Education
Nov 04 2015
NO SAFETY AT COACHING CENTRES
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Akshatha M
Parents sending their children to tuition and coaching centres seem unaware of laws governing the institutes. Only 28 are registered while hundreds continue flouting rules merrily. Why is this a problem?
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Oct 06 2015
Blog: In Lighter Whine
Jesus is supposed to have said that "Man does not live by bread alone". Whether I eat only bread or other things along with it, though, a lot of the stuff I'm currently learning will be of no help whatsoever in acquiring it. That's what I feel every...
Sep 09 2015
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
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News Desk
Canara Bank's new corporate social responsibility initiative aims to bring otherwise expensive computer training within the reach of the common man. Here's how.
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Sep 07 2015
Blog: Ideas at Work
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The Right to Education Act has to be amended, to have any chance of succeeding. In fact, almost certainly, without amendments it will do more harm than good, and there is enough evidence of this happening already. Four common-sense steps will help...
Aug 11 2015
Column: Southern Bengaluru Chronicles
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Chandra Shekhar Balachandran
School-going children often come up with nicknames for their teachers. Here's one such teacher from the author's past - DRV aka Dappa Ravay (V)unday.
Aug 04 2015
NALLURAHALLI RISING WORKS ON SLUM CHILDREN
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Akshatha M
Whitefield residents spotted children playing near a slum, right next to an unused school. Their efforts could soon help the children get education.
Jun 25 2015
SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHILDREN OF PARENTS ENGAGED IN 'UNCLEAN OCCUPATION'
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Kabir Khan
With help from waste management group Hasiru Dala, over 100 children of waste pickers get government-sponsored scholarships worth more than 2 lakh rupees!
May 25 2015
Blog: Ideas at Work
A Mathematics teacher at Corporation Malleswaram High School teaching a 9th standard class. Pic: Shamsheer Yousaf What can we do to improve public schooling, tangibly? Ever since the terrible PU results came out showing more children failing...
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May 20 2015
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
PNLIT is delighted by the performance of our three students in the II P.U.C. exams. All of them got over 70% with Deepubai getting 75%, Sadiqa 71% and Ramya 72%.    Living in the hutments on the lake bund, they joined PNLIT's...
Mar 24 2015
TUITIONS FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS
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Sowrabha Karinje
Finding tuition centres in the neighbourhood has been made easy through web-based platforms these days. They provide tutor services and help anxious parents find the right help to ensure their children understand their lessons and score well.
Nov 28 2014
THE GREEN BRIGADE
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News Desk
B.PAC has launched the Green Ambassador Program, a 6 month internship program for college students, to create interest and awareness on urban environmental issues.
Nov 08 2014
PROPOSAL TO REVISE SCHOOL FEE STRUCTURE
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Shree D N
The State Education Department has proposed new fee guidelines and clarifies to Citizen Matters that they are not specifying a fixed amount. So why are schools and parents worried?
Nov 04 2014
SAFETY MEASURES IN SCHOOLS
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Devishobha Chandramouli
In light of the recent cases of child sexual abuse in schools, a citizen asks pertinent questions about the current education system.and wonders if education has lost its nobility.
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Oct 31 2014
GOVERNMENT SPRINGS INTO ACTION
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Shree D N
Yet another rape in an upscale school. Some more protests. Do the statements made by the CM and the Home Minister point to the root problem? Read on.
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Sep 29 2014
Blog: Like a Lake
On 26 th  September 2014, over 200 National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers from Government First Grade College, Yelahanka attended a five-hour workshop on Lake Conservation. The workshop was organised by Mr Govindraju, Program Co-ordinator...
Sep 05 2014
NBF ORGANISES WORKSHOP ON CHILD-SAFETY
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News Desk
If you are a parent worried about the safety of your kid, this is for you: An interactive session on child-safe Bengaluru.
Sep 05 2014
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
A good opportunity for those who have finished Std 12 and interested in vocational training.  Center located in South Bangalore.  Labournet  is starting a new skill development course next week.   Name of the...
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Sep 04 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
My friend Vandana Murthy writes: "My son has to go to school tomorrow 5th September, 2014)  from 12.30 noon to 6.30 pm. It is compulsory to attend...to hear the PM's speech!!! Even their test has been postponed. This is unprecedented political...
Aug 13 2014
DEALING WITH CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
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Nikita Malusare
What is school's responsibility in handling the cases of child sexual abuse if they take place inside the school? Read to know.
Aug 09 2014
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN
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Parents of VIBGYOR school reiterate the demand for justice, fast and fair investigation to get the truth out, punishment to all those involved, immediate suspension of the principal, vice-principal, grade one coordinator and the class teacher, credible and accountable authority to replace the existing management of the school.
Jul 31 2014
CHILD SAFETY MEASURES
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Rajesh Mehar
"You probably don't know this secret, but your mother changed the password just last evening. Do you want to know what it is? It's Gobi Manchurian!" Won't some kids fall for this? How tough is it to convince a child?
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Jul 30 2014
NO ACTION ON SCHOOL AUTHORITIES
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Nikita Malusare
One of the newly arrested persons was picked up by police earlier too, when he went to prison to give food to Mustafa, say sources. He was released, and re-arrested on Monday.
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Jul 29 2014
Column: Civic Reflections
Sakuntala Narasimhan
Guidelines are relaxed for government schools because, there may not be enough infrastructure to implement the rules. Why does this double standard exist?
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Jul 28 2014
ENSURING CHILDRENS' SAFETY
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Shaibya Saldanha
Throughout the year, there are multiple cases of child abuse. Other than a sense of “what is our country coming to?”, we don't do anything. Is it because they are children of slum-dwellers, construction workers, single mothers struggling to make two ends?
Jul 25 2014
DISABILITY RIGHTS
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Ganga Madappa
What happens when a disabled child is denied his rights during his SSLC examination? He loses hope.
Jul 24 2014
CHILDRENS' SAFETY AND SCHOOLS
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Nikita Malusare
What should a school do when an incident of sexual abuse of a child comes to light? Hiding it is a crime. What is the procedure to be followed in such a situation?
 
 

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