Free digital resource in US history builds civil discourse skills

Whatever a school’s learning environment is here at the start of the new school year, curriculum that is expensive, inflexible, or hard to navigate won’t get used. Just ask a teacher about how they use their instructional tools. You’ll learn a lot about entrepreneurship.

Teachers’ entrepreneurial ways long precede the coronavirus. As Newsela reported in October 2019, administrators in social studies said that teachers used their prescribed textbook half the time. In that same national survey, however, teachers revealed that they use the assigned textbook only one-fifth of the time.

The Bill of Rights Institute (BRI) supports secondary school teachers of civics and history with free, online resources and professional development learning opportunities. As a leading national provider of free educational materials for classroom instruction, BRI has partnered with OpenStax, at Rice University, to launch Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: A History of the American Experiment.

As the

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NEW CIVIL SERVICE JOBS ARE ‘WORK FROM HOME’

Civil servants are making a ‘mockery’ of Boris Johnson’s push to get staff back into the office by advertising ‘work from home only’ jobs, MPs said last night.

While Ministers have ordered officials to return to their desks, Whitehall departments are putting up recruitment adverts saying office work will not resume any time soon. MPs said this ‘deliberately undermines’ Government efforts to get Whitehall working.

The Ministry of Defence, the Department of Health, Public Health England and the Food Standards Agency are among those advertising work from home only jobs, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. One advert reads: ‘Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, you will initially be required to work from home with no travel required.’

Applications for the jobs close in mid or late September, suggesting Whitehall has plans to continue working from home for months.

Steve Baker, the Conservative MP, said: ‘What an extraordinary situation. Public

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Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi to re-skill civil servants for New India



Narendra Modi smiling for the camera: Narendra Modi Mission Karmayogi scheme for civil servants


Narendra Modi Mission Karmayogi scheme for civil servants

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Mission Karmayogi, a skill development scheme for civil servants. The Narendra Modi government aims to build a future-ready civil service in the country through its Mission Karmayogi scheme.

Launching the scheme, Union minister Prakash Javadekar described Mission Karmayogi as the “biggest human resource development reform in the government”.

The Mission Karmayogi scheme will be open to all government employees for their re-skilling. They would be encouraged under the scheme to better equip themselves with their domain, and improve their functional and behavioural competencies.

The scheme will be under the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) with the Prime Minister’s HR Council functioning as the apex body to provide guidance and direction to these capacity-building reforms. The council will have chief ministers as members.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Mission Karmayogi will radically improve human resource management practices

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Civil servants to get skill training : The Tribune India

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, Septembner 2

The government today approved a proposal of the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) to launch Mission Karmayogi, a skill programme for civil servants with a focus more on role of officials than the rules provided for them.

Announcing it, Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “This is the biggest human resource development reform in the government.”

A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) will be created to provide technological support for the training programmes, the minister said, adding that the aim was to provide set of skills to civil servants to serve in the direction to ensure ease of living life for people in general and also ease of doing business in the country.

Later, Minister for DoPT Jitendra Singh said there wouuld be an HR council, chaired by the Prime Minister, which will also comprise select Union ministers and CMs. It

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Cabinet briefing live updates | Govt approves ‘Karmayogi yojana’ for skill development of civil servants

With the monsoon session of parliament set to begin in two weeks, the Cabinet met on Wednesday.

Here are the key decisions taken:

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Mission Karmayogi will help build a future-ready Civil Service, says C. Chandramouli, Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training. It will be open to all government employees, to equip them with domain, functional and behavioural competencies.

The Prime Minister’s HR Council will be the apex body to provide direction to these capacity building reforms, says Dr. Chandramouli.

A Special Purpose Vehicle, 100% government owned, will be set up to own and operate the online platform and facilitate digital learning. Total outlay for the scheme will be Rs. 510 crore in five years.

An annual subscription of Rs. 431 per civil servant will be charged by the SPV.

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Karmayogi Yojana

Cabinet has given its nod to roll out a Karmayogi Yojana to give government officers

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