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States tinker with education indicators

WASHINGTON — How often do students miss school? Are they ready for college? Are they physically fit? Is their school a welcoming place? States are beginning to outline new ways to evaluate their schools, rather than relying just on traditional measures such as test scores. The plans are required under a federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed by former President Barack Obama in 2015 and takes effect in the coming school year. Under the new law, states are focusing more on academic growth, meaning not…

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Air India offers discounts for travel within the United States

Government-owned Air India on Saturday announced a discounted Star award mileage redemption offer for passengers planning to travel within the USA. The six-day offer that commenced from Thursday, will remain valid till April 18. The travel period under the offer can be taken any time during the next 330 days, Air India said in a release. Besides, the offer allows passengers to revive and redeem their flying return points that were not availed and have expired now, it said. The cut off year for revival and redemption of expired mileage…

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What are states doing to fight bad air?

Raising concern over the poor air quality in Delhi and its adjoining area, the NCR Planning Board on Tuesday asked its member states Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan -to submit their action plans. It also asked the state governments to increase forest cover to 20% from the present 3.3% and to start land acquisition for building seven new inter-state roads “immediately”. The board also noted that the forest cover in the NCR had reduced to 3.30% of the entire geographical area in 2012 from 4.30% in 1999. The states…

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States should work With Centre on Ayurveda: health Minister

In an try to encourage traditional medicine and Ayurverdic practices, Union fitness Minister Harsh Vardhan entreated all country governments to paintings with the Centre to enhance the satisfactory of Ayurveda healthcare offerings inside the united states of america. whilst addressing fitness ministers from diverse states at the sixth world Ayurveda Congress (WAC) consultation, he stated, “health for for the duration of a holistic remedy system became not just the mandate of the valuable government, it also wanted lively guide from all kingdom governments.” He emphasized that though many states have…

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