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3,800 Mumbai parents protest against fee hike, write to CM demanding refund

Stepping up their attack against schools flouting norms pertaining to fee hike, parents wrote to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday and demanded it roll back claiming that it violates the Maharashtra Educational Institutions Regulation of Collection of Fee Act, 2011. They also demanded refund of the amount already paid. Parents staged a day-long protest at Azad Maidan on Sunday against the exorbitant fee hike by schools for the upcoming academic session. This is the second protest by parents in the past two months. Though it saw a low turnout…

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Ramadan school timings announced by Ministry of Education

DUBAI // Public school days in Dubai and the Northern Emirates will be shortened to five hours during Ramadan, the Ministry of Education announced on Monday. Classes will last 40 minutes each with girls schools beginning at 9am and ending with the seventh period at 2.15pm. Boys schools will operate from 8am until 1.15pm, reported Aletihad, the Arabic-language sister newspaper of The National. Daily morning assembly will be cancelled during the holy month, but the first five minutes of the first period will be dedicated to the national anthem. All…

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Spotlight: Zyrobotics Creates Inclusive Educational Products

Not all kids learn the same. But Zyrobotics wants to make sure that all kids have the opportunity to learn in their own way. The company uses innovative technology to create educational technology for children that is truly inclusive. Read more about the company and its offerings in this week’s Small Business Spotlight. What Zyrobotics Does Provides educational technology for children with differing abilities between the ages 3-12. Business Niche Offering an inclusive design. Founder and CTO, Dr. Ayanna Howard told Small Business Trends, “Our products engage both typical children as well as children…

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos touts school choice, innovation in SLC while protesters gather

SLC summit » As protesters rally outside, DeVos says all key decisions should be made by states, not by the feds. Schools in the United States need to break free of the federal government’s “arcane” approach to education, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said Tuesday during a visit to Utah. Education needs new models, she said, like how video rentals gave way to streaming media. And families deserve a range of school options, like choosing between cellular service providers. “Washington [D.C.] has been in the driver seat for over…

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NEET questions in Bengali tougher than English: West Bengal govt

The West Bengal government on Monday alleged that questions set in Bengali for aspirants from the state appearing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for MBBS and BDS were different from those set in English, and were tougher. State education minister Partha Chatterjee said that the state would write to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducts the examinations, in this regard. Over 11 lakh MBBS and BDS aspirants on Sunday appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) at over 1,900 centres spread across the…

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Key education bills in limbo as Legislature begins final month

Greenleaf Elementary School math teacher Donna Conner is engaging her fifth-graders by recreating the popular escape room concept in her classroom. AUSTIN — State lawmakers often tout promises to prioritize educating the state’s children, but they’re running out of time. When the Texas Legislature returns to the Capitol Monday, lawmakers will have less than a month to pass bills before they adjourn, including court-urged reforms to the state’s beleaguered school funding system and measures aimed at deterring sexual relationships between teachers and students. “This is the time of year where…

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