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…

Choosing the Right School for Your Child

Choosing the Right School for Your Child   School choice is becoming increasingly difficult across the world. In India, parents feel the stress of school admissions well before their child reaches school-going age due to a sometimes perceived and often genuine mismatch between the supply of ‘good’ schools and the demand for school-entry places. Decisions…

BEACON: JustJobs Network

BEACON: JustJobs Network   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 that has been paid…

Urban Development Guidelines to Impact Education Infrastructure

The Urban and Regional Development Plans Formulation and Implementation (URDPFI) Guidelines, 2014, have recently been released by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India   The guidelines and norms for education infrastructure are conceptually in keeping with the need to ensure that learning spaces are adequate and driven by the needs of students rather…

HDFC’s entry into education is exciting

Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) invested about US$ 10 million in Career Launcher’s Indus World Schools last year. This by itself is not exciting news, although both the investor and the organisation they have invested in have a good pedigree. The game changer is the emerging plans that HDFC has for an education vertical. HDFC…

Skills Academy acquires 100% stake in A4e India

Skills Academy Private Limited has acquired 100% of A4e India Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of A4e Limited (a UK based Company). This acquisition will allow Skills Academy to enhance reach into new areas across different states in India and also leverage the varied experience of existing A4e employees to help increase thescale of the business.…

The Hearth launches ‘School Design Thinking’™

“Too many bolted-on devices and the school begins to look more like a kitchen utensil-rack rather than an organisation, with a device for every purpose but no menu for the meal.” (Charles Handy)   Designing Schools for a Changing Future Many of the schools being built are unsuited to the changing future pedagogy, curriculum and…