Delhi cabinet approves regularisation of 15000 guest teachers

The Delhi cabinet on Wednesday approved regularisation of 15,000 guest teachers working in its schools and a bill will be presented in the Assembly next week. “Approximately 15,000 guest teachers are teaching in the schools of the Directorate of Education(DoE) and have played a crucial role in some of the flagship programmes including summer camps, chunauti, and reading campaign,” deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said after the cabinet meeting. “The cabinet approved regularisation of these teachers and a draft legislative proposal has been formulated, which will be brought in the…

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‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

Across the US, thousands of college graduates are taking the final steps in their education. A lot has happened since they were born in the mid-1990s, and perhaps no one has seen the effects of those changes on future generations than teachers. Business Insider spoke with a handful of elementary, middle, and high school teachers to get a sense of just how much the US education system has evolved over the past 20 years.     [“source-ndtv”]

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NEET Exam 2017: 4 Kerala teachers suspended after student was asked to remove innerwear

  Four teachers who asked a girl to remove her innerwear have been suspended by the school authorities. NEET Exam 2017: 4 Kerala teachers suspended after student was asked to remove innerwear The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 exam on May 7. A total of 11,38,890 candidates appeared for the exam in 10 languages at 1,921 centres in 103 cities. For the smooth conduction of the examination, 490 CBSE officials were deployed in all 103 cities to personally supervise the examination along…

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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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Gardening on the curriculum a great way to combat obesity, say teachers

Gardening can educate children on healthy foods and combat obesity, researchers claim Getty Creative Children as young as four should be taught gardening skills as part of a bid to combat obesity, teachers have declared. Delegates at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers’ annual conference in Liverpool have voted to urge the Government to put gardening on the primary school curriculum. Natasha Bradley, from Derbyshire – whose school has a garden – told the conference. “Some of our children now love eating things they would never have touched before –…

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Four out of five teachers ‘have thought about quitting’ – with one in four saying they would go within two years

A poll of almost 900 teachers found that 80% of them had thought of qutting Alamy More than four in five teachers have considered leaving the profession because of pressure of work, according to a new survey out today. The poll of almost 900 teachers by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers revealed 83 per cent were considering quitting – while one in four (24 per cent) said they would be gone in two years It comes on the eve of the union’s annual conference in Liverpool where the union…

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Moderate teachers’ union backs calls for industrial action over Government plan to force schools to become academies

Schools are being lined up ‘in preparation for wholesale privatisation,’ Mark Baker said PA A traditionally moderate teachers’ union has thrown its weight behind calls for industrial action over the Government’s plan to force all schools to become academies. The Association of Teachers and Lecturers voted unanimously in favour of urging its executive to consider action if the Government failed to listen to its opponents and withdraw the plan. The union’s move follows a decision by the National Union of Teachers over the Easter weekend to ballot its members on…

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White teachers are significantly more likely to doubt the ability of black students, study finds

White teachers have significantly less faith in their black students’ academic success when compared with black teachers, a recent study has found. Researchers in the US analysed data from an ongoing 2002 education study which followed 8,400 tenth-grade public school pupils. That survey asked two different teachers – who each taught a particular student in either maths or reading – to predict how far that one student would go in school. Concerning white students, the ratings from both teachers were revealed to be the same. However, when it came to…

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Teachers’ leader condemns sexist bullying of ‘swotty’ girls

Sexist bullying in schools is inhibiting girls from putting up their hands and speaking out in class because they fear appearing “swotty and clever”, according to a senior teachers’ leader. Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said sexist bullying was still prevalent in the classroom, where girls often felt under pressure to “keep quiet and listen to the boys talking”. Speaking before the ATL’s annual conference, which opens in Liverpool on Monday, Bousted described “the tightrope” girls walk between being attractive and achieving at…

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Minimum £30,000 salary would force half of overseas teachers to leave Britain, union warns

The union warns the proposals will create a recruitment crisis PA Government proposals which could see half of overseas teachers forced to leave the country will increase the teacher recruitment crisis to record levels, the NASUWT teachers’ union has warned. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is currently considering plans to raise the minimum salary for all skilled migrants from outside the EU from £20,800 to £30,000. It is estimated that while the £30,000 cap would affect 14 per cent of all applications from skilled workers, it would hit 48 per cent…

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