Jharkhand  /  Published 27.08.20

Theft alert at locked schools

Palamau police have alerted managers of schools which have been locked during the Covid pandemic as thieves are on the prowl. “A daylight theft was committed in Westfield Public School at Bhawa...

India  /  Published 26.08.20

Antibody survey to guide reopening of schools

India has launched a repeat nationwide survey to measure changes in the new coronavirus infection’s prevalence after a three-month gap, and probe for the first time prevalence among adolescents ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 19.08.20

Gaping digital hole in most district schools

More than half the students of most state-aided schools outside Calcutta do not have a smartphone, laptop or a computer and are not attending online classes, according to reports submitted by the scho...
By Mita Mukherjee in Salt Lake

India  /  Published 11.08.20

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 07.08.20

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 31.07.20

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


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