From the India Times:
The International Growth Centre, UK, has in its recent paper on "Education Policies and Practices: What Have We Learnt and the Road Ahead for Bihar" has stressed the need for more incentives for teachers so as to improve the quality of education.... The report said the government has undertaken several policy initiatives to lower the cost of schooling. These include providing free textbooks, free uniforms, midday meals and free bicycles.... "The aim of this paper was to assess the status of education in Bihar, identify the correlates of educational outcomes, and analyse the education policy initiatives of the government of Bihar. We first look at the status of education (both quality and quantity) in Bihar, mainly at the primary and upper primary levels," said co-authors - Priya Ranjan (University of California, Irvine) and Nishith Prakash (University of Connecticut, USA).

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