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Articles by Puja Pednekar
The round will continue till September 12, allotting seats to those did not secure admission in any of the last seven rounds
Educators say preschools and playschools — many of which are run from residences, commercial complexes or even basements — mushroom unchecked in Mumbai
Mumbai schools raise objections, say it will create confusion and only add to the teachers’ workload
Aspirants can now approach colleges and finalise their seats till 5pm on August 30. Earlier, the department had set Tuesday as the deadline for admissions.
Many schools are allowing parents to take children home as there is waterlogging in most parts of the city.
Heavy overnight rains affected Mumbai’s lifeline, the suburban railway services, on Tuesday. The showers led to waterlogging in many areas and slowed down traffic.
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Say it will help students and their parents deal with challenges like cyber bullying and fatal online games such as Blue Whale
The latest decision was taken to augment the availability of NCERT books across all CBSE affiliated schools
Circular issued by the education department asks colleges to give compensatory leaves to staff that works during the holidays
An online question bank will be created for students attempting the competitive tests, which can be accessed for free
Although the tests will be on a bigger scale this year, with the inclusion of Class 9 and new subjects, principals are unsure whether it will make any difference
Although the admission round was open only for students who scored more than 80% and were yet to claim seats, several students cancelled their admissions to try their luck for a better seat
It is only for more than 3, 500 students who were either not allotted any seats or did not take admission in the previous rounds
The report, released in Mumbai by an educational group, was done after the recent incidents of suicides by teenagers in the city - one of which was attributed to the online Blue Whale Challenge.
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The names of these students will be uploaded on an online ‘drop box’, introduced as part of the government’s database, SARAL. This is being done to arrest the rate of drop-outs in schools
The Maharashtra education department will announce the next round soon
Although the state government has a policy to reduce the weight of school bags, it is yet to frame one that focuses on children’s safety in schools
The schools hold joint celebrations to increase student turnout during such national events. It had celebrated Republic Day too.
Organise rally to spread awareness among parents and students about sexual predators and how to keep children safe
Although there are fewer aspirants and more seats in this round, cut-offs (minimum marks) are expected to rise
The early childhood association (ECA) — consisting of 200 preschools and experts — has come up with some steps that schools can follow to ensure that children are safe
For the special rounds, a schedule was uploaded on the admissions portal on Wednesday evening. It says that students will be allocated seats on August 16 at 5pm, and can approach colleges to finalise them on August 18 and 19.
An in-house survey by a city school revealed that poor seating and sleeping habits, and lack of physical fitness were responsible for growing number of children with a poor posture
A circular issued by the department on Tuesday afternoon states that traffic jams are expected across the city especially south Mumbai
The education officials met on Monday to decide whether special rounds need to be held for leftover student
At least five chapters on the rise and fall of major dynasties in India have been condensed into one chapter — India before the times of Shivaji Maharaj
The state’s school education department plans to conduct more rounds in the upcoming days for these students, and will announce the dates this week
Maharashtra’s education department has rapped schools on the knuckles for disregarding the ban that was ordered in January.
After Dahi Handi, Maharashtra child rights panel wants to ban kids from using firecrackers on Diwali
In 2014, on MSCPCR’s recommendation, HC had banned minors from participating in human pyramids
Of the 2.3 lakh applicants, more than 1.37 lakh took admission in the three previous rounds, while the rest are awaiting a seat in the upcoming round