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News  /  Published 02.07.22

Covid hits classroom teaching in Kolkata

“With more teachers on leave, it impacts the syllabus and the normal running of the school. Teachers are required for exam invigilation duty and to maintain order in school, all of which is suff...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 02.07.22

Phone habit hard for Kolkata pupils to kick

The practice of sneaking in mobile phones and checking them during class or in between has gone up among students after two years of the pandemic, said teachers of several city schools. Students have...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 01.07.22

Parents move court over new managing committee of Bidhannagar Municipal School

All is not well at Bidhannagar Municipal School in its silver jubilee year. Even as students file in for examinations at the FE Block institute, some of their parents have moved court against the corp...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 01.07.22

Covid tells on attendance in Kolkata schools, teachers test positive too

South Point issued a notice to parents on Thursday asking them to sign an online health declaration form. Based on the information in the form, parents will receive an automated email that will indica...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 01.07.22

Education crisis in Covid is ‘the worst’

Of all the crises inflicted by the pandemic, the education crisis is the worst, development economist Jean Drèze said on Thursday. “The worst aspect of Covid is the educational crisis. B...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 30.06.22

Nudge to improve government school attendance in West Bengal

The school education department has asked the heads of government-run and aided schools to take steps to improve attendance, which was not satisfactory on the first day of reopening of the institution...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.06.22

BSS School goes St Lawrence High School way, switches to ICSE board

The BSS School has switched to the Delhi-based ICSE board from the Bengal board.  The school, which got its affiliation letter on Tuesday from the Council for the Indian School Certificate Exami...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.06.22

Stricter Covid norms back in Kolkata schools after summer vacation

On Monday, South City International School issued a notice suspending large gatherings of students on the playground and in the canteen, library and the auditorium. The notice also asked sports teach...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.06.22

Worries eat into guardians’ relief over reopening of schools in Kolkata

Summative tests Parents of a Class VIII student of Hare School said his son was worried because the first summative tests could not be held following an early start of the vacation. “It was imp...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.06.22

Snarls from Deshapriya to Park Circus hassle commuters on Day 1 of South Point reopening

“It took me 45 minutes to reach the Rashbehari crossing from Gariahat,” said a resident of Panchanantala in south Kolkata. The stretch usually takes less than five minutes to cover. Traff...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri, Jhinuk Mazumdar in Gariahat


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