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Campaign on dropout students in Rajasthan focuses on Right to Education -Mohammad Iqbal

students back to schools, launched by the Rajasthan State Legal Services Authority, has identified over 42,400 such children through para-legal volunteers in the State. With its mandate to ensure Right to Education for each child, the Authority has initiated action in collaboration with the State government's Education Department for re-admission of these children.? The Authority's Member Secretary Ashok Kumar Jain told The Hindu here on Monday

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Only 12% of schools RTE compliant: Whither 6% budgetary allocation for education? -Ambarish Rai

-TheWire.in Despite Indian state’s commitment of 6% GDP on education, the Finance Minister completely ignored Right to Education for children and strengthening implementation of RTE Act which makes education a fundamental right in her budget speech. The Right to Education (RTE) Forum, which is a collective of different stakeholders in education, condemns this neglect of a legal entitlement, which

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27% of children with disabilities have never been to school: UNESCO

not in school. A report by UNESCO and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences released on Wednesday recommends structural, funding and attitudinal changes to ensure that no child is left out of the Right to Education. Census data Citing 2011 census data, the report showed that there are more than 78 lakh children with disabilities in the country between 5-19 years. Only 61% of them were attending an educational institution. About 12% had dropp

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Unemployment rate at 6.1% in 2017-18, says labour force survey which was withheld earlier

ention in education sector on employment. “The rationale for this decision was based on the fact that the education levels in the economy have risen due to various policy interventions like the Right to Education Act etc and it would be important to assess the level of employment and unemployment using this as a stratification basis,” the NSO statement said. As per the new criterion, the sampling design of PLFS was formed in a way where ou

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FY18 unemployment level is high but not comparable with previous surveys: NSO -Asit Ranjan Mishra

sed on monthly per capita expenditure. “The rationale for this decision was based on the fact that the education levels in the economy have risen due to various policy interventions like the Right to Education Act etc and it would be important to assess the level of employment and unemployment using this as a stratification basis. This has been incorporated in the sampling design of PLFS, where out of 8 households selected in the sample, 75%

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Holes in the safety net -Mallica Joshi

e when her parents were called to the school. “The principal sat us down and told us that they would no longer support our child till Class XII unless we started paying the fee. She said the Right to Education (RTE) Act only applies to EWS (Economically Weaker Section) children till Class VIII, and the exemption from paying fee and other expenses would end this year. We never expected this. Their annual fee is higher than what we earn, and ou

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Civil society networks urge political parties to go beyond election rhetoric

ed include the National Alliance of Peoples’ Movements, the All India Kisan Sangharsh Samnvay Samiti, Pension Parishad, Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, National Campaign for Peoples Right to Information, Right to Education Forum and the Satark Nagrik Sangathan. “The narrative of our Lok Sabha elections is being dictated by actors in Pakistan. Rather than presenting a score card of its five-year performance, Modi government is hiding behind the pr

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Aruna Roy, well-known social and political activist, interviewed by Jipson John and Jitheesh PM (Frontline.in)

e has no Class 8 certificate! Who is the more skilled among us is debatable. Of course, literacy is an essential tool, which is why the state has a basic responsibility to ensure that people have the Right to Education. However, the certificate of passing an exam may have little to do with real skills. Literacy, in any case, cannot be made more important than intelligence and ethics, which are native to the human species. If literacy was a remedy t

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ASER: Uptick in primary reading and maths, govt schools script turnaround -Sukrita Baruah and Uma Vishnu

-The Indian Express For the first time since 2010, slightly more than half (50.5%) of all children in Class 5 can read a Class 2 text book, up from 46.9% in 2012. Close to a decade since the Right to Education Act came into force and after years of flagging dismal learning levels, the latest Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2018) holds a glimmer of hope. While most children in primary classes (1 to 5) are still way below what is expect

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