Govt schools adhering to RTE Act norms: Centre tells high court

  The ministry said that government schools were substantially complying with the norms of the RTE Act. NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday claimed in Delhi high court that government-run schools in the country were adhering to norms mandated under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act and regular monitoring and Read More

Protest at axing of archaeology A-level

Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionCapturing the imagination: Archaeologists excavating a site from the Roman era A campaign is calling for the reversal of a decision to scrap A-level archaeology – saying it would cause “irrevocable harm” to the development of future archaeologists. Time Team presenter Sir Tony Robinson has backed the protest. The Chartered Institute of Archaeology Read More

Councils slam school standards plan

Image captionCouncils say they have a better record in boosting educational standards than regional schools commissioners Councils have hit out at government plans to remove their role in boosting school standards in England. From next year, the civil servants who oversee academies and free schools will take over responsibility for raising standards in all state-funded Read More