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EXPLAINED : WORLD BANK-SUPPORTED STARS PROJECT

EXPLAINED : WORLD BANK-SUPPORTED STARS PROJECT

Context

Recently  Cabinet approved the STARS project under the New Education Policy to support states in strengthening the school education system.

About  STARS project

  • It will be implemented by the Department of School Education and Literacy.
  • It will cover Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Odisha.
  • It seeks to support the states in developing, implementing, evaluating and improving interventions with direct linkages to improved education outcomes.
  • It strengthens early childhood education and foundational learning, classroom instruction and remediation through teacher development and school leadership and vocational education.
  • It aims to focus on initiatives of PM e-Vidya, Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Mission and National Curricular and Pedagogical Framework for Early Childhood Care and Education as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
  • It would set up a National Assessment Centre PARAKH as an independent and autonomous institution.
  • It also includes a Contingency Emergency Response Component (CERC), which will help the government in responding to situations leading to a loss of learning, such as school closures, infrastructure damage, inadequate facilities and use of technology for facilitating remote learning.

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