These Agra youngsters follow their passion full-time

These Agra youngsters follow their passion full-time

Aviral Kaushik, 19, a resident of Paschim Puri, never enjoyed attending classes. He was more keen on singing and hosting events. And according to Aviral, this was no child’s indecision, he was sure about what he wanted to do in life. So when his friends began preparing, in the final years of school, for entrance exams to get enrolled in top colleges, Aviral chose to not follow them. Instead, after school, he enrolled himself for a BBA course and an event management course through distance learning. “I am doing the courses just…

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What Happens When Their School Doesn’t Offer Physics? Rural Students Head Online

What Happens When Their School Doesn’t Offer Physics? Rural Students Head Online

This story is part of the special series United And Divided, which explores the links and rifts between rural and urban America. Schools in rural school districts often don’t have the budget or the teachers to offer students all of the courses they would like to take. One rural district in a Missouri county decided to offer credit for online classes in an effort to give its students the educational opportunities it can’t otherwise afford. In Jefferson County in eastern Missouri, the high school, middle school and elementary school that make…

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Pupils at London school asked to clean their classroom as cuts bite

Pupils at London school asked to clean their classroom as cuts bite

A cash-strapped primary school is asking pupils to vacuum classrooms at the end of the day because it cannot afford to replace the cleaner, while the headteacher’s husband is doing the plumbing for free. In a stark example of how the government’s funding cuts are hitting schools across the country, Furzedown primary school, in the London borough of Wandsworth, has been forced to make cutbacks to try to balance the books. It is one of thousands of schools struggling to make ends meet during the funding crisis. Thousands of parents,…

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6 highly successful execs share their best career advice for 20-somethings

6 highly successful execs share their best career advice for 20-somethings

In honor of graduation season, CNBC Make It spoke exclusively to some of the nation’s top business leaders and personal finance gurus, career coaches, bestselling authors, CEOs, self-made millionaires and billionaires and Wharton’s No. 1 professor. For the next few weeks, we’ll be rolling out the speeches or bits of advice that they are most excited to share with the Class of 2017, using the hashtag #MakeItNewGrads. The Class of 2017 continues to don their caps and gowns as they graduate from school this month. In the coming weeks, many…

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Babies remember their birth language – scientists

Babies remember their birth language – scientists

Babies build knowledge about the language they hear even in the first few months of life, research shows. If you move countries and forget your birth language, you retain this hidden ability, according to a study. Dutch-speaking adults adopted from South Korea exceeded expectations at Korean pronunciation when retrained after losing their birth language. Scientists say parents should talk to babies as much as possible in early life. Dr Jiyoun Choi of Hanyang University in Seoul led the research. The study is the first to show that the early experience…

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Private CBSE schools cannot appoint their own principals

Private CBSE schools cannot appoint their own principals

Private schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) are set to lose their autonomy in appointing their principals, as each aspirant will have to pass an eligibility test conducted by the CBSE and representatives of the CBSE and State government will have a veto in the selection committee to pick a principal. Teachers aspiring to be principals will soon have to appear for a Principal Eligibility Test (PET), the CBSE has decided. Those who are already principals will also have to take the test. However, this amendment…

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9 ways ambitious women can keep going strong in their career

9 ways ambitious women can keep going strong in their career

When it comes to achieving career goals , momentum is the key for women. With all the responsibilities women have outside the workplace — health, family and children to name a few — it is easy to lose focus. The bottomline, however, is if you are committed to your career advancement goals , you can’t afford to wait for someone to recognize your ambition, take you under their wing and develop you. It’s you who has to do it. So, here are 9 ways by which ambitious women can keep…

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‘the solution to the time period-time vacations hassle is tour operators not trekking up their expenses. fat hazard’

‘the solution to the time period-time vacations hassle is tour operators not trekking up their expenses. fat hazard’

Headteachers and politicians have a hard task attempting to navigate this perennial problem, writes veteran schooling journalist Richard Garner in his ultra-modern fortnightly TES column Pity the faculties and the authorities – they’re stuck between a rock and a difficult location over the latest court docket ruling approximately whether or not parents can take their youngsters out of school at some point of term time. The high court subsidized magistrates in ruling that a father, Jon Platt, had no case to answer for taking his six-12 months-vintage daughter out of…

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