Global alternative investment firm KKR & Co. has acquired a majority stake in Indian pre-schools chain, EuroKids International Pvt. Ltd., from a consortium of existing investors led by private equity firm Gaja Capital, per an announcement.
I grew up in Delhi of the '90s, a time of cable TV, 15-minute news bulletins, and institutionalised and unchecked sexism. As the only child of South Indian parents, I was told from a young age that I have to excel at school. My mother's insistence on waking me up at 5.
As I joined as the Deputy Commissioner of Lawngtlai, Mizoram, I enrolled my one-year-old son in the nearest anganwadi. Though I was happy that he was making new friends in the neighbourhood, I saw that he was coming home with take home ration in small packets mostly of rice and dal.
A recent report by Unesco and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, State of the Education Report for India: Children with Disabilities, finds 75% of five-year-olds with disabilities do not attend any schools in India—20% of children with hearing and visual impairment have never been in school—and that one in four in the 5-19-year-old cohort are not enrolled in an educational institute.
The Barabanki girl conveys the spontaneous confidence that only the very young can feel in a complex political situation. Her truth-telling recalls Gandhi’s scepticism about the state’s ability to protect democracy.
While hearing a petition related to alleged sexual assault of a 3.5-year-old child in a school van in Nainital, the Uttarakhand high court on Tuesday directed private schools to install CCTVs in all classrooms, corridors and any isolated spots in the campus premises.
Listen to Insecure Overachievers on BBC Radio 4 here. Presented by Laura Empson and produced by Jonathan Brunert. This is Jeremy Newman. Until recently, Jeremy was the global CEO of BDO, one of the world’s largest accounting firms.
University freshers are renowned for loving alcohol and noisy parties, much to the annoyance of their long- suffering neighbours. However, young undergraduates are increasingly requesting quiet or alcohol-free accommodation, shunning the usual student lifestyle.
Hundreds of thousands of teenagers will receive their A-level results a week today, beginning a scramble for student accommodation. Leading institutions including Manchester, Cardiff and St Andrews are creating separate blocks in halls of residence for those who want to avoid late-night revelry.
Eaton Square upper school offers neoclassical classrooms in a Grade 1-listed building, and fees to suit London’s bankers and aristocrats 09.03 EDT Last modified on Friday 21 July 2017 09.38 EDT School assemblies will be held in a state-room hung with original 1761 green silk wallpaper.
Your daughter’s homework isn’t being marked. Your son’s been put in detention for no real reason. What’s the best course of action? A teacher writes … One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given was from a friend in the restaurant business.
The day I received my letter of acceptance to New York University, I was ecstatic. It was my dream university, and my parents were pleased for me. But they also hadn’t pushed me to get into such a competitive school.
Emsisoft's Ransomware statistics for 2019: Q2 to Q3 reveal a worrying trend. The report shows enterprise ransomware attacks have become more common. Moreover, the threat actors are increasingly targeting larger and more profitable targets, such as schools and government organizations.
Given the extent to which medical science has evolved, there is no unanswered mystery behind how babies are born. Even an internet-savvy teenager will decipher the birds and bees without batting an eyelid.
Some years ago, at an education conference attended by ministers, principals and other stake-holders, the usual droning about the state of teaching was interrupted when a young girl in a white kurta and jeans took the mike and said, "Where is the student voice on this stage?
The girl, whose name is given only as Ftoun, wrote the poem when she was 14, shortly after arriving in the UK. In The Doves of Damascus she mourns not only the loss of her homeland but also of her memories of what made it special to her.
A typical Happiness Class starts with students rubbing their hands and putting them on the eyes to relax. A little bit of meditation follows. Children are themselves feeling the sounds of their surroundings.
India needs its graduates from premier institutions such as IITs to serve larger purposes rather than boosting sales of detergents at large multinationals, former president Pranab Mukherjee said recently.
NEW DELHI: Several top private schools are among hundreds of schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education that find themselves in the dock for registering more than 40 students per section.
Children differ widely in how well they do at school. In recent years, researchers have shown that around two-thirds of differences in school achievement can be explained by differences in children’s genes.
A boarding school with stellar A-level results has quit the annual league tables saying that they fail to reflect “modern all-round education”. Peter Green, headmaster of Rugby School, also expressed frustration that schools which play the system to boost their ranking, often to the detriment of their pupils, are not identified by those compiling the tables.
Everyone loves online videos. People in every age group are shifting their viewing habits to online video and away from television. Unsurprisingly, Americans between the ages of 18 – 24 watch the least amount of television and drive online video consumption rates with their phones
Teachers are the torch bearers. As committed crusaders they need to be accommodating and broad minded. First and foremost task of an educator is to make every student sitting in a class respect every culture, religion and language.
While the Gujarat government claims that 100% of children in enrol in schools because of its Shala Pravesh Utsav programme, only 43% of children make it to Class XI, with the rest either failing Class X or dropping out. The dropout rate for girls at the Class XI level is 59%.
A thermal physics class is in progress at Grade 8B of Indus International School, Bengaluru. The physics teacher, Murali Subramanian, is hovering over the children but conducting lessons at the centre of the classroom is Eagle 2.
A bench headed by Justice D.N. Patel passed the order on Thursday taking cognisance of a letter, which narrated the plight of Kartik and Priyansh, who were unable to seek admission in another school as their current school in the national capital refused to issue them Transfer Certificates citing non-payment of outstanding fees of around Rs 1 lakh.
The finance minister’s budget announcement — of a programme to attract foreign students to study in the higher education establishments here — highlights a problem plaguing India’s most sought-after engineering and management institutes: getting overseas students to sign up for full-time courses.
Mathematicians, computer engineers and scientists in related fields should take a Hippocratic oath to protect the public from powerful new technologies under development in laboratories and tech firms, a leading researcher has said.
Today, almost 600,000 South Korean students sit the College Scholastic Ability Test, a gruelling, eight-hour set of university entrance exams. It is difficult to overstate the significance of the CSAT. Similar to other global standardised exams, CSAT scores open doors to prestigious universities.
Computer science is truly for anyone, and the ability for anyone to learn it is a goal that we should all work towards. My experiences in computer science as a student, teacher, and curriculum developer have given me a perspective on the state of computer science education that I would love to share with all of you.
As a public school third-grade teacher, Teresa Danks has grown accustomed to getting creative when it comes to providing supplies for her classroom. She hits up yard sales all summer. Weekends are devoted to thrift stores. Almost daily, she scrolls through online sales and secondhand sites.
Every year around this time, the results of school board examinations make us preoccupied with the narratives of ‘success’ — the stories of the ‘toppers’ — and the marginalisation of those who have ‘failed’, their depression, their potential suicidal tendencies and bleak future.
Preteens and teens may appear dazzlingly fluent, flitting among social-media sites, uploading selfies and texting friends. But they’re often clueless about evaluating the accuracy and trustworthiness of what they find.
At one point in my life, virtual reality was really nothing more than something that might be part of a ride at a theme park. Now, however, thanks to Google and some nifty cardboard folding, it could well become a normal part of classrooms around the world.