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India’s Education Report Card: Toilets Improve, Attendance Dips, Math Skills Low

New Delhi: Eighty percent of class 3 students in rural India can’t subtract two-digit numbers and 70 per cent of them can’t read simple English. Of...

Education Pushes Back Age Of Marriage For Rural Women

The median age at marriage for women has increased--from 19.4 years in 2001 to 21.2 years in 2011, according to Census data--but continues to...

India’s Great School Education Challenge Lies In BIMARU States, Shows Study

Khushboo Balani/ IndiaSpend By 2020, India will have the world's largest working population -- 869 million -- but an IndiaSpend analysis revealed that India is...

To End Son Preference, Women Need To Be Empowered, Not Just...

By Charu Bahri/ IndiaSpend Mount Abu, Rajasthan: I wouldn't be around to write this story if the Bahri clan I hail from - Hindus from...

Trees For Fees: English Medium School in Chhattisgarh Village Breaks New...

Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh: The residents of Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur village are a happy lot. They will now be able to send their wards to an English medium...

Haryana Government Increases Limit Of Free Bus Pass Facility For Girls

Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Monday said it has increased the travelling distance limit of free bus pass facility from 60 kilometres to 150...

Educational Standards Down After Right To Education: Ex Cabinet Secretary

New Delhi: Unimpressed by the highly the Right to Education Act (RTE), Former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian said that India has witnessed as much...

In A Uttar Pradesh Village, School Strikes Out For Girl Child

In Eastern Uttar Pradesh, in the back of beyond, just off the GT Road between Varanasi and Allahabad lies the dusty little village of...

Government Incentives For Girls Appear To Work – Somewhat

When the then Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhury launched the Dhanalakshmi scheme in 2008, she hoped it would encourage families to educate...

How Google’s Digital Education Is Transforming Rural Women’s Lives

Twenty-five-year-old Kamlesh Kumari, a resident of Sirmathura village in Dholpur district of Rajasthan, is engrossed in a tab, searching for child healthcare tips while...