the risks of transmission, in part because local politicians and media didn’t provide helpful explanations regarding this risk. Citizens were engaging in cultural burial practices that perpetuated the virus’s spread, and there was inadequate messaging about the dangers of handling the bodies of those killed by the virus. Due in part to the dearth of intelligible communications about Ebola, some affected communities began hiding infected or deceased people. Not only did this enhance the spread of the disease, it exacerbated the confusion about the number of infections and deaths. … [Read more...] about Ebola created a public health emergency—and we weren’t ready for it
“The reason the current system uses exam results to hold schools to account is because it’s so simple. Everyone understands it and you can create a league table very easily with it. The problem is exam results only tell part of the story. It’s a meaningful part, but at Michaela the main thing visitors are impressed by is how kind our students are to each other, how they respect their teachers and the interesting conversations they have at lunch. There’s no metric for measuring that, although Ofsted inspectors have noted our children were polite, well-mannered and articulate. … [Read more...] about Should schools be judged by their exam results?
And it's hard to tell what comes next. Perhaps the president, chastened by the elections, is working out how he can balance the demands of the people with the interests of his backers. The people who descended on Tahrir on Thursday night were there to celebrate, but they could easily turn. The revolution has shown us the rot at the heart of the regime, it has brought discontent to the surface. It has expressed the urgency and intensity with which the young desire a different system, and it has shown that they have the ability and the energy and the inventiveness to create it. They just don't have the space to try, and they don't have the power to make that space. … [Read more...] about Egypt’s revolution won’t be undone: the people still have the will