Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

A key panel of India’s apex education reforms body is likely to recommend bringing pre-school and classes nine and 10 within the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, thereby expanding the range of free education for children across India, members of the panel said on Saturday. Currently, the landmark law applies to children between six and 14 years of age studying in Classes 1 to 8. The sub-committee of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) will meet on January 11 to finalise its recommendation before sending the…

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Trump’s win leaves Obama’s higher education reforms in doubt

Trump’s win leaves Obama’s higher education reforms in doubt

Donald Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton in the election places eight years of higher-education reform under President Obama in doubt, raising questions about the direction of policies governing financial aid and for-profit colleges. The Obama administration has enacted sweeping changes to the way the federal government provides and collects student loans, kicking banks out of the lending process and expanding a suite of repayment plans tied to income. Those moves rankled Republicans, as did a set of policies pushing tough employment and student-debt-forgiveness rules aimed at for-profit colleges. Now, advocates fear that there…

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Queen’s speech: authorities confirms raft of reforms in a brand new education invoice

Queen’s speech: authorities confirms raft of reforms in a brand new education invoice

The Queen units out her government’s fundamental plan to turn each faculty in England into an academy, in a speech quick on information about education coverage The authorities will post a brand new training invoice that will comprise new laws to pressure all schools in a local authority to convert to academy repute if the council fails to fulfill a “minimum performance threshold”. TES is familiar with the brand new invoice, entitled training for All, isn’t always expected to be posted until the fall, and also will incorporate plans to…

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