As children increasingly consume junk food, some Bengaluru schools have adopted strict policies to ensure that their students eat healthy. These schools’ policies range from providing food cooked at school itself, to replacing any junk food children bring from home
State Cabinet has decided to amend the Right to Education rules to go for private schools only where government schools do not exist. Legal precedence doesn’t support this. What are the implications of the amendment, and what are parents worried about?
As part of the Bengaluru Solutions Series, the second installment looks at private and government schools in Bengaluru. This piece looks at the shortcomings of state-sponsored education, and ways to improve the quality of affordable private education
Learning outcomes in government schools and affordable private schools remain lower, due to the quality of teachers and other related issues. Can an app help teachers better their own skills of teaching? Meghshala is trying to crack the right formula for this.
In fourteen years, this Bengaluru-based NGO has transformed the lives of children from underprivileged sections learning in government schools, to help them pursue a better life with better education and jobs.
Three years ago when Sampath Ramanujam, Founder of Anvaya Foundation travelled to Kaiwara, along with his family, he met two girls who were playing happily with a fully damaged cycle with no bell, no brake
Right to education act has many loopholes – exemption given to minority institutions is a major one. Many schools save themselves under the protection of minority status even in the absence of certificates.
The demand for quality education at low cost remains unmet in Bengaluru, while those who manage to get RTE seats for children face situations that are against the spirit of the Act. First part of the series on Right to Education act and ground realities in Bengaluru.