West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.19

Girl’s late-night study saves family

Class XII student Nairita Samajpati has a board examination to write next month but losing her books and notes in the fire at Gurudas Mansion early on Sunday does not bother her family as much as the ...
By Subhajoy Roy and Pranab Mondal in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.01.19

Parents of tots unlucky at lucky draw sweat in winter

When a parent buys entry-level admission forms from many schools and the child makes it nowhere in the draw of lots mandated by the Right to Education Act, it is no surprise if the whole family spends...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

Education  /  Published 02.09.19

Make the best of your opportunities

Q Our school lays a lot of stress on attendance. We have to attend school every day though it often turns out that half the teachers are absent and non-subject teachers have to fill in for them. There...
By Shivani Manchanda

West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.19

Calcutta High Court on student safety

The high court on Thursday directed the state government to file an affidavit on the measures taken by it to ensure students’ safety in schools.The court also sought a report from the authorities of...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.03.20

BRIEFS: Insurance for health staff

The health department issued an order for Rs 5 lakh insurance coverage for coronavirus treatment for all staff fighting the spread of the virus and another Rs 5 lakh as death compensation. Close to 10...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta


India  /  Published 15.03.19

CBSE exam reforms to curb rote learning

The Central Board of Secondary Education is likely to revamp its Class XII exams from next year by setting questions that demand “analytical” and “creative” answers in all the papers, and by i...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.12.18

NCERT resists government prod to halve syllabus

The National Council of Educational Research and Training is expected to reduce the school social science syllabuses by up to 20 per cent but keep any cuts to the minimum in mathematics, the sciences ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.01.20

Touch of another class

It is not easy to decide which is more frightening — the undermining of institutions by political power or the undermining of young minds by adults at home. School authorities in Calcutta are facing...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 27.12.19

Army of teachers but few called

Neha Joshi taught at a private school in Janakpuri for four months but was forced to quit in November when she sought two days’ leave and the management refused.“I had no choice; I had to go to a ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 10.05.19

New Town girl with eye on bullseye

Namrata de was 12 when she first picked up a gun. “I don’t like outdoor games. I like being calm and composed. Shooting is about calmness,” the 14-year-old from New Town said. That made her pick...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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