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Your School Visit Checklist

Just carry this checklist whenever you decide to visit any school for your kid. We want to make it easier for you to make an informed decision.

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Find your ideal school

Deciding what you want in a school is no simple task. When you imagine the best school for your child, you may picture colorful classrooms, dynamic teachers, a wealth of enriching extracurricular activities, and stellar test scores. But it’s also essential to consider your child’s needs, your family’s values, and practical constraints like a school’s hours and its distance from your home.If you have more than one child, there are even more considerations, including whether or not you want your children to attend the same school, since a perfect fit for one child may be a stretch for another.
Step 1 : Brainstorm
Consider the academic, school environment, extracurricular, and practical factors that are important to your child and your family. Use the questions below as guidelines to create your ideal school wish list:
Academics :

1) Do I want a more traditional, back-to-basics program or an alternative approach to learning, such as a Waldorf or a project-based school?
2) Does my child have any physical, emotional, linguistic, or learning needs that require special attention?
3) Are we looking for a school with a special focus like technology or the arts?
4) Online learning vs In-Person learning?

School environment

1) Would my child be better suited to a small, mid-sized, or large school?
2) How important is class size?
3) Is a school with cutting-edge technology facilities important?
4) Is it important the school focuses on social-emotional learning, as well as academics?
5) Do I want a school where parents are expected to be involved with activities and decisions?
6) Do I want a school that has a counseling office that offers parent, child, and family support?
7) How important is it to have an attractive facility with ammenities like a large playground or playing field?

Extracurriculars
1) Are clubs and other extra-curricular activities a priority? Which ones?
2) How important are music, theater, and art programs?
3) Is a regular physical education class essential?
4) Are sports important? If so, which ones? Competitive or low-key and inclusive?

Practical concerns
1) Are we considering a private school, and if so can we afford tuition, or qualify for financial aid?
2) Is it important that the school is close to home?
3) Do I need before- or after-school care for my child?
4) Does my child need lunch (and breakfast) provided?

Step 2: Prioritize
Review each of your lists and number each factor in order of importance to your family. While all the factors on your wish list may play some role in your decision, it’s unlikely that any school will offer everything you’re looking for. The goal of this exercise is to clarify which qualities you can live without — and which are deal breakers.

Step 3: Find schools that match your family’s needs
After doing this exercise and discussing alternatives with your family (including your child), you’ll have a much clearer picture of your ideal school. Now you’re ready to start your school search online at https://www.insdb.in. Check out individual school profiles where you’ll find information about curriculum, achievement, teacher-student data, and much more.

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CBSE releases handbooks for teachers and students

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday issued a notification regarding the release of handbooks for students and teachers. These handbooks aim to provide all important information required by students and teachers at one place.These handbooks were released by the Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal on November 1.
Both the handbooks are available at CBSE websites. CBSE has, through this notification, requested all heads of schools to ensure that the information about these handbooks is given to all their teachers and students. They have also been asked to download these handbooks and arrange for a discussion on them.

The handbook for Students has tried to address all their queries related to pedagogy, subject choices,
examination, CBSE activities, procedures etc. It contains details about the matters pertaining to academics,
examination, personality enhancement activities, disaster management, cyber safety and other usual administrative procedures related to subject and date of birth change.

The handbook for teachers contains information required by them regarding their learners and related to their career improvement and advancement. It also informs teachers about the expectation CBSE has from them.

The handbook is a source of information to the teachers about the procedures, policies, roles, responsibilities, awards and resources related to their professional life.

“Beginning from basic information about appointment and qualification, this Handbook also contains a range of information, such as, teacher self-evaluation framework, details about the board examinations, subjects offered, use of technology, disaster management procedures to be followed, awards that teacher may apply for, and several other important and much-needed information about CBSE policies in the matters involving teachers. It is expected that this handbook will answer most of the queries pertaining to the professional lives of teachers with regard to their association with CBSE,” the notification said.

Source : http://www.cbse.nic.in/newsite/attach/Release%20of%20CBSE%20Handbooks%20for%20Teachers%20and%20Students.pdf

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Kendriya vidyalaya has highest Passing Percentage in Class XII 2019

There are different categories of institutions affiliated with CBSE . The type of institutions affiliated are govt aided, private schools, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), Kendriya vidyalaya and CTSA. Among these categories Kendriya vidyalaya has highest Passing Percentage in Class XII 2019 .

InstitutionsPass %
GOVT AIDED88.49
GOVT87.17
INDEPENDENT82.59
JNV ( Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya )96.62
KV ( Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan )98.54
CTSA ( Central Tibetan School Administration )96.06

Source: 2019 Class XII Result CBSE ( http://cbse.nic.in/newsite/statisticalInformation.html )