Education Debates Need Focus

  Charter schools are under attack. They are being blamed for draining money from traditional public school coffers. They are being blamed for increasing school segregation. They are called “tools of billionaires.” They are accused of trying to profit off of the public purse by cutting corners and shortchanging students. For the record, I don’t […]

Education minister launches app to monitor schools

State education minister Krishnanandan Prasad Verma on Saturday launched a mobile app, ‘BEST’ (Bihar Easy School Tracking), for real-time monitoring of elementary schools in the state. The app has been developed by the Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC) with technical support from Unicef, Bihar. “It will lead to less paperwork, faster data processing and the timely flow […]