Night Schools In Mumbai Left With No Teachers After Government Order

Night Schools In Mumbai Left With No Teachers After Government Order

Night Schools In Mumbai Left With No Teachers After Government Order Most students studying in Mumbai’s night schools are from underprivileged backgrounds. MUMBAI: For the last three months, classrooms at LBS Night School at Mumbai’s Chembur have functioned without a teacher. Students read their text books by themselves as there is no teacher to take classes. This academic year has brought bad news for night schools in Mumbai. Around 1,400 teachers and non-teaching staff of night schools have been asked to stop their part-time services for the night school as…

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Dera chief sentencing: Ghaziabad schools to remain shut, most Noida schools to stay open

Dera chief sentencing: Ghaziabad schools to remain shut, most Noida schools to stay open

In anticipation of mob violence on Monday, as the CBI court will announce the sentence of Dera chief Ram Rahim who was convicted in a rape case, all schools in Ghaziabad will be closed on Monday. A few schools in Noida will also be closed as a preventive measure despite a statement from the district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, BN Singh, stating that there is no such need. The Ghaziabad district administration has issued a directive to all private and public schools in the district to remain closed on…

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Here are the top schools among founders who raise big dollars

Here are the top schools among founders who raise big dollars

You don’t need a fancy university degree to launch a startup and secure venture capital. But looking at the data on who gets funded, alumni affiliation sure seems to be a big contributing factor. For this back-to-school series, Crunchbase is taking a look at how top U.S. universities rank in terms of graduating entrepreneurs who go on to launch funded startups. We look at which institutions launch the most startups, as well as the most highly capitalized. But first, a spoiler alert: If you’re looking for surprises, stop reading now….

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Top 15 International Film Schools Revealed

Top 15 International Film Schools Revealed

Australian Film, Television and Radio School Oscar winner Margaret Sixel (editing, Mad Max: Fury Road) attended, as did Jane Campion and Philip Noyce. Beijing Film Academy The USC of the East, this Chinese school boasts alumni from art house stars (like Jia Zhangke) to Sino film mainstays (like Zhang Yimou). Centro De Capacitacion Cinematografica Mexico’s top film school is certainly affordable — $900 a year. Oscar-nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (The Wolf of Wall Street) is an alumnus. Centro Sperimentalde Di Cinematografia This 82-year-old Roman film school gave birth to Italian Neorealism;…

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Why Suburban Schools Are Inflating Kids’ Grades

Why Suburban Schools Are Inflating Kids’ Grades

Monet Spencer remembers traveling to affluent suburban high schools when she was a member of the marching band at Brashear High School in this city’s low-income, high-crime Beechview neighborhood. The suburban band members’ uniforms were brand new, Spencer noticed—not passed down and worn-out like hers. So were their instruments, unlike the scratched and tarnished castoffs her school loaned her and her bandmates, including the secondhand flute she played. The experience sticks in her mind as a symbol of the gulf between the opportunities she had compared to those enjoyed by…

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White supremacist posters targeting students placed at Melbourne high schools

White supremacist posters targeting students placed at Melbourne high schools

Melbourne school students have been targeted by white supremacists, who placed racist posters around high schools carrying the message “Keep Australia White”. Victoria’s education minister, James Merlino, has labelled the posters “vile and disgusting,” and an investigation has been launched by Victoria police. “This is incredibly concerning for our school communities,” Merlino said. “These sort of vile and disgusting comments and posters are not acceptable in the community and those individuals that placed them should be ashamed of themselves.” He said the schools affected, the private high school Melbourne Grammar and the select-entry…

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Vande Mataram mandate: Urdu-medium BMC schools fear parents’ ‘backlash’

Vande Mataram mandate: Urdu-medium BMC schools fear parents’ ‘backlash’

JUST over a year after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued a circular mandating Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) in all municipal schools, civic schoolteachers, especially in Urdu-medium schools, are fearing a backlash from parents if they mandate the singing of Vande Mataram. On Thursday, an elected body of corporators in Mumbai had passed a proposal to make singing of the national song compulsory across nearly 1,100 BMC schools. Last year, the BMC had okayed a proposal, mandating all BMC schoolchildren to perform the Surya Namaskar. Though a circular was issued,…

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LoC Schools Closed After Pakistan Shelling Reopened In Rajouri

LoC Schools Closed After Pakistan Shelling Reopened In Rajouri

658 schools along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera sector reopened today after remaining closed for a week following cross-border shelling by Pakistan. Authorities had closed 67l schools in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district on August 5 for safety and security of students in view of heavy and indiscriminate shelling. Thirteen schools in vulnerable areas would remain closed till further orders, officials said. Deputy Commissioner (Rajouri) Shahid Iqbal Choudhary had ordered reopening of the schools in the sector from today on the recommendation of the chief…

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English schools excluded 700 children for sexual misconduct in past four years

English schools excluded 700 children for sexual misconduct in past four years

Hundreds of children, including some as young as five, are being expelled or temporarily excluded from school for sexual misconduct including abuse, assault, harassment and watching pornography, according to new figures. The research reveals that pupils are being disciplined for a wide range of incidents described as sexual misconduct, including bullying and “lewd” behaviour, as well as sharing indecent images on social media. Figures obtained via a freedom of information request by the Press Association from 15 local authorities found 754 children had been expelled or temporarily excluded from school…

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India’s Schools Need the Light of Inner Discipline, Not the Militarisation of Consciousness

India’s Schools Need the Light of Inner Discipline, Not the Militarisation of Consciousness

Recent reports of the Prime Minister’s Office advising the human resource development ministry to introduce elements of military school training and ‘patriotic’ sentiments in regular schools has left me disturbed. As a teacher with sustained engagement with critical pedagogy and life-affirming education, I feel that this is yet another effort at militarisation of consciousness and equating discipline with non-reflexive obedience. A debate on the merits of such a decision should not be limited to the government or its ideology; instead, it should be about the socio-philosophical and pedagogic enquiry into the dynamics…

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