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School reopening: How parents should mentally prepare children

  • As kids return to the classrooms, it is important to counsel them beforehand about the changed norms as they may not be able to share tiffin and play freely with their classmates as before.
As kids return to the classrooms, it is important to counsel them beforehand about the changed norms(Pexels)
As kids return to the classrooms, it is important to counsel them beforehand about the changed norms(Pexels)
Published on Nov 20, 2021 07:31 PM IST
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Himachal govt made online classrooms accessible through ‘Har Ghar Pathshala’: Jairam Thakur

“The student must take the examination as a process of evaluating himself and not as a burden”, stated Jairam Thakur while interacting with the students through video conferencing.
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jairam Thakur(File photo)
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jairam Thakur(File photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 08:13 PM IST
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Shimla | ByAsian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Teachers in Jharkhand’s Dumka turn village into classroom

They created blackboards on the walls of students’ houses to teach them while maintaining social distancing in the view of coronavirus.
Visual from Dumka’s Dumarthar village.(ANI)
Visual from Dumka’s Dumarthar village.(ANI)
Published on Sep 29, 2020 08:48 AM IST
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Dumka | ByAsian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Virtually empty classrooms in Chandigarh schools

UT administrator and Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore also urged teachers to get themselves tested and asked schools to follow protocols.
Masks, social distancing, sanitisers and videography — all precautions in place as students return to a government school in Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Monday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Masks, social distancing, sanitisers and videography — all precautions in place as students return to a government school in Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Monday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 06:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRajanbir Singh

Online classrooms help plug learning gaps

Be it a question of organising webinars, celebrating a festival or conducting numerous learning activities, schools in Delhi-NCR are bridging the gaps between physical and online classrooms via virtual platforms and apps.
Jagran Public School, Noida, organised a webinar for the benefit of students, parents and teachers(HT Photo)
Jagran Public School, Noida, organised a webinar for the benefit of students, parents and teachers(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 06:31 PM IST
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West Bengal govt shelves plan for virtual classrooms

West Bengal Education Minister told reporters in videoconferencing that while the state had fixed the 4-5 pm time slot on certain subjects for class 9 to 12 students in state-run/aided schools, that timing was not mutually acceptable to both teachers and guardians.
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)
Published on Apr 04, 2020 04:32 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

JD Women’s College in Patna bans burqa inside classroom

JD Women’s College of Patna has issued a notice directing the students to follow the prescribed college uniform and prohibiting burqa inside the classroom. The notice was issued by the proctor of the college.
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Representative(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 25, 2020 12:57 PM IST
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AAP government constructed 20 thousand new classrooms in 5 years, says Arvind Kejriwal

“We have opened 20,000 new classrooms which are equivalent to opening 500 new schools,” Arvind Kejriwal said. Read on to know more.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.(HT file)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.(HT file)
Published on Jan 09, 2020 03:55 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Sad tale of unsafe classrooms

While the state education department and district education officials are busy in converting government schools across the state into smart ones by providing necessary facilities, there are certain schools in the district where students are still waiting for basic amenities such as safe classrooms to sit in.
An unsafe classroom in Government Primary School, Uchi Mangali, Ludhiana; and (below) students of a primary class sitting on mats in the cold weather in the school.(Gurpreet Singh/H)
An unsafe classroom in Government Primary School, Uchi Mangali, Ludhiana; and (below) students of a primary class sitting on mats in the cold weather in the school.(Gurpreet Singh/H)
Published on Dec 17, 2019 11:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

DEOs to identify extra classrooms at schools to run joint campuses

The Punjab education department has directed education officers of all districts to identify extra classrooms at primary, middle, high and secondary schools. After collecting this data, the DEOs need to make arrangements for schools to share these extra classrooms with those facing shortage of classrooms, to run joint campuses.
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Published on Dec 13, 2019 10:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Patiala

Classroom on wheels for students in Arunachal Pradesh’s district

Space crunch in schools is one of the major reasons leading to dropouts as juniors are often made to sit with seniors in one class, with subject teachers imparting lessons to them simultaneously, a district official said.
The bus has been painted and decked up in a way that it looks like a classroom on wheels.(twitter/@DcLohit)
The bus has been painted and decked up in a way that it looks like a classroom on wheels.(twitter/@DcLohit)
Published on Oct 21, 2019 10:54 AM IST
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Itanagar | ByPress Trust of India

