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Issue # 293 | 22 July 2014

 

 

 

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YOUR WEEKLY EDUCATION DIGEST

 

 

 

BLOG // RISHI VASHISTHA

Design Sprint: improving education quality in budget private schools

 

Through a one-week Design Sprint, University of Chicago Graduates under the International Innovation Corps (IIC) Fellowship programme are partnering with Centre for Civil Society (CCS)'s National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) initiative. They will work closely with CCS to explore ways of improving quality of education in budget private schools in India, and present at UChicago's Center in Delhi on Friday.

The RTE Platform spoke to Will Gossin, who is leading the Design Sprint programme in India.
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About NISA

 

About NISA

Know more about the National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) initiative of Centre for Civil Society. Currently, almost 36,400 schools under 20 state private school  associations affiliated to  NISA adress the needs of ~9.35 million children across India.

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RESEARCH // SANGEETA GOYAL AND PRIYANKA PANDEY, THE WORLD BANK, 2010

How do government and private schools differ?

 

This paper uses survey data from representative samples of government and private schools in two states of India, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, to explore systematic differences between the two school types. We find that private school students have higher test scores than government school students. However, in both private and government schools the overall quality is low and learning gains from one grade to the next are small. There is large variation in the quality of both school types; and observed school and teacher characteristics are weakly correlated with learning outcomes. There is considerable sorting among students, and those from higher socio-economic strata select into private schools. Private schools have lower pupil-teacher ratios and seven to eight times lower teacher salaries but do not differ systematically in infrastructure and teacher effort from government schools. Most of the variation in teacher effort is within schools and is weakly correlated with observed teacher characteristics such as education, training, experience.

After controlling for observed student and school characteristics, the private school advantage over government schools in test scores varies by state, school type and grade. Private unrecognized schools do better than private recognized schools. Given the large salary differential, private schools would clearly be more cost effective even in the case of no absolute difference in test scores.

 

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OPINION

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Should the government decide teacher qualifications and salary norms for private schools?

 

Section 23 of the RTE Act authorises the government to lay down rules for minimum qualifications for becoming a teacher, and also for deciding their salary and allowances.

 

The 25 percent fee reimbursement system is so weak that many private schools don't apply only!


Instead, they make up for the money from elsewhere, often transferring the financial burden on the fee-paying 75% to accomodate the non-fee-paying 25% in private schools.

 

School Management Committees: Insights, Challenges and Way-forward

 

Central Square Foundation

November 2013 

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THE RTE NEWSREEL

 

Maharashtra // DNA // 22 July 2014

What RTE? Maharashtra simply has no schools in 2,085 villages

Assam diaries: On April 8 2014, 11- year-old Radhika Gurung, studying in Class IV, was returning from school nearly 7 km away with her sisters Chandra and Maya along the river Teesta near Bardang, Sikkim. Suddenly, without having any time to respond, all three school girls were washed away by force of water released by upstream Teesta dam. While Maya and Chandra were lucky to be saved, Radhika wasn't. She lost her life.

 

NCT of Delhi // The Hindu // 19 July 2014

Rs 2,482 crore allocated to education sector

With nearly one lakh students enrolling in Delhi Government schools each year, the city requires around 500 new schools to meet the demand as per norms under the Right to Education Act, noted Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the Delhi Budget on Friday.

 

Maharashtra // Times of India // 18 July 2014

Schools unhappy with RTE provisions

NAGPUR: Maharashtra Rajya Shikshan Sanstha Mahamandal (MRSSM), the Pune-based powerful union representing school managements in state, has expressed unhappiness with state government over implementation of the Right To Education (RTE) Act. RTE has a wide ambit, from admission to infrastructure, but MRSSM's biggest gripe is with the way the education pattern in state is being altered to realign with that of the Act. For decades, the state has followed the 4+3+3 (primary, middle and high school) pattern but now it has been changed to 5+3+2.

 

Gujarat // Deccan Herald // 17 July 2014

IIMA's 'Prayas' makes right to education a reality

The management lessons they learn are sure to fetch them top-notch corporate jobs, but for students of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), helping underprivileged children get school admission under the Right To Education Act has offered more valuable experience in social responsibility.

 

Haryana // DNA // 16 July 2014

Haryana Education Minister bats for return of detention in schools

Haryana Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal on Wednesday made a strong pitch for the re-introduction of the detention policy in schools, arguing that not having such a system had led to a sharp fall in the learning outcomes of students. Bhukkal, who headed a sub-committee to review the 'no- detention policy' under the Right to Education Act (RTE), suggested that there was an urgent need to adopt a way to examine and assess learning outcomes.

 

 

 

 

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