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  • 600 BMC schools to get new labs from next years

    Quality of education at civic-run schools is set to get better from next year. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to set up practical laboratories in 300 schools and computer labs in as many schools by March, said Vinod Shelar, chairman of the civic education committee. The...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 7:10am
  • Most state board schools unprepared for terror attacks: Educationists

    The terror attack on an army school in Peshawar also raises questions about how prepared schools in Mumbai and New Delhi are if faced with a similar situation. The answer is not reassuring at all. While most of Mumbai's international schools have an evacuation plan, no such concept exists in most...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 5:05am
  • BMC spent nothing on special classes for talented students

    With municipal schools spread across Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is the biggest educator in the city. When it comes to training its own teachers and students, the BMC's work is far from satisfactory, finds a Praja Foundation report released recently. BMC in 2013-14 couldn't...

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 7:00am
  • Dropout rates in BMC schools alarming

    Only 63.6% students who enrolled in class 1 in 2009-10 are likely to make it to class 7 in 2015-16, says a Praja report released on Tuesday. According to the report, in 2009, 67,477 students enrolled in class 1, and the number of students in class 5 now is 53,056. And by the time they reach (...

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 1:37am
  • 63% parents unhappy with BMC schools

    In a household survey conducted by Hansa Research commissioned by Praja Foundation in 2014 March-April across the city with a total sample size of 22,580 households, 4,276 households had children going to school. Among this, 63% of parents were not happy with BMC school as the quality of education...

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 7:35am
  • BMC English-medium schools more in demand among poor people

    The English-medium Mumbai Public Schools (MPS) started by BMC with public private partnership (with NGOs) seem to be more in demand among the people from lower economic strata. According to Praja Foundation report, there has been consistent drop in class I enrollments across all mediums of...

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 5:10am
  • Common curriculum for pre-school in offing

    The Early Childhood Association (ECA), India in association with Save The Children India (STCI) will soon come up with a common curriculum that can be adopted by all pre-schools in the city. It's common knowledge that pre-schools are mushrooming in all corners of the city but they don't have a...

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 7:10am
  • More children reporting sexual abuse, say experts

    More and more children children are confiding in their parents about being sexually abused because of good education about the basics of good and bad touch, say city experts. More and more parents and schools, experts say, are teaching their children about sexual molestation and how to recognise...

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 7:10am
  • Common curriculum for pre-schools in offing

    The Early Childhood Association (ECA), India in association with Save The Children India (STCI) will soon come up with a common curriculum that can be adopted by all pre-schools in the city. It's common knowledge that pre-schools are mushrooming in all corners of the city but they don't have a...

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 6:33am
  • dna exclusive: Lost in translation: Pantpradhan vs pradhan mantri

    Is the Marathi word for prime minister pantpradhan or pradhan mantri? The jury's still out on it, but the state board has selected the latter for textbooks. What has the board decided? The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has decided to replace the word...

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 7:10am