Jan O’Sullivan signals further movement on junior cycle reform

The Minister for Education has indicated a willingness to further water down planned junior cycle reforms to achieve agreement with teacher unions. However, Jan O’Sullivan said she would not compromise on key principles, including the “need to give prominence and importance to classroom-based assessment”.Addressing a meeting of school managers in Co Kerry , she said:… Read More Jan O’Sullivan signals further movement on junior cycle reform

Maharashtra: No admission to pre-primary under RTE quota, Class 1 fixed as entry-point

The Right to Education (RTE) quota for pre-primary classes has been scrapped by Maharashtra government. Reason: It says it cannot afford to reimburse schools. The state made the decision public through a government resolution issued on Thursday. With the new rule, students between three and six years of age from economically weaker sections will not… Read More Maharashtra: No admission to pre-primary under RTE quota, Class 1 fixed as entry-point

English private schools say Quebec admission rules limit access to students

Some private English-language schools in Montreal are so frustrated with Quebec’s language law regarding student admission they are considering refusing an annual government subsidy and going entirely private. That would allow private English schools to bypass Bill 101 — Quebec’s language law — and give them a larger applicant pool to choose from, including the… Read More English private schools say Quebec admission rules limit access to students

Dovrat worries Education portfolio has become a booby prize

The Education Ministry is in danger of becoming a “compensation” portfolio, hi-tech entrepreneur Shlomo Dovrat says. Dovrat, who headed the government-appointed 2003-2004 Dovrat Commission on reforming the education system, spoke on Wednesday at the EduAction Forum on the relationship between education and economy in Israel, which took place at the YMCA in the capital. Source… Read More Dovrat worries Education portfolio has become a booby prize