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Govt teacher dies of COVID in Ludhiana; 12 colleagues, 3 students test positive

PTI | , Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:00 PM IST
Schools in the state reopened for classes 5 to 12 from January 7 after a government order.
Health kit distribution during Covid-19.(Embassy Group)
Health kit distribution during Covid-19.(Embassy Group)

Corporates join hands to welcome government school students back to their schools after a 9-month absence

UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:20 PM IST
With government schools opening in the New Year, Embassy Group has mobilized their corporate and NGO partners to work with the government and the Department of Education to prepare schools for the return of their students.
The proposals were approved by the cabinet in a meeting via video conferencing chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(HT file)
The proposals were approved by the cabinet in a meeting via video conferencing chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(HT file)

Odisha forms committee for reservation of govt school students in engineering, medical courses

Bhubaneswar | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 03:39 PM IST
This comes after the state cabinet on December 28, 2020, had proposed reservation for students who passed from government schools for admissions into various medical and engineering colleges.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Educational institutions in Bihar evoke lukewarm response on Day 1 of reopening

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Megha
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 02:05 PM IST
City-based private and government schools welcomed students of Class 9 to 12 for regular classes after facing closure for 306 days.
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Representational image.(File photo)

Uttarakhand mulls cancelling final exams of class 9 and 11 in govt schools as Covid hit studies

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 04:49 PM IST
R Meenakshi Sundaram, secretary for school education in the state said that the department is reviewing the progress of online studies in the state and a decision will be taken depending on the outcomes.
File photo: Allahabad High Court.(ANI)
File photo: Allahabad High Court.(ANI)

UP High Court expresses concern over opening of school amid pandemic

Allahabad | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 09:13 AM IST
However, falling short of ordering the closure of schools, a bench of justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar asked the state government to consistently keep an eye over all schools and ensure that all teachers and students follow anti-Covid guidelines.
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Representative

Sports infrastructure to be developed in select UP Board schools

Hindsutan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:56 PM IST
To encourage sporting abilities among students of UP Board schools, sports facilities would be provided in select schools. The initiative is part of Prayagraj Smart City project.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(ANI file photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(ANI file photo)

Bengal government to provide tabs to 9.5 lakh students to facilitate online education

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 06:59 PM IST
There are around 36,000 government and government-aided secondary schools, around 14,000 higher secondary schools and 636 madrasahs in the state.
Tamil Nadu CM Edapaddi K Palaniswami.(HT file)
Tamil Nadu CM Edapaddi K Palaniswami.(HT file)

TN CM orders creation of revolving fund to pay fees of govt school students admitted to medical colleges

Chennai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 09:10 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation, which has been directed to create this fund,has been asked to settle the tuition and hostel fees directly to the respective colleges.
Students attending a class at Government Senior Secondary School for Girls at Bohar village in Rohtak district last week.(Manoj Dhaka/HT)
Students attending a class at Government Senior Secondary School for Girls at Bohar village in Rohtak district last week.(Manoj Dhaka/HT)

Over 150 Haryana government school students test positive for Covid-19 in a fortnight

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By Sunil Rahar, Rohtak
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 01:11 AM IST
Most students are asymptomatic; affected schools in Rewari and Jhajjar districts closed for sanitisation.
Representational image.(Reuters file)
Representational image.(Reuters file)

Digital divide between ‘have’ and ‘have not’ deepens – and so does student despair

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 02:10 PM IST
The yawning gulf between the ‘have-nots’ and ‘haves’ with access to devices and stable internet connections needed for an online education, be it pre-school or post grad, became that much wider with LSR student Aishwarya Reddy ending her life at her Hyderabad home this month because her parents couldn’t afford a laptop or a smartphone.
The lessons are being conducted against the backdrop of increased usage of gadgets and exposure to social media during the COVID-19 pandemic.(HT file)
The lessons are being conducted against the backdrop of increased usage of gadgets and exposure to social media during the COVID-19 pandemic.(HT file)

Government school students in Delhi to get lessons on responsible use of social media

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 03:14 PM IST
The month-long series of online sessions, which will be conducted for 1,040 schools, is scheduled to begin from November 23.
The police are investigating if the school teacher’s husband killed her and the toddler before hanging himself.(Representational photo)
The police are investigating if the school teacher’s husband killed her and the toddler before hanging himself.(Representational photo)

3 of teacher’s family found dead in Haryana’s Tohana town

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By Sunil Rahar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 10:00 AM IST
Police said a 32-year-old science teacher and her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter were found dead in a room with cloth stuffed in the mouth, while her 35-year-old husband was found hanging from the ceiling fan in the storeroom.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.(HT file)
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.(HT file)

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh launches mission to achieve 100% school results

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 01:10 PM IST
Lauding the contribution of smart schools to raising educational standards in Punjab, Singh said of the total 19,107 schools in the state, 6,832 are smart schools, to which another 1,467 were being added on Saturday.
Minister K A Sengottaiyan(Twitter)
Minister K A Sengottaiyan(Twitter)

Students from private schools joining state-run schools a heartening trend: TN Minister

