NCTE set to grade B.Ed and teacher training institutes to improve quality

The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) will start grading B.Ed colleges and teacher training institutes in the country from July 10, starting with Bihar. According to Dr. A. Santhosh Mathew, chairperson of NCTE, each institution will be classified into four categories: A, B, C and D. Those falling in category D will be asked to close down while category C institutes will be inspected again within a year’s time and if it fails to improve it will be asked to shut shop. Under the revised framework, the institutions will…

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How to improve score in JEE Advanced 2017

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced will be held on 21st May and around 1.5 lakhs students will be selected from the ones who had appeared for the JEE Main in the month of April, both in the offline and online exams. While the JEE Main can be tough, the JEE Advanced is a nail biter indeed. After all, it is the deciding exam for those who will get admission into the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). The JEE Advanced is said by many to be one of the toughest…

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How To Improve Study Habits?

Ever wondered why you have difficulty learning from a particular teacher, whereas your other friends seem to understand things in just the right way? Did you ever question why the subjects like Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Biology that your friend said was so easy, but turned into a struggle for you? Do you notice that you and your friends have different opinions on whether or not to have your mp3 player on while you’re studying? The reason behind some of these discrepancies may be differences in learning styles! The following…

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NACAC amends code of ethics to improve transparency in agent use

On Saturday, September 24, NACAC added two amendments instructing institutions to ensure agents they work with tell students which institutions are compensating them. “International students are often unaware that the agencies who are advising them are doing so on a per-capita commissions basis” And in their own promotional materials targeting international students, institutions should “offer to verify whether they have authorised any third party agents to represent them and indicate how students may request this verification”. NACAC’s members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the latest amendments to the SPGP at…

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Teaching assistants improve pupils’ results, studies show

Research says students make additional two to four months’ progress when small groups get structured help from assistants Teaching assistants have traditionally been used in classrooms to support low-attaining pupils. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian Teaching assistants, whose contribution to learning has been called into question in recent years, have been shown to improve pupils’ attainment, two studies show. Schools spend £4bn a year – or 10% of the total education budget – on 24,000 TAs, but some headteachers have cut back on numbers after previous research raised doubts…

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New GPS algorithms could improve accuracy to centimetre-level

New algorithms could help GPS become even more accurate, according to a recently published scientific paper. Gizmodo reports that a team from the University of California has come up with a solution to one of the biggest problems with GPS: It isn’t terribly accurate – limited only to an accuracy of about 30 feet. While current GPS technology is “good enough” for a number of purposes (hence why we have a chip in all of our phones), it isn’t good when more precision is needed. For example – when navigating…

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Transaction SMS: The Best Way to Improve Your Customer Experience

Nowadays, the means of bulkSMS promotion have experienced a drastic transformation. And the big organizations, industries, and marketers are not restricted to send promotional messages in order to market their products. Instead of calling or email, people of marketing can use SMS services to grab the attention of the target customers. Transactional messages are also used by the banks to inform the consumers that their balance is detected or credited by so and so. You can better understand the importance of transactional SMS with below-mentioned story: A boy went for…

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