Education News – Monthly Newsletter March 2011

For India's Muslims, Vastanvi has got it right (Comment)

The controversy surrounding Maulana Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi, elected as vice chancellor of Darul Uloom in Deoband, a leading school of Islamic theology with followers across the world, would need to be viewed in the larger context of modernisation of education for India’s 160 million Muslims. Reforms in education imparted in madrassas is the unique proposition ... Read more >>>.

Education News – Monthly Newsletter February 2011

Haryana schools to remain closed Jan 7-16

CHANDIGARH - The education department of Haryana Friday announced that all schools will remain closed from Jan 7 to 15, 2011, in view of the cold conditions prevailing across the state. Director of Secondary Education Vijayendra Kumar said that the schools would reopen after winter vacations Jan 17. .... Source article  : Haryana schools to remain closed Jan 7-16.

Education News – Monthly Newsletter January 2011

School makes girls perform bike stunts

LUCKNOW - A renowned girls’ school in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh is facing enquiry after a local TV channel aired footage of students performing stunts on bikes as part of preparations for its annual day programme, an official said Wednesday. Students of classes IX to XII of St. Mary’s Senior Secondary School were shown .... Read the original article  : School makes girls perform bike stunts.

Education News – Monthly Newsletter December 2010

To put it bluntly, education sector dismal: Pakistani daily

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s education sector requires serious attention, a leading Pakistan daily said while labelling the situation “quite dismal”. The Dawn said in an editorial that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani`s admission that the nationalisation of schools and colleges in the early 1970s by the Pakistan Peoples Party founder, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was a .... Source  : Gaea News Network.

Education News – Monthly Newsletter November 2010

For-profit colleges accused of pumping up job stats, replacing dropouts with new recruits

For-profit colleges hit again in Senate hearings A career adviser at a large for-profit college, testifying Thursday before a Senate committee, said her employer used “tricks and sleight of hand” to exaggerate job placement statistics given to prospective students. The latest in a series of hearings scrutinizing for-profit higher education also produced the most intense partisan finger-pointing ... Read more >>>.

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