CBSE postpones Teacher Eligibility Test in flood-hit Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) — The CBSE Tuesday announced the postponement of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)... (more...)

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Withdrawing child from school criminal offence: HC warns mother

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) — The Delhi High Court Tuesday warned a mother of strict action and termed as a “criminal... (more...)

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B.C. teachers and government reach tentative deal in labour dispute

Mediator Vince Ready, left casually talks members of the media outside a Richmond hotel where negotiations between the BCPSEA... (more...)

Google wants to teach programming to millions of American girls

By Teresa Bousa San Francisco, Sep 16 (IANS/EFE) — Internet giant Google is seeking to teach computer programming to... (more...)

Intel launches kids tablet in India

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) — California-based chip-maker Intel and Metis Learning Tuesday launched a tablet for children... (more...)

Leh’s remote school where dreams are born through education

By Shilpa Raina Kanji (Leh), Sep 16 (IANS) — In April, Leh district’s last village of Kanji in the western Ladakh... (more...)

300,000 children back to school in Syria, Gaza: UN

United Nations, Sep 16 (IANS) — As the new school year kicks off across the world, nearly 300,000 children returned... (more...)

Sikhs open free school in Britain

London, Sep 15 (IANS) — After facing a lot of disappointment in Britain’s Coventry schools, members of the Indian-origin... (more...)

Official in police custody for embezzling Rs.4 crore

Agartala, Sep 15 (IANS) — A Tripura education department official, who was arrested from West Bengal Saturday for embezzling... (more...)

Saudi king conferred honorary doctorate for world peace

Riyadh, Sep 15 (IANS) — Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been conferred an honorary doctorate... (more...)

Chinese teacher suspended after calling students ‘bums’

Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) — A Chinese teacher was suspended after she called students a “bunch of bums” for... (more...)

Teachers to march for quality education Friday

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) — Over 10,000 teachers from 24 states in the country will march in the national capital Friday... (more...)

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