"What was done was heinous...Shock and sympathy swept through students .. as they united with millions across the world in grief to mourn the loss of innocent lives in the Peshawar school massacre on Tuesday."
"Research says that a student who has focus on learning process rather than “getting through tests” retains information longer and is a better performer." says By B.Tulasi, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Christ University Bangalore
There are vast differences in high schools in India and the USA. Here, we are a new nation where literacy is catching up. There is more emphasis on compulsory subjects like maths and science. This, says this observer of the US education scene, leads to more software engineers
Recently I received this letter from Mr. Nitya Matthai, my old school teacher at Lawrence School, Lovedale (Tamil Nadu). Mr. Matthai has been teaching at Lovedale for 35 years now..I post this letter for the benefit of fellow teachers in the Indian schools.
"The Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) was a method adopted by the CBSE schools to help students choose if they wanted to go through the pressures of a board exam.. This was introduced through the Right to Education Act in 2011. Although many students opted for this method in the initial years, the numbers have started dwindling and the inclination towards board exams have increased."
"Elite schools of Delhi such as Modern School, Barakhamba Road, and DPS Mathura Road have been included in a list of 39 schools directed by a High Court-appointed committee to reimburse the “unjustified” fee charged from their students"
"In a move that would be a big blow to the Indian education system, the school that has produced ministers, bureaucrats, actors, businessmen and even a few prime ministers -Doon School in Dehradun - is considering moving from the Indian Council of Secondary Education Board, which offers the ICSE curriculum"