Graduate School of Education Will Pause Doctoral Admissions for Fall 2021, Citing Financial Strain | News

Harvard Graduate School of Education plans to pause its doctoral admissions for fall 2021 due to the financial strain the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on the school, according to its website.

Applications for students planning to enroll in fall 2021 would have been due in December 2020. According to the website, the school plans to next accept applicants in December 2021 for fall 2022 enrollment.

Students will still be able to apply for the Ed School’s master’s degree program.

The fall 2019 class of students had only 50 students enrolled in its two doctoral programs, the Doctor of Education Leadership and the Ph.D. By comparison, the class boasted 615 master’s students.

Ed School spokesperson Bari E. Walsh wrote in an emailed statement that the decision would not impact the school’s long-term commitment to doctoral students.

“Like every institution (at Harvard and beyond), HGSE has had to make tough decisions to

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BMC education department asks private schools in Mumbai to comply, grant admissions





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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s education department has issued letters to some private schools in Mumbai after they failed to admit students under the 25% Right to Education (RTE) quota for the academic year 2020-21.

The department recently sent out written orders asking such schools to comply with the admission guidelines under the RTE act and grant admissions to students before September 15, which is the last date to do so.

“It has been found that despite several instructions and repeated reminders, these schools have not complied with the norms with respect to the RTE act. Complaints have been received against such schools from parents and local activists. We have thus asked them to grant admissions to eligible students at the earliest,” said an official from the BMC education department. Names of these schools were not divulged as they still have time to comply. But sources

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PTA clashes with education secretary on admissions changes

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Supreme Court stays Maratha reservation in UG admissions and government jobs in Maharashtra

  • The apex court said that status of those who have already taken benefits of the 2018 law shall not be disturbed.
  • The Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018 was enacted to grant reservation to people of Maratha community in Maharashtra in jobs and admissions.

The Supreme Court Wednesday stayed the implementation of 2018 Maharashtra law granting reservation to Marathas in education and jobs but made it clear that the status of those who have availed of the benefits will not be disturbed.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice L N Rao referred to a larger constitution bench, to be set up by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, the batch of pleas questioning the validity of the law granting reservation to Marathas in education and jobs.

The apex court said that status of those who have already taken benefits of the 2018 law shall not be disturbed.

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No Maratha Quota For Govt Jobs, College Admissions Now, SC Refers Matter to Larger Bench



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New Delhi: In a major development, the Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the implementation of 2018 Maharashtra law granting reservation to Marathas in education and jobs and said the Martha quota for jobs or college admissions can’t be granted at this moment. While hearing the matter, the three-judge bench of the top court referred the Maratha quota matter to larger bench which will be set up by Chief Justice of India. The three-judge bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhat said that the total quota now exceeds the 50 per cent cap set by the top court. Earlier, Maharashtra had passed a law which allowed 16 per cent quota in educational institutions and government jobs. Soon after the law was challenged, the Bombay High Court had upheld the constitutional validity of the law of the state. However,
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