Education in 2019

Education in 2019   Although the new academic year is still a few months away, as 2019 rolls in, we at The Hearth have compiled a list of areas for educators – in schools and otherwise – to keep their eyes on.   Environment At the recent COP24 summit, world leaders spent an inordinate amount…

Revised CBSE Affiliation Bye-Laws: A Positive Move

Revised CBSE Affiliation Bye-Laws: A Positive Move   The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is India’s leading school examination board, conducting examinations for Grades 10 and 12. There are over twenty thousand schools affiliated with CBSE, which form most of the prominent private and government schools, (of the 1.4 million schools in India, most…

To Live As Many Childhoods As Possible

To Live As Many Childhoods As Possible Contemporary English-language picturebooks in India   India has the one of the highest reading rates of the world [1], one of the largest young populations, one of the fastest growing publishing industries [2], and one of the strongest linguistic bases in terms of English and local languages [3].…

BEACON: Avasara Academy

BEACON: Avasara Academy BEACON is a series that profiles, highlights and celebrates the work done by organisations and individuals for their initiatives in education and skills. We welcome referrals, but we tend to profile those groups whose work we understand and know well. There is no consideration of any kind for the BEACON series and…