Millions of Middle East children out of school, UN warns

More than 12 million children in the Middle East are not being educated despite advances in efforts to expand schooling, the UN children`s agency UNICEF said on Wednesday.

Three-fourth of Class 8 students in Himachal schools lack competence: CAG

 It's startling but true. In a state with 82.8 percent literacy, 20 per cent of Class 3 students in Himachal Pradesh's government schools cannot identify alphabets or numbers.

Delhi's education system needs to be overhauled: Manish Sisodia

Laying more emphasis on teacher training, the education system in the national capital is all set to be overhauled, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here on Tuesday.

Delhi`s stressed-out teachers reject meditation courses

A plan by authorities in New Delhi to send stressed-out teachers on free meditation courses has backfired after they said they would rather prefer the money was spent on improving the Indian capital`s crumbling schools.

Schools in Noida told to follow RTE norms and admit poor students

District Magistrate NP Singh on Monday directed private schools including affiliated with CBSE and ICSE board to follow the Right to Education act and admit poor students.

Four headmistresses suspended as schools found locked in UP

Four headmistresses have been placed under suspension in Khatoli block area here after their schools were found locked during a surprise inspection, an official said on Friday.

'Good for Christians if Hindus avoid convent schools'

 Caitu Silva, a legislator of the ruling alliance in Goa, on Wednesday sarcastically said that if Hindus do not want to send their children to minority institution-run convent schools, then Catholic students would stand a better chance of admission.

Three-year-old sexually assaulted in Noida school

A case was registered on Saturday against an unidentified person after a three-year-old girl was sexually abused in a prestigious playgroup school, located in Sector 58 Noida, neighbouring New Delhi, police said.

Schools shut in Reasi on Saturday due to J&K flood threat

 Authorities on Friday ordered closure of all schools in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir for tomorrow in view of inclement weather and threat of floods and landslides.

Maharashtra: Class 1 girl beaten up, abused for 'not paying fees'

A Class 1 girl student was allegedly beaten up and abused by her school teacher in Bhiwandi here for not paying fees, police said on Wednesday.

UK schools on terror runaway alert over Easter break

 Schools in Britain are on alert over fears that students groomed by the dreaded Islamic State (IS) militant group may run away to join the terror group in Syria during the Easter break this month.

Bengaluru shocker: Girl student shot dead in school, accused arrested

In a shocking incident, an 18-year-old girl student of a residential school here was shot dead on late Tuesday night by an office attendant for allegedly spurning his advances.

Assam govt to bring in special Act to reign in private schools

The Assam government will bring in a special Act to reign in the operations of private schools, which are allegedly charging exorbitant fees and not giving salaries to teachers as per norms.

DNA: UPPCS paper leak; a look at the deteriorating education system in India

The first paper of the UP Provincial Civil Services preliminary examination was today cancelled after it was leaked on social media.

Serena Williams schools US teen Catherine Bellis in Miami victory
Serena Williams schools US teen Catherine Bellis in Miami victory

Serena Williams won her 14th consecutive match on the hardcourts of the ATP and WTA Miami Open, defeating American teenager Catherine Bellis 6-1, 6-1 on Sunday.

Maharashtra mulls pension for retd untrained primary school teachers

 Maharashtra government on Thursday said it is considering a proposal to provide pension to retired untrained primary school teachers teaching in state-run schools across the state.

943 primary schools in HP running with only 1 teacher: CM

 As many as 943 government primary schools in Himachal Pradesh have only one teacher each while 1,136 schools with less than 10 students have one to four teachers, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh informed the Assembly on Monday.

CBSE directs for strict implementation of POCSO Act by schools

 The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed all schools affiliated under it to strictly comply with the POCSO Act by taking special measures, to prevent any case of sexual exploitation.

Centre has approved construction of 2160 more girls hostels across nation

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has, in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question, revealed that the Centre plans to build 2160 more hostels for girls across the country.

Vacancies in Rajasthan schools to be filled before next academic session

Ruling BJP government on Wednesday said all vacant posts in schools would be filled before the next academic session following the process of rationalisation of teachers and students' admissions.