A year in the life of the Delhi school system

Do students in government schools have a future?
This year Hindustan Times is following six students enrolled in a Delhi government school in Sangam Vihar, from their first day in Class 12 to the last day of their board exams.
Scroll down, meet the Class of 2018, join the adventure.
The big test
Of love, smartphones and Sangam Vihar Preparing for the big test
When the board exams begin
Prep time
God and Google Maps: How Delhi's school girls navigate the city Why do government school buildings look the way they do?
Cross your fingers: The Board exams are coming
Extra classes
Back pages: Tales from the margins of Delhi's government schools In Delhi schools, visually impaired students struggle to be seen
As Board exams loom, Delhi’s working boys take a study break
Red tape
Delhi's mission impossible: hiring a school teacher A misfiring sanitary pad scheme has Delhi's schoolgirls skipping classes
Parents can improve schools — but only if they know what they're doing Delhi needs to hire more than 12,000 teachers, but that would be illegal
Model schools
Exodus of the elite: Why India's middle classes abandoned government schools Can model schools fix Delhi's schools crisis?
As exams approach, some Delhi teachers are "better than nothing" A tale of three schools: How institutions can vary within the same system
Money matters
Blurry blackboards, expensive medicines: How the clinic affects the classroom Private 'academy' for boys, sarkari school for girls
"Look at us now": Local toppers show a path out of poverty Six things we learned after six months in a Delhi government school
Work worries
The myths and realities of studying computer science Frantic school calendar makes you learn quickly, forget fast
Without career counselling, students flounder Bright screens, dim future: A peek into the computer lab
Missing teachers
An "urgent requirement": Where are the teachers? When parents are short on time and money, kids struggle in school
Why doesn't this co-ed school have any girl students? On Delhi's outskirts, schools urgently need teachers
Textbook trouble
Schools should integrate students, but maths divides them Students are fighting to stay in the education arms race
Delhi is educating its daughters, but will only let them work as teachers When summer holidays are for study, not sleep
The curve steepens
Why fewer kids from poor families become engineers Where schools struggle, students seek out English themselves
Sangam Vihar's old boys look to shed old baggage How hard is it to find a good government school in your neighbourhood?
Early lessons
Juggling dreams and livelihood: View from the back-bench Studying versus learning in a world that counts marks
School is liberating young women, society is holding them back The watchful student
School begins