Beyond WhiteHat Jr: the hinterland niche calling India’s coding edtechs

Series: Journalism

For a long time, coding in edtech has been synonymous with WhiteHat Jr in India. A handful of smaller companies like CuriousJr, Coding Ninjas, StayQrious are trying to break through and they’re doing it by focussing on markets where accessibility to tech and coding is nearly non-existent. To succeed, they’ll need to recalibrate the very nature of coding edtech.

Up in the air: The vague Byju’s-NITI Aayog stab at public edtech

Series: Journalism

Byju’s big bang entry into the public sector comes via a headline-making partnership with NITI Aayog that promises free educational resources. But without inputs from on-ground stakeholders, the programme is seeing a serious mismatch between Byju’s content offerings and the realities of a post-pandemic learning gap.

Democratising Action for Attainment

How do we use novel data sets and techniques to effectively understand the impact of child poverty on education within urban and rural contexts?

Following The Education Financing Breadcrumbs

A fiscal definition for Education that could enable key stakeholders like CSOs, research organisations and citizens to not only analyse and critique the education related expenditure for any geography but also modify the definition to get an accurate picture for their specific use cases.

Girl Education Spending Tracker

Monitoring the financing of education related scheme, accounting heads and interventions in the state of Uttar Pradesh with a special focus on promoting girl child education.

Digital Ingress & rise of Ed-Tech in the COVID-19 Era

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the education landscape of India overnight with educational institutes compelled to adopt various digital learning alternatives to sustain timely growth of children. How can FOSS be the solution? Budget 2021-22 recommendations for the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Strengthening Financial Accountability towards Girl Education

Examining and highlighting the trend of financing for child education with specific focus on girls’ education in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Building the collective voices of local CSOs to be able to advocate for greater budget transparency in allocation and expenditure for education related programmes and making the fiscal data in public domain in simplified forms.