Finally, varsities are addressing some of the hurdles to distance education

Finally, varsities are addressing some of the hurdles to distance education

Being a distance education student in India, particularly with a government-run university, is not as easy as it should be. Communication is sporadic; multiple campus visits are required; admission dates, exam schedules and results can be shrouded in mystery, confusion and delays. In the absence of something as simple as a WhatsApp group, students are forced to depend on informal networks of their own. “We talk to each other on the phone regularly and compare notes on things like study material, results and admissions dates,” says Nilesh Samant, 23, a…

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How schools are failing working parents — and how some are helping

How schools are failing working parents — and how some are helping

how schools fail working parents (Lidan Chen/for The Washington Post) I had gritted my teeth through most of the school-related demands at odds with my working mom life. The midmorning concerts and late-afternoon ­parent-teacher conferences. The mandatory “volunteer” slots at after-school drama club rehearsals. The half days that, for some reason, preceded every school vacation. The final straw came when a new after-school program didn’t have space for my son. I vented on Facebook and quickly learned I wasn’t alone. I heard from fellow working parents who had plenty of…

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SSC MTS exam paper leak: Commission to conduct test again for some candidates

SSC MTS exam paper leak: Commission to conduct test again for some candidates

A paper to select junior staff in central government departments was leaked on Sunday prompting the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to order re-examination of the test for select candidates only. Due to a very large number of applications, the SSC is conducting tests daily in shifts– morning and afternoon–to select the Multi Tasking Staff (MTS). A paper to select junior staff in central government departments was leaked on Sunday prompting the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to order re-examination of the test for select candidates only. Due to a very large…

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Need some career advice? Ask Mani

Need some career advice? Ask Mani

My name is Sumeet and I head the HR function for a large private organisation based at Chennai. I have done my master’s in Social Work (HR) and have 13+ years of experience. I’m seeking to upgrade myself and wish to do an executive MBA from a reputed institute. Please suggest good institutes where I could pursue an MBA (or equivalent programme) on a part-time basis. I would recommend that you do a part-time MBA with weekend or alternate day evening contact classes so as to maximise learning from peers…

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State, some parents ask court to stop lawsuit challenging Tax Credit Scholarship program

State, some parents ask court to stop lawsuit challenging Tax Credit Scholarship program

TALLAHASSEE — Attorneys for the state and a group of parents asked the Florida Supreme Court this week to reject a lawsuit challenging a program that helps pay for tens of thousands of children to attend private schools. The filings came amid ratcheted-up debate about the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. On Tuesday, House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’ Lakes, described the lawsuit, spearheaded by the Florida Education Association teachers union, as “evil.” The union and other plaintiffs went to the Supreme Court after a Leon County circuit judge and…

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Need some career advice?ask Mani

Need some career advice?ask Mani

I am from Kerala, aged 28. I passed BA Economics, and PG Diploma in Tour Operations. Can you guide me regarding opportunities in the field. The tourism industry is growing in India and Asia consistently. With the growth of private airlines and holiday destinations, the population of holiday goers has increased. Thus tourist operators and tourist guides find plenty of job opportunities. You may seek a career with leading travel companies such as Thomas Cook. As you gain some experience, you could move to international tours. Do study for a…

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Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes

Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes

Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day. The fear is that the ugly rhetoric of the campaign could escalate into confrontations and even violence in school hallways, endangering students. “If anybody can sit there and say they don’t think this is a contentious election, then they aren’t paying much attention,” said Ed Tolan, police chief in this seaside community, which decided to call…

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Too many tweets at some point of paintings hours make my boss a twit – however how to tell him?

Too many tweets at some point of paintings hours make my boss a twit – however how to tell him?

twice a week we publish troubles to be able to feature in a forthcoming dear Jeremy recommendation column within the Saturday father or mother so that readers can offer their personal recommendation and guidelines. We then print the fine of your remarks along Jeremy’s very own insights. here is the trendy catch 22 situation – what are your thoughts? I work as part of a five-strong near-knit layout crew for a large media/image design employer. we’ve some 9aaf3f374c58e8c9dcdd1ebf10256fa5, high-profile clients. As part of what we do – essentially coming up…

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