Parents didn’t have electricity at home or enough money to send me to school: UPSC rank 3 topper

How did a farmer’s son from a remote village in Andhra Pradesh make it to rank three, all-India level, in the Union Public Service Commission’s civil services 2016 examination? There was a time when 30-year-old Gopala Krishna Ronanki’s parents, Ronanki Appa Rao and Rukminamma, an agricultural labourer often out in the fields, did not even have electricity at home or enough money to send him to a private school. Ronanki has been a teacher in a primary school for the last 11 years. His family belongs to Parasamba village of…

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WBBSE West Bengal (Madhyamik) secondary school exam results between May 24-31

The results of the Madhyamik (secondary) Class 10 examination, conducted by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE), will be declared between May 24 and May 31, 2017. A WBBSE official has said that the results will be available at wbresults.nic.in and wbbse.org. “We may have tie up with some other websites from where the examinees will be able to check their results and their names will be announced at the press conference on the day of the results,” he added. On the issue of languages taught in West…

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Liden & Denz opens Russian school in Siberia

The new school, Liden & Denz Irkutsk, will open this year and will offer Russian language classes. It will consist of six classrooms, and will host a total of 60 students at capacity. “Opening in Irkutsk adds Siberia, a very attractive tourist region, to our portfolio of destinations” Individual classes will be offered from April, while group classes will run in the summer period between the start of June and mid-September. The centre will be run by Swiss national, Félix Baumann, who has 15 years of experience teaching foreign languages….

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Teachers, mayor demand academy chain pulls out of Copeland school

An academy chain whose financial management was heavily criticised by regulators following an investigation by the Observer is facing a mass walkout of teachers at one of its schools, and demands from the local mayor to “call it a day”. The staff body at Whitehaven academy in Cumbria have written an open letter to political leaders in the area, the second in a week, declaring of the Bright Tribe academy chain: “We are unable to improve the school if it remains with the trust.” Whitehaven has had six headteachers and…

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Show International Experience When Applying to Business School

The ability to work well with people from other cultures has never been more critical. More companies than ever are conducting international business, and business schoolseverywhere have spent the past few years deepening their own focus on globalizationthrough coursework and study abroad programs. Business school admissions committees look for applicants who are open-minded, curious, adventurous and eager to learn about the world at large. Though not an explicit requirement for admission, having meaningful work, study or travel experience outside your home country makes you more desirable as an MBA applicant….

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Thousands of children start school hungry, MPs warn

1.3m children in the UK are eligible for free school meals Peter Cade Thousands of children in England are starting school underweight, a group of MPs has warned. A report undertaken on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger has revealed that an increasingly high number of children do not get enough to eat at home and are arriving at school hungry. “For a minority of children, the school lunchtime represents the only chance each day to eat something substantial,” the group reported. At some schools, more than one in…

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London School of Economics graduates are earning more than those from any other UK university

Both male and female graduates from the London School of Economics (LSE) are earning more than any other university, including more prestigious ones like Oxford and Cambridge. LSE has emerged as being the only institution with more than ten per cent of its female graduates earning in excess of £100,000 a year, ten years on from graduation. As well as this, more than ten per cent of men who have studied at LSE, Oxford, and Cambridge were earning in excess of £100,000 after the same period, with the graduates pocketing an…

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Thousands of children start school hungry, MPs warn

1.3m children in the UK are eligible for free school meals Peter Cade Thousands of children in England are starting school underweight, a group of MPs has warned. A report undertaken on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger has revealed that an increasingly high number of children do not get enough to eat at home and are arriving at school hungry. “For a minority of children, the school lunchtime represents the only chance each day to eat something substantial,” the group reported. READ MORE Schools accused of ‘social segregation’…

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School leaders overwhelmingly opposed to Government’s academies plan, poll finds

The poll was conducted by the NUT Getty Images Only a tiny proportion of school leaders support the Government’s plan to force all schools to become academies, a new survey suggests. Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget earlier this month confirmed that every school in England would be on its way to becoming an academy by 2020 – whether local parents and teachers supported the move or not. The plans would end the century-old role local councils have played in running education in their areas, including in primary schools. Ninety-three per cent of headteachers, their…

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Budget 2016: School days to become longer as all schools forced to become academies

Moves to force every English state school to leave council control and become an academy within six years will be set out by George Osborne in a Budget designed to “put the next generation first”. The Chancellor will also announce an initiative to enable thousands of head teachers to scrap schools’ traditional “home time” of 3.30pm and stay open longer. He is expected to present a cautious Budget package because of the growing strains on the public finances, but he is also determined to show ministers retain a zeal for…

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