Education
Apr 20 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I've been visiting a few schools lately, and I am rather disturbed by some of the things I see on the campuses. One school has no playground at all. Pointing to a tiny handkerchief of space, the  person talking to me says, "That is enough...
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Apr 19 2017
TACKLING THE CHALLENGES OF QUALITY EDUCATION
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Abhilash M
What happens when the cost of education skyrockets and people become unhappy with the quality of education? They start their own school!
Apr 07 2017
Blog: In Lighter Whine
I've been writing code for a while now. I first learned to program at age nine, and can now write an entire app on my own. The thing I've noticed, though, is that a lot of my friends seem to have a bit of a phobia of writing code.  The US...
Mar 14 2017
RIGHT TO EDUCATION ACT IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
While some schools circumvent RTE rules, other schools have many objections to the RTE implementation. What are they? And how are they dealing with them?
Feb 23 2017
RIGHT TO EDUCATION ACT IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
Right to education act has many loopholes - exemption given to minority institutions is a major one. Many schools save themselves under the protection of minority status even in the absence of certificates.
Feb 21 2017
POLICY IN ACTION PROGRAMME
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Anjini Bist
A recently launched experiential public policy programme offers 60 Bengaluru participants a chance to work on live projects for seven members of parliament.
Feb 15 2017
RTE APPLICATION PROCESS
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Akshatha M
RTE admission season is open in Bengaluru. If you are looking to help someone to get their child admitted to schools under RTE, or if you need it for your child, this is your guide.
Feb 13 2017
RIGHT TO EDUCATION ACT IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
Aadhaar is compulsory for admission of children under right to education act. But will that solve the problems? What other problems are being faced by RTE children and parents?
Feb 08 2017
SCHOOL FEE SURVEY
News Desk
How much are you spending on your child's education? We are working on an interesting article, we would like to hear from you!
Feb 06 2017
RIGHT TO EDUCATION ACT
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Akshatha M
The demand for quality education at low cost remains unmet in Bengaluru, while those who manage to get RTE seats for children face situations that are against the spirit of the Act. First part of the series on Right to Education act and ground realities in Bengaluru.
Jan 03 2017
Blog: In Lighter Whine
I've been thinking about our education system a lot (again) lately. Mainly, I've been trying to figure out what it is, exactly, that I dislike about it. After much introspection (read: "Ten minutes of trying to come up with something to write about...
Dec 12 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
All schools have festive occasions when the parents and children celebrate with the school. But at Magic Puddles, a playschool in J P Nagar in Bangalore, the annual mela this year, on the 5th of December, 2016, recycled a lot of stuff that would...
Nov 04 2016
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Radio Active 90.4MHz
How to make government schools function on par with private schools: lessons from a head teacher who did it and showed.
Sep 07 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
The CBSE action against NPS schools is a classic study of everything that is wrong in the way we manage education. Without going into the specifics of NPS itself, we should be able to see the wrinkles in the canvas. a. First, the public school...
Sep 06 2016
VIJNANA HABBA AT SOUL KERE
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Kate Clark
Among what was displayed were a model of a hydroelectric generator, an eco-friendly air-cooler, a mosquito trapper, a vehicle-mounted wind turbine and other interesting science models.
Jun 23 2016
ATHLETICS TRAINING IN BENGALURU
Akshatha M
A city with 1/6th of the state's population, yet Bengaluru cannot produce high performing athletes. Why?
Jun 10 2016
SCHOOL FEE HIKE DEBATE IN BENGALURU
Akshatha M
While there are examples of schools getting into profiteering mode, there are schools that need to recover the investment. The 'charity' tag for schools and the unscientific fee structure the government is proposing is not helping solve any problem.
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Jun 09 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
Deepanjali Mishra. Pic: Pravir B. Sukanti and Bhagirathi Mishra are on cloud nine. Since May 28, when the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the results for Grade 10 board examination, these Whitefield residents are elated...
Jun 09 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Aradhana Academy is not on the list of "elite" schools of Bangalore. But here's our experience. I sent this email to Rajane Prasad, Admissions Co-ordinator, and Sister Moly, the Principal of the School. Dear Ms Rajane: There is a FB group...
Jun 02 2016
SCHOOL FEE HIKE IN BANGALORE
Akshatha M
Parents believe fee is being hiked erratically by school managements with no scientific basis. With no relief from the government, they have now decided to fight it out in the court.
May 27 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
In 2015, Whitefield Rising volunteers joined hands with Samridhdhi Trust to run a Bridge School for children of construction workers in Nallurahalli area of Whitefield. Rotary and various companies contributed to the cause. Meanwhile, many students...
May 05 2016
PUBLIC POLICY COURSES IN BENGALURU
Pavan Srinath
With its new post-graduate course for working professionals, Takshashila Institution hopes that more individuals choose public policy as a career option.
Apr 13 2016
PUBLIC POLICY COURSES IN BENGALURU
Pavan Srinath
Public policy is a sunrise area in the field of education. And here is a course for women interested in public policy.
Feb 24 2016
Blog: In Lighter Whine
I don't know how many of you have ever had to switch schools in tenth grade and/or have kids who switched schools in tenth grade. If you have, I think you'll agree with me when I say that it is, in the truest sense of the word, an ordeal. For the...
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Feb 22 2016
DEFY: DESIGN EDUCATION FOR YOURSELF
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Abhijit Sinha
Here is a school, where the young and not so young are learning by doing. They have learnt physics, maths with do-it-yourself projects. The founder of ProjectDEFY shares what it's all about.
Jan 25 2016
GREEN AND SAFE SCHOOL PROJECT
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Sharath SR
B.PAC, in association with Shell MRPL Aviation launched the Safe and Green School project. The project aims to create a clean and safe environment in government schools that is conducive for learning.
 
 

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