CM Yogi asks basic education dept to appoint 31,661 assistant teachers in a week

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Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday asked the basic shiksha (basic education) department to recruit 31,661 assistant teachers within a week as the state government was committed to providing enough jobs and employment opportunities to the youth, said a statement from the chief minister’s office.

A state government spokesperson said the basic shiksha department had conducted a recruitment examination on January 6, 2019, for filling 69,000 vacant posts of assistant teachers. According to a government order of January 7, 2019, the state government fixed 65% as the minimum percentage of marks for appointment of general category candidates and 60% for backward and other reserved classes of candidates.


मुख्यमंत्री श्री @myogiadityanath जी ने बेसिक शिक्षा विभाग में 31,661 सहायक अध्यापकों की भर्ती प्रक्रिया को एक सप्ताह में पूरा करने के निर्देश दिए हैं।

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Md. Dept. of Education Provides $10M in Grant Funding to Support

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BALTIMORE– As a result of improved health metrics throughout the state, the Maryland State Department of Education is encouraging in-person instruction and providing $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools that reopen to students this fall. 

MSDE will award a total of $10 million in grants to local school systems, the SEED School, the Maryland School for the Blind, and the Maryland School for the Deaf for starting in-person instruction by the start of the 2020-2021 school year’s second quarter. Each grant award will include a base amount of $200,000 as well as a per-student allocation. Funds can be used for expenses related to building readiness and transportation.

“This additional $10 million in funds will assist schools in reopening and safely getting some of our kids back into classrooms and into healthy and supportive learning environments,” said Gov. Larry Hogan. “With our health metrics

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NYC designated ‘anarchist jurisdiction’ by Justice Dept.; federal funding at stake

NEW YORK CITY — The Department of Justice on Monday identified New York City, Portland and Seattle as cities that have allowed “violence and destruction of property to persist,” as outlined in a presidential memorandum that could restrict access to federal funding.

Earlier in September, President Donald Trump issued the Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.

The measure allows the DOJ to target city governments that the agency believes has not taken steps to mitigate widespread criminal activity.

So-called “anarchist jurisdictions” that meet the DOJ’s criteria are subject to a 30-day review by the director of the Office of Management and Budget, who will issue guidance on restricting eligibility for federal grants, according to the presidential memorandum.

“When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers

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Dept. of Education launches probe after Princeton president acknowledges systemic racism

The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into Princeton University after its president acknowledged that systemic racism is “embedded” in the university’s structures.

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Dept. of Education launches probe after Princeton president acknowledges systemic racism

The department informed Princeton of the investigation in a letter Wednesday, citing Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber’s open letter earlier this month discussing the school’s efforts to address systemic racism.


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Officials said the university “repeatedly represented and warranted to” the department that it was complying with nondiscrimination mandates under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but asserted that Eisgruber in his letter had admitted the university is “racist.”

The Department of Education expressed concern that the university has received tens of millions of dollars in federal funds despite the potential lack of compliance.

“Based on its admitted racism, the U.S. Department of Education (‘Department’) is concerned

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Education Dept. Opens Investigation into Princeton after President Claims Racism ‘Embedded’ in University

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Minneapolis City Council Members Complain of Rising Crime Months after Trying to Defund Police Department

Minneapolis City Council members complained of rising crime rates in the city and asked the city’s police chief what he is doing about it during a Tuesday meeting on police reform, months after the council proposed dismantling the police department.Council members told police chief Medaria Arradondo that their constituents have reported seeing and hearing street racing which sometimes results in crashes, daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults and shootings, according to an MPR News report.”Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police’?” said newly elected council member Jamal Osman who has been swamped by resident complaints that calls for police are going unanswered.“That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen,” Osman said.In the aftermath of the police

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Georgia Dept. of Education identifies standardized tests to be eliminated

The Georgia Department of Education announced it’s eliminated the Georgia Milestones End-of-Course tests that are normally required for high school students.

The Georgia Milestones End-of-Course tests to be eliminated are geometry/analytic geometry, ninth grade literature and composition, physical science, and economics.

In 2015, there were 32 state-required tests. By the beginning of 2020, the number of required tests was down to 19.

And Senate Bill 367, which eliminated the fifth-grade social studies Georgia Milestones assessment, was signed into law in July. State BOE officials say this reduced Georgia’s elementary school testing to the federal minimum.

High school students in Georgia will continue to take the Georgia Milestones EOCs in the following subjects:

  • Algebra I/Coordinate Algebra
  • American Literature and Composition
  • Biology
  • US History

The only tests in Georgia that are not required by federal law at this time are eighth-grade social studies and high-school US History, bringing middle and high school

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Dept of science and technology, IIT Madras develop portable structure for Covid treatment – education

The department of science and technology in collaboration an IIT Madras start up has come up with a portable micro structure named ‘MediCAB’ for COVID-19 treatment which is foldable and has a doctor’s room, an isolation room, a medical room/ward, and a twin-bed ICU, said Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday.

The DST has developed it in collaboration with ‘Modulus Housing, the start-up incubated by IIT Madras. They have come up with a solution using a decentralised approach to detect, manage and treat COVID-19 patients in local communities through portable microstructures.

“Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, under DST in collaboration with ‘Modulus Housing’ – a start-up incubated by IIT Madras – has come up with a solution using decentralised approach to detect, manage & treat COVID-19 patients in local communities thro portable micro structures,” tweeted the Union Minister.

Dr Vardhan, in a tweet, said that

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