7 ways to create a student centered classroom

The traditional classroom where students sit quietly and attentively in their seats, while the teacher pours vast amounts of wisdom and knowledge into their sponge like brains is over (assuming it ever existed.) This is especially true for middle school and high school classes where “teaching” can be a constant battle.
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Published on Sep 04, 2019 04:59 PM IST
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BySiddarth Rajgarhia

Can a child actually multiply or add and subtract outside a classroom? Mumbai civic body wants to find out

The project will gauge if students actually understand and remember what they are being taught, and can use it outside a classroom or exam-paper setup.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to improve ‘learning outcome’ for students of municipal schools.(HT file)
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to improve ‘learning outcome’ for students of municipal schools.(HT file)
Published on Aug 01, 2019 03:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByEeshanpriya MS

Gurugram schools warm to laptops, tablets in classrooms

Seeking to seamlessly integrate technology with pedagogy, many private schools in the city are warming up to the idea of one-to-one computing initiatives, under which laptops or tablets with internet access are provided to students for use at school.
Heritage Xperiential Learning School in Sector 62 is following the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ model.(Sourced)
Heritage Xperiential Learning School in Sector 62 is following the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ model.(Sourced)
Published on Jul 29, 2019 08:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Lack of classrooms force students to study in ‘open air schools’

The teachers postpone teaching during rain to avoid health risk to students.
Students in basic education department schools here are forced to study in the open, even during the rainy season, due to lack of classrooms in rented buildings or because there is no building at all.(HT Photo)
Students in basic education department schools here are forced to study in the open, even during the rainy season, due to lack of classrooms in rented buildings or because there is no building at all.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 12:26 PM IST
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Lucknow | ByYogesh Dubey

Government sets ball rolling for CCTVs in classrooms

Senior government officials said the project is supposed to cover all government schools in Delhi. Around 1,50,000 cameras are to be installed in all schools taken together. The project is scheduled to be completed by November.
CM Kejriwal inaugurates the project at a govt school.(HT Photo)
CM Kejriwal inaugurates the project at a govt school.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 02:47 PM IST
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Student rivalry plays out in UP classroom, 10 injured in 10-minute fracas

On getting information, a police team from Meerapur police station arrived on the campus and sent the injured to a community health centre at Jansath.
According to sources, 15-20 unknown youths arrived at the institute in a jeep and forcibly entered the classroom that had about 40 students.(HT Photo)
According to sources, 15-20 unknown youths arrived at the institute in a jeep and forcibly entered the classroom that had about 40 students.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2019 10:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, MUZAFFARNAGAR | ByVasistha Bhardwaj

A classroom for budding politicians

The IIDL’s curriculum includes ‘basic political concepts, media management, constituency management, public speaking and nationalism,’ among others.
A class in progress at MIT School of Government. The private institute offers a two-year programme — MA in political leadership and government.
A class in progress at MIT School of Government. The private institute offers a two-year programme — MA in political leadership and government.
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 09:35 AM IST
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A classroom for budding politicians

Many private institutes across India have started offering degrees and diplomas in politics for aspiring politicians - and there are many takers.
A class in progress at MIT School of Government. The private institute offers a two year programme-MA in Political leadership and Government.
A class in progress at MIT School of Government. The private institute offers a two year programme-MA in Political leadership and Government.
Published on Mar 30, 2019 10:27 PM IST
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When a police station turns into a classroom

Last week, Delhi Police and Sarvahitey, an NGO, came together to provide underprivileged children a safe space for their learning and education.
Colourful slippers of all sizes were lined outside room no. 22 of Mandir Marg police station where children from nearby informal settlements had gathered to learn English, Mathematics, and more.(Handout)
Colourful slippers of all sizes were lined outside room no. 22 of Mandir Marg police station where children from nearby informal settlements had gathered to learn English, Mathematics, and more.(Handout)
Published on Mar 01, 2019 10:01 AM IST
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Govt girl’s college in Gurugram grapples with lack of classrooms, PG courses

Students of Government Girls College in Gurugram’s Sector 14 are forced to study in the open due to a severe shortage of classrooms. On any given day, students can be seen sitting on the ground or footpaths as they take lessons amid outdoor noise.
Students said the college has been facing shortage of classrooms for several years.(HT Photo)
Students said the college has been facing shortage of classrooms for several years.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 01, 2019 04:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | BySadia Akhtar

Hima Das sprints from track to classroom in board exam season

The sprinter from Assam’s Kandhulimari village in Nagaon district became a star overnight and kept improving her timing through the last year, culminating in a national record time of 50.79 seconds while winning silver in the Asian Games.
Hima Das of India celebrates winning gold in the final of the women's 400m on day three of The IAAF World U20 Championships on July 12, 2018 in Tampere, Finland(Getty Images for IAAF)
Hima Das of India celebrates winning gold in the final of the women's 400m on day three of The IAAF World U20 Championships on July 12, 2018 in Tampere, Finland(Getty Images for IAAF)
Updated on Feb 14, 2019 07:19 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI

Classrooms used for storing food, admin purposes

The school, which was constructed in 1995, has 306 children studying in classes 1 to 5. It has 10 sections, but only five classrooms to accommodate the strength
Two of the five classrooms in the Government Primary School in Surat Nagar, Sector 104, also function as a kitchen, administrative room and storeroom(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Two of the five classrooms in the Government Primary School in Surat Nagar, Sector 104, also function as a kitchen, administrative room and storeroom(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 30, 2018 03:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | BySadia Akhtar

Raped and murdered in classroom 8 years ago, Kanpur girl’s kin get justice at last

After raping the girl, the accused fled the spot leaving the Class 6 girl of Bhartiya Gyan Sthali School. Hours later, he had come back with two other persons only to throw her body in front of her house.
After raping the girl, the accused fled the spot leaving the Class 6 girl of Bhartiya Gyan Sthali School. Hours later, he had come back with two other persons only to throw her body in front of her house.(AFP)
After raping the girl, the accused fled the spot leaving the Class 6 girl of Bhartiya Gyan Sthali School. Hours later, he had come back with two other persons only to throw her body in front of her house.(AFP)
Published on Dec 05, 2018 11:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By, Kanpur

600 classrooms in Navi Mumbai civic schools to go digital soon

Under the project, every classroom will get a screen-touch smart board along with a projector. The teachers in the classrooms will use e-contents to interpret the curricula.
The project will be formally started on October 2.(HT FILE)
The project will be formally started on October 2.(HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 23, 2018 12:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Navi Mumbai

Mumbai’s municipal corporation to use social media, modern classrooms to woo more students to its schools

Among other efforts, the municipal corporation has, in the last one year, spent 96 crore to repair its crumbling infrastructure
Between 2008 and 2017 the enrolment in its schools fell by over 50% as per statistics shared by Praja Foundation.(HT Photo)
Between 2008 and 2017 the enrolment in its schools fell by over 50% as per statistics shared by Praja Foundation.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 08, 2018 12:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnkita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

4 criminals enter classroom to kidnap girl in Bihar, three beaten to death

Police said that they were allegedly beaten up by the school students, teachers and villagers when they had forcibly entered a newly-constructed primary school at Chhaurahi, to abduct a girl student.
Begusarai SP Aditya Kumar told HT that a police team reached the spot and rescued the abductors from the clutches of irate mob.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Begusarai SP Aditya Kumar told HT that a police team reached the spot and rescued the abductors from the clutches of irate mob.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 10:10 AM IST
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Overheard in the classroom: Feedback on courses, syllabi

Institutes are making students a part of the decision-making process, including research modules and certificate programmes based on their suggestions.
(HT Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)
(HT Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 06:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLavina Mulchandani & Prakruti Maniar

14 Mumbai schools get digital classrooms; another 46 to go

A classroom in each of the schools has been painted and with visual elements, including solar system, pictures and quotes by famous leaders
MLA Naseem Khan at one of the schools that got a digital classroom(HT photo)
MLA Naseem Khan at one of the schools that got a digital classroom(HT photo)
Published on Apr 05, 2018 12:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByYesha Kotak, Mumbai
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