The Centre has decided to slash its share of funds in about 18 social sector schemes including flagship education programme Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). The central government and states would contribute equally for programmes such as SSA, Rashtriya Uchchtar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), a departure from the previous 65%-35% formula.
Article on CCE - The article on CCE by Rohit Dhankarji, Azim Premji University 'Beyond the pass-fail binary' says "...The curriculum and syllabi will have to assume a “learning continuum” rather than a “learning ladder”. A continuum imagines a curve of learning, an individual path taken by each child, which does not necessarily have any time-bound milestones. The knowledge, skills and values in the curriculum and syllabus may be organised sequentially, but no year-wise rigid packaging can be admitted. In the learning ladder paradigm, on the other hand, the curriculum and syllabus are neatly organised in yearly packages, which we call grades or classes, to be learnt in one year. Exams may come during the year, but results are aggregated at the end and the decision on whether sufficient learning has happened is expressed in the form of a pass or fail"