India  /  Published 10.08.20

Schools ask about birth history, grandparents

A private school in Gurgaon has on its admission form sought information on the occupations of the children’s grandparents, and another has demanded details of the children’s and their mot...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.08.20

Salary: crisis in varsities, schools

A private college in Odisha asked its teachers to go on leave without pay as early as April. “I’m still on leave without pay; the college will inform me when to rejoin,” one of the t...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

World  /  Published 06.08.20

Chicago schools to reopen online only

Public school students in Chicago, the nation’s third-largest district, will begin the academic year remotely in September, leaving New York City as the only major school system in the country t...
By New York Times News Service in New York

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.08.20

Push for local language in govt schools

Tribal teachers and writers have said that teaching children in their mother tongue or local language, as envisaged in the National Education Policy 2020, is not a new concept in Jharkhand but deserve...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.07.20

Educationists, minister differ over new policy

State education minister Jagannath Mahto might not be too impressed with the newly-approved National Education Policy (NEP) but it has already got a thumbs up from educationists and academicians, who ...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro

Calcutta  /  Published 29.07.20

August key to September school wish

Schools and colleges in Bengal will remain closed at least until August 31 and, “if the situation improves in August”, the state government might reopen them on alternate days in September...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 22.07.20

Schools told what to charge

The government on Tuesday asked private schools not to charge any fee for transport, library, computer laboratory, extra or co-curricular activities and not to deny online classes to students who can&...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.07.20

Schools: parents' no to reopening

The safety and sanitisation of school buildings and the ability of teachers to help children maintain social distancing norms are on the minds of parents as coronavirus cases increase, and apprehensio...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

World  /  Published 20.07.20

Kids spread virus like adults: Survey

In the heated debate over reopening schools, one burning question has been whether and how efficiently children can spread the virus to others. A large new study from South Korea offers an answer: Ch...
By Apoorva Mandavilli in New York

World  /  Published 13.07.20

Schools: no data on classroom spread

As school districts across the US consider whether and how to restart in-person classes, their challenge is complicated by a pair of fundamental uncertainties: No nation has tried to send children bac...
By Pam Belluck, Apoorva Mandavilli and Benedict Carey in New York


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