Harjot Kaur gets additional charge

Harjot Kaur gets additional charge

Speed Post News Network Patna : Harjot Kaur Bamhara, a 1992 batch IAS officer and Principal Secretary, Science & Technology Department, on February 18, 2019, given additional charge of Principal Secretary cum More »

6 senior IAS officers shifted, Vanada Kini made Commissioner, Bhagalpur Div.

6 senior IAS officers shifted, Vanada Kini made Commissioner, Bhagalpur Div.

Speed Post News Network Patna : Apart from transferring 11 junior IAS officers, Bihar government on February 18, 2019, also transferred 6 senior IAS officers. Vandana Kini, an IAS officer of 1989 More »

Bihar Govt transfers 11 IAS officers

Bihar Govt transfers 11 IAS officers

Speed Post News Network Patna : Bihar government on February 18, 2019, transferred 11 IAS belonging to 2014, 2015, and 2016 batch to different places. Udita Singh, an IAS officer of 2014 More »

Prabhu addresses India-Argentina Business Forum

Prabhu addresses India-Argentina Business Forum

  Speed Post News Network New Delhi : Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu on February 18, 2019, said that India is keen to strengthen bilateral ties More »

PM to visit Varanasi on Feb. 19, to inaugurate Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital Lehartara

PM to visit Varanasi on Feb. 19, to inaugurate Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital Lehartara

Speed Post News Network New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on February 19, 2019, and unveil several development projects there. The PM will flag off the More »

Fifth bathing festival of Prayagraj Kumbh on Feb.19

Fifth bathing festival of Prayagraj Kumbh on Feb.19

Speed Post News Network New Delhi : The 5th bathing festival of Maghi Purnima at Prayagraj Kumbh will take place on February 19, 2019. A large number of devotees and tourists are More »

 

NITI Aayog signs SOI with MSDF to document systemic transformation in education

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New Delhi : The NITI Aayog and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) on February 12, 2019, signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) to codify, document and share best practices to improve learning outcomes in public school education through systemic reforms based on their collective experiences of working with various state governments in India.

The SOI was signed in the presence of Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, by Alok Kumar, Adviser (HRD), NITI Aayog, and  Barun Mohanty, Managing Director (International), MSDF.

The NITI Aayog was established with the core mandate of promoting cooperative and competitive federalism through evidence-based policy reform and knowledge inputs. Since its inception, NITI Aayog has placed learning outcomes as a key focus area for establishing sustainable education systems.

As a part of this push, the School Education Quality Index (SEQI) is being developed to rank states/UTs on educational outcomes, with a high weightage to learning outcomes. Further, NITI is implementing the Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital in Education (SATH-E) initiative to induce systemic transformation in Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Odisha.

Education also forms a crucial component of the Aspirational Districts Programme, which seeks to improve status of education in the most underserved districts of India. Pursuing its mandate of disseminating best practices and knowledge sharing, partnerships with stakeholders in the development sphere are a continuing endeavour of the NITI Aayog.

Under this latest partnership, the NITI Aayog and Michael & Susan Dell Foundation will document the reforms pursued by various state governments that have initiated systemic reforms in education and have begun to see improved learning outcomes over the past few years. Altogether, nearly 30 million children have been positively impacted across India through the systemic reforms in education in different states.

Under the agreement, a joint team comprising state leaders, consultants, research agencies and educators shall work together to develop a ‘theory of change’ based on the learnings from the states and will document the impact on ground by commissioning third party studies to evaluate the impact of systemic reforms in education, according to a PIB release.

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