Cabinet approval for school education reform project :-$500 million Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States Program (STARS) to improve the quality and governance of school education in six Indian states. Some 250 million students (between the age of 6 and 17) in 1.5 million schools, and over 10 million teachers will benefit from the program.
The STARS program builds on the long partnership between India and the World Bank (since 1994), for strengthening public school education and to support the country’s goal of providing ‘Education for All’.
Other Aspects of the STARS Prog. :- It will improve data and assessment systems at the national level, as well as teaching and learning outcomes
in six States, especially for early childhood and vocational education.
The project includes an emergency response component to help the government respond to disaster situations which lead to school closures and loss of learning,