World  /  Published 02.09.20

Wuhan’s kids back in school

The state-run news media said that more than 2,840 primary and secondary schools, serving nearly 1.4 million students, reopened on Tuesday. It was a striking turnabout from the early days, when the vi...
By New York Times News Service in New York

Calcutta  /  Published 30.08.20

Kids demotivated in online class: Teachers

Teachers of several schools have reported that students have become “more subdued” in class and the energy level is much less than before. Months of being on the screen has made students ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 30.08.20

Condition set for states to impose lockdowns

Metro trains can operate in a graded manner from September 7. (See chart above) Unlike Unlock 3, the guidelines for Unlock 4 have dropped bars from the prohibited list, which has been interpreted by ...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi/Calcutta

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


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