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Working Paper: Notes on Nagaland’s Area by Ankush Agrawal and Vikas Kumar

This paper examines the implications of the absence of shared preferences over the quality of statistics within a government.

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Young Discoverers Program, Puducherry: A Field Report

The State Project Office, SSA in collaboration with Azim Premji Foundation, Puducherry, initiated the Young Discoverers Program (YDP) in October 2015 as a two-year program. This program aims at contributing to the improvement of science teaching and learning in the district.

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Seminar with Anganwadi Teacher on Early Childhood Education, Sangareddy: A Field Report

The seminar was a collaborative platform to share good practices and generate discussion in the field of Early Childhood education.

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"Private schools need to be regulated..." by Anurag Behar, Livemint, May 2017

The nexus between bad governance and bad schools crowds out good education

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Large Camps for Teachers- A Rajasthan Experience: A Field Report

The document tries to cover entire journey of ‘Large Camps for Teachers’ organized in Rajasthan during 2015-16 & 2016-17 from conceptualization to execution through covering each aspect of the camps. A total of 8 such camps have been organized with 1162 teachers of 10 districts.

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"The false narrative of teacher absenteeism" by Anurag Behar, Livemint, April 2017

People easily talk of absenteeism ranging from 25- 50%, but study finds the rate between 2.5-5%

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Working Paper: Curbing Crony Capitalism in India

Economic reforms sought to replace the Indian state dominant economy with a liberal, competitive market economy. However, a plethora of recent scams indicate that collusive rent sharing arrangements between business and policy makers are prevalent.

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Working Paper: Role of Voluntary Teacher Forums in Continuous Teacher Professional Development in India

The quality of education depends largely upon the teacher. Hence building teacher capacity through continuous professional development of teachers is critical to the quality of education.

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"The quiet river" by Anurag Behar, Livemint, March 2017

Learnings from a school on the banks of Narmada river

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"Markets cannot deliver healthcare, education" by Anurag Behar, Livemint, April 2017

Good healthcare needs other social institutions and structures such as public trust, enforceable professional ethical codes, public delivery systems and tight regulations

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The Bird Who Made It Rain, A story by Class III Boy, Reodar, Sirohi

During Bal Mela in 2016, a young boys narrated this story which is presented here in a sketches and words

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Learning Curve

The articles in this issue covers various aspects of teacher and teaching.

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