Tirunelveli | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 12:06 PM IST
The scenario of exodus from state government schools in the past has completely changed and a large number of students are flocking to state-run schools, he said.
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi.(HT file)
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi.(HT file)

Bedi refers proposal for 10% reservation in medical courses for govt school students to MHA

Puducherry | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 11:01 AM IST
A release from the Lt Governor’s office highlighting the various subjects she had cleared during the last one week, said she had referred to the Home Ministry the proposal for ten per cent quota of horizontal reservation for government school students in MBBS, BDS and Para Medical courses.
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Parents increasingly opting for private schools in Himachal’s rural areas, finds survey

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Navneet Rathore, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 12:07 AM IST
Himanta Biswa Sarma (ANI file)
Himanta Biswa Sarma (ANI file)

Assam to construct 119 schools in tea gardens by April next year: Himanta Biswa

Guwahati | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 10:27 AM IST
The construction of the schools in the tea gardens will be completed by Rongali Bihu in April but the inauguration will be held after the new government assumes charge as the Model Code of Conduct may be in force.
Noted educationist Prithwish Acharya also said the consolidation of schools was not a smart move considering that the government is aiming at 100 per cent literacy. (HT File photo)
Noted educationist Prithwish Acharya also said the consolidation of schools was not a smart move considering that the government is aiming at 100 per cent literacy. (HT File photo)

Odisha to shut over 8,000 primary schools with less than 20 students

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:12 AM IST
As per the state government notification, every student from the schools that are facing closure will be provided a one-time facilitation allowance of Rs 3,000 on their admission to the Lead School.
As compared to 2018, this interim measurement in ASER 2020 shows that at the all India level, there is a small shift towards government schools.(HT file)
As compared to 2018, this interim measurement in ASER 2020 shows that at the all India level, there is a small shift towards government schools.(HT file)

COVID effect? Students moving from private to govt schools, points ASER 2020 report

Hindustan times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 09:47 PM IST
ASER 2020, a phone-based survey, was conducted in 26 states and 4 Union Territories touching 52,227 households and 59,251 children in the age group of 5-16 years, as well as teachers or head teachers from 8,963 government schools.
Representational image.(File photo)
Representational image.(File photo)

Puducherry proposes 10% quota for government school students in medical courses

Puducherry | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 08:14 PM IST
After a cabinet meeting, he told reporters that his government has decided to introduce the quota through an order and the file relating to this had since been sent to Lt Governor Kiran Bedi for approval.
Gouhar Arzoo Chaand secured 29th rank in Kashmir Administrative Services 2020.(ANI)
Gouhar Arzoo Chaand secured 29th rank in Kashmir Administrative Services 2020.(ANI)

Rajouri boy emerges as inspiration for youth after qualifying for KAS in first attempt

Rajouri | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:58 PM IST
Hailing from the far-flung hilly area of Thanna Mandi Tehsil in Rajouri District, Gouhar bagged 29th rank in his first attempt in the highly competitive exam without any coaching assistance.
If a teacher believes that some children cannot learn, she is most likely to ignore them and focus on others. If a teacher believes girls cannot learn mathematics, she will communicate it to the students, and girl students may feel afraid to ask questions.(REUTERS)
If a teacher believes that some children cannot learn, she is most likely to ignore them and focus on others. If a teacher believes girls cannot learn mathematics, she will communicate it to the students, and girl students may feel afraid to ask questions.(REUTERS)

How to improve learning outcomes

By Vimala Ramachandran
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 07:58 PM IST
The most challenging task would be to ensure teachers believe that every child can learn, and teach children at the right level. This may sound simple, but my work with government schools and teachers has convinced me that this will not be easy to achieve.
Students attending a class at Government Girls Senior Secondary School in Bathinda on Monday, seven months since the Covid-19 lockdown.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Students attending a class at Government Girls Senior Secondary School in Bathinda on Monday, seven months since the Covid-19 lockdown.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Thin attendance as government schools reopen in Punjab’s Malwa amid Covid-19 pandemic

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Vishal Joshi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Schools follow safety guidelines as few students of Classes 9 to 12 show up on Day 1 with most parents in wait and watch mode
Students from Zindagi Foundation in Odisha.(ANI)
Students from Zindagi Foundation in Odisha.(ANI)

NEET results 2020: 19 underprivileged students from Zindagi Foundation in Odisha clear exam

Bhubaneswar | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 09:30 AM IST
NEET results 2020: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has declared the NEET 2020 results in which Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab has secured AIR 1, with 99.99 percentile.
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Chandigarh schools may reopen for Classes 9-12 students from November 2

HIndustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 01:17 AM IST
Officials said students will need parents’ consent to attend school, and attendance will not be compulsory
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Focus on students who are still out of contact with online learning, DoE tells govt schools, district officials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:34 AM IST
According to an education department official, who requested anonymity, at least 5.5% of the 15.5 lakh students in government schools are completely out of contact with their teachers and are not attached to virtual learning in any manner.
Economic pressures due to Covid-19 pandemic could be prompting parents to pull their children out of private schools.(Shutterstock)
Economic pressures due to Covid-19 pandemic could be prompting parents to pull their children