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Madhya Pradesh government has taken notice of the dismal infrastructure and student teacher ratio in its primary schools. The state has earmarked Rs 300 crore to reach the “perfect” student teacher ratio in its government run schools. Great initiative. Read on to get the details ...... [More]

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Perception, perception, perception! And then there is some truth behind the perception. So after starting with that line, here are MY reasons of why I would ask you to run away from state-boards and join a school with one of the national boards e.g. CBSE, ICSE, IB etc. Read on to find out ...... [More]

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IB or International Baccalaureate is catching up fast in India. It already has 80+ schools affiliated to it and the number is growing fast. However, the question arises, should you admit your child in it? What are the risks and potential issues with an IB board? Can things go wrong in the future? What are the benefits of this over other boards? Well, here SchoolCountry gives you a clear, decisive answer to help you make up your mind...... [More]

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IB or International Baccalaureate is the latest buzz word in Indian school education. We get a lot of questions about IB starting from What is IB, how is IB curriculum different from CBSE or ICSE, should we go for IB schools or is it too early etc etc. Here is SchoolCountry’s attempt to demystify the world of IB for you. Read on ...... [More]

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Clear and objective comparison between CBSE and ICSE. Which board to choose and why? Comparison along 6 key dimensions to tell you which board will be better for the development of the student? Read on to get the final verdict from SchoolCountry team ...... [More]

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Previously we discussed 4 reasons why you should NOT choose a day school that is located far from home. Here is a counter view written by our guest author on when it makes sense to select a school close to home. Choose a far off school when there is unmatched learning advantage: We are sending our children to school for learning and growing in to smart and responsible human beings. If the schools located in your proximity do not offer the best learning experience then we have no choice but to look outside. We must not compromise on the primary objective of why we are sending our kids to schools.... [More]

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In our previous post, we discussed what is a day boarding school and why should you go for it. It is going to be a second home for your child since he/she is going to spend almost 10 hours every day here. That is more than 60% of his waking time. So you need to ensure that you find a great school. Here we list 7 things that you must understand and be aware of, to make a right decision. 1. Find a good school first and then a day boarding - You are looking for a school for your kids. So make sure that it is a ...... [More]

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Continuing our series on finding the right schools for your kids, we now classify the schools based on the duration and categorize them in 3 types as day school, day boarding school and boarding school. In this blog post, we will discuss all about day boarding schools and why, if at all, should you choose it for your kids. As the name suggests, it is a school that provides boarding facilities for the day i.e. the child can stay at the school for the day. This is a hybrid between a ...... [More]

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We often wonder what is the best way of learning? If left alone, can kids learn by themselves or do they always need a teacher an adult supervisor to guide them? Can they learn and still enjoy themselves i.e. can learning ever be enjoyable and how? Amidst all this talk of child centric education system, can the education process be really driven by kids? Can they decide what they want to learn and how? Can they be motivated to learn interesting things while working together? This excellent talk on TED.com by Sugata Mitra explores these ...... [More]

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Should we go for a newly established school with a shiny building and computer enabled teaching approach or should we go for the prestigious old school located in the middle of city and established 50 years ago. Its a tricky question that we are faced very often these days. We decided to look at it and help you make up your mind about a young school vs an older school! First we try and understand why is age an important factor to be considered while selecting a school ...... [More]