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Date: Thu, 2011-05-12
BANGALORE: Though the Right to Education (RTE) Act is expected to be implemented this academic year, it is business as usual for private schools in Bangalore.
Private school managements told The Hindu that they had not heard from the Government in this regard and had begun the admission process just as they had been doing in previous years. Most schools are due to open by the end of this month.
It, however, has emerged that most schools are aware of the Act.
Now, child rights activists are up in arms over the apparent government indifference and delay in implementing the RTE Act.Source: http://www.hindu.com/2011/05/12/stories/2011051258980100.htm
Date: Wed, 2011-05-11
Patna, May 10 (PTI) The Bihar government today approved the rules of the the Right to Education Act (REA) under which the children in the age group of six to 14 years will be imparted free and compulsory education. The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting presided over by the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the Principal Secretary (Cabinet Coordination and Secretariat) Ravikant told reporters here.Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/bihar-govt-decides-to-implement-right-to-education-act/679287.html
Date: Fri, 2011-05-06
GUJRAT: Will the new working hours for primary school teachers, fixed under Right to Education (RTE) Act, make teachers quit their jobs or will they adjust to the longer hours?
Under the RTE Act, it is mandatory for primary school teachers to report for eight hour duty at schools, two hours more than the normal school hours. Teachers are supposed to spend the extra time preparing for the next day and checking note-books.Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_more-work-hours-may-hit-teachers-efficiency_1539704
Date: Tue, 2011-05-03
MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government informed the Bombay high court on Monday that of the 19 international schools against which it had initiated an inquiry on allegations of charging capitation fees, only nine have provided information till date.
A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice D G Karnik was further informed that four international schools have provided partial information, whereas six schools have not given any information at all.Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-05-03/mumbai/29498603_1_capitation-fee-maharashtra-educational-institutions-international-schools
Date: Tue, 2011-05-03
CHENNAI: Peeved over a circular issued by the management of Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School urging parents to protest against the Right to Education Act, activists held a demonstration in front of the school demanding action against it.
Terming the school management’s move of sending circular to parents ‘unconstitutional’, the activists urged the government to take over the administration of the school and initiate stringent action against the management.Source: http://expressbuzz.com/cities/chennai/school-sends-circular-opposing-the-rte-act/270945.html
Date: Sat, 2011-04-09
Schools see students from Std I to VIII taking it easy as RTE Act guarantees their promotion to the next grade
LAWMAKERS who gave their assent to the Right to Education (RTE) Act probably never imagined there would be a flip side to the provision in it that disallows failing students from Std I to VIII.Source: http://www.mid-day.com/news/2011/apr/090411-RTE-Act-promotion-grade-Blank-answer-sheets-mumbai.htm
Date: Mon, 2011-04-04
MUMBAI: When the Right to Education (RTE) Act came into force across the nation with great gusto in April 2010, most believed it would revolutionize education. However, the implementation of the Act in Maharashtra has had a rather slow start. Till date, the no-fail policy seems to be the only norm under the RTE that has been implemented in full, while other norms, like setting up a school committee, have taken longer to be accepted.Source: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/A-year-on--a-long-way-to-go-on-RTE--says-HRD-report/771251/
Date: Wed, 2011-03-23
RANCHI: The state cabinet on Wednesday accorded some schools "special status" to save them from the ambit of Right to Education Act so that talented children are not deprived of quality education in those institutes.Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/Special-status-nod-to-important-schools/articleshow/7775406.cms
Date: Fri, 2011-03-11
“Tension” between the courts and the government is “necessary” for the law to develop, the Chief Justice of India today said in the context of judicial overreach.
Justice S.H. Kapadia’s observation could be construed as an attempt to answer criticism that the judiciary had overreached itself in invalidating the appointment of P.J. Thomas as chief vigilance commissioner.Source: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1110311/jsp/nation/story_13698976.jsp
Date: Sat, 2010-12-25