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News  /  Published 16.07.22

Schools in Kolkata see rise in children’s counselling

A section of students are showing emotional and behavioural problems and require counselling much more than before the pandemic, said teachers across many schools.   Feeling uncomfortable in lar...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 09.05.22

Online mode hits writing aptitude of Kolkata students

Devi Kar, director of Modern High School for Girls, said writing strengthens motor movement and “despite all gadgets, a hand-written note is and will be more significant”. Jessica Gomes S...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 06.05.22

West Bengal govt tells private schools to go online or advance summer break

Calls to Jain on Thursday went unanswered. This newspaper sent him a message asking why private schools were being asked to go online despite favourable weather conditions now. He did not respond. Se...
By Subhankar Chowdhury, Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 26.04.22

Mobile van to bridge learning gap

A government school in the Sunderbans is reaching out to students, a large number of whom are still not going to school regularly and need help to catch up with lessons, said the head of the instituti...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 08.04.22

Three Ashok Hall Group schools shut over fee row, guardians worry over board exams

Parents alleged that there was no prior notice sent to them and they came to know about the school shutting only when they reached campus on Thursday morning. The gates were closed and the closure no...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata


News  /  Published 07.04.22

HC shield for school students

The high court on Wednesday ruled that private unaided schools whose names had come up with regard to allegations of arbitrary fee hike during the pandemic could not deny promotion to any student or w...
By Tapas Ghosh, Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.03.22

Study centre woos kids back to class with Bengali comics

By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.03.22

Covid-induced isolation blamed for speech delay in Kolkata toddlers

Montessori teachers and psychiatrists are noticing a delay in speech development among children aged around 3, a trend they are attributing to long confinement at home and lack of interaction with oth...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 21.03.22

Patuli’s Rokeya Shiksha Kendra now a second home for kids in need

The play also weaved in the human tragedy brought on by the pandemic by portraying the loss of livelihood of people selling ice creams and pickles outside schools. The play mirrored the aspirations of...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 11.03.22

Slow start to resumption of preschools in Kolkata

Preschools are limping back to life but they are not yet ready to open centres they had shut down in the last two years, at least two proprietors said. One preschool that had four centres had to shut...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata


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