No textbooks, no benches, and unsafe classrooms: Faridkot reflects state of school education

Incomplete set of text books, no benches to sit and unsafe classrooms mark the state of school education in the district. This, even as chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, no less, expressed his disappointment at the 57% result in Class-10 at the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). After his much-publicised comment, government officials had vowed to improve the education standards and take action, if warranted against teachers. Three months later, it is clear that before any action is taken against anyone, the government needs to ensure the basics that go into making…

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Connected classrooms

Sporting the theme ‘Collaborate, Educate, Celebrate’, Capita’s SIMS Independent and International Schools conference 2016 saw over 300 delegates gather at the Beaumont Estate, Windsor to explore both the SIMS product and wider issues in edtech. Julie Booth, Head of Independent Schools, opened the conference as the crowded room of teachers tapped on the conference’s very own app – the event has been paperless for several years. Julie highlighted schools’ involvement in developing SIMS products through their focus groups, the largest of which are in the South East UK and in…

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