Children learn better with inclusive education

Inclusive education is the need of the hour. It helps build friendships and inculcate mutual respect and understanding. Patricia Mascarenhas investigates why inclusive education is not successful in India and what is the way forward

RTE Act not applicable to minority institutions: SC

The Supreme Court today held that the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, which mandates 25 per cent seats in all schools be reserved for the economically disadvantaged, is not applicable to minority institutions.

SC upholds constitutional validity of RTE Act

The Supreme Court Tuesday upheld the constitutional validity of the Right to Education Act, which mandates that 25 per cent seats in all schools be reserved for the economically disadvantaged.

Goa teachers’ work hours may be increased

After increasing school timings by 30 minutes for students, Goa government is now mulling on making seven-and-half hours of work compulsory for teachers, as per the Right to Education (RTE) guidelines.

Karnataka flays Centre`s silence on RTE expenses sharing

BJP government in Karnataka condemned what it called the "apathy" by the Centre towards sharing the expenditure involved in implementing the RTE act and urged to refund the cost as early as possible.

Army opposes reservation in its schools under RTE Act

Army is opposing implementation of 25 per cent reservation for children of weaker and disadvantaged groups in its around 150 schools under the RTE Act.

RTE shamed: Bangalore schools target poor kids

Some educational institutions continue to make a mockery of the Right to Education Act (RTE) passed by the Parliament recently.

`RTE burden on schools not to be on students`

The RTE Act mandates the schools to provide free education upto 25 per cent of the students from economic weaker section between 6 to 14 years of age.

Notice to govt on plea for amendment to RTE Act

The Centre was asked on Wednesday by the
Delhi High Court to respond to a plea for amendment to the
Right to Education (RTE) Act.

Delhi govt`s reply sought on RTE breach by schools

A bench of Acting Chief Justice AK Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw issued notice to the Delhi government and its Directorate of Education.

RTE will take 3 more years to show results: Sibal

Faced with teacher shortage and
other infrastructural hurdles, the government has said the
ambitious Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education
(RTE) Act will take at least three more years to show results.

SC to give early hearing to petitions challenging RTE Act

With admission season underway, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to give early hearing to
petitions challenging the validity of the provision of Right
to Free and Compulsory Education Act.

Delhi govt nursery guidelines violative of RTE Act: DCPCR

Delhi`s child rights body DCPCR on Friday slammed the city government`s nursery admission
guidelines as "violative" of the Right to Education Act and
issued a notice to it seeking immediate revision of the order.

Govt allays fears of minority institutions on RTE Act

Amid apprehension by several
Muslim organisations that provisions of the RTE Act impinge on minority rights, Government today made it clear
that constitutional guarantees available to minority
institutions will not be violated.

RTE act needs close scrutiny in Nagaland: Minister

Terming the RTE Act as the most revolutionary legislation, the state education minister today urged all stakeholders to examine closely
how various provisions of the Act.

RTE Act against fundamental rights, will oppose it: Jamiat

Terming the Right to Education
Act as "against the fundamental rights", Jamiat-Ulema-i-Hind
today threatened to oppose it with full vigour.

Naveen seeks 90% Central funding for implementing RTE Act

Orissa Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik on Tuesday joined the bandwagon to demand 90 per cent
Central funding for at least two plan periods for implementing
the Right To Education (RTE) Act in the state.

Bihar needs Rs 27,000 cr to implement RTE Act: CM

Bihar requires Rs 27,000 crore, much
beyond the state`s internal resources, to implement the Right
to Education Act in the first year itself, Chief Minister
Nitish Kumar said on Monday.

Maya`s remark on RTE Act `outrageous reaction`: Congress

Continuing to target Uttar
Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Congress on Monday said it was an
"outrageous reaction" from her on the non-availability of
funds with the state government to implement the Right to
Education Act.

NCPCR to monitor implementation of RTE Act

The National Commission for
Protection of Child Rights has been mandated to monitor the
implementation of the historic Right to Education Act which is
coming into force from tomorrow.