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The Education department has sent a directive to the heads of all schools to prepare a routine accordingly.(HT File Photo)

Odisha to double class time in English, maths and science

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 05:17 PM IST
Odisha school and mass education minister Samir Das said reviews of exam results over the past years have shown that most students who had failed or scored poorly, had done so in these three subjects.
The court held that the weight of school bags was not as much as it used to be.(Hindustan Times)
The court held that the weight of school bags was not as much as it used to be.(Hindustan Times)

Bombay high court dismisses PIL seeking orders to make school bags lighter

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2019 12:42 AM IST
If the petitioner believed bags are still heavy, then students probably do not carry books as per the timetable but take all books which result in excess weight, the HC bench said.
Odisha school and mass education department manages over 60000 schools in the State and is responsible for the education of about 65 lakh students.(Hindustan Times Media)
Odisha school and mass education department manages over 60000 schools in the State and is responsible for the education of about 65 lakh students.(Hindustan Times Media)

To improve learning outcomes in schools, Odisha plans to grade them

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 09:25 PM IST
The State’s department of school and mass education has sent a concept note to its district and block education officers detailing the procedure of benchmarking of primary (Classes 2-8) schools into Gold, Silver and Bronze categories under a programme called Garima or school certification programme.
Photo used for representation(HT File)
Photo used for representation(HT File)

60% of Maharashtra primary schools have LED TVs, tablets: Data

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 07:14 PM IST
Digitised schools are described as those equipped with digital learning equipment like LED TVs, tablets, projectors and computers. In order to be known as a digital school, schools not only need to have this equipment but also demonstrate their usage in classroom learning.
Students should be taught to not engage or argue with cyberbullies as it might encourage even worse behaviour, according to NCERT guidelines.(Shutterstock)
Students should be taught to not engage or argue with cyberbullies as it might encourage even worse behaviour, according to NCERT guidelines.(Shutterstock)

NCERT issues guidelines to schools, parents on cyber security, safety

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 03:39 PM IST
The Council has asked schools to introduce courses and activities for students and teachers on major aspects of cyber security and safety.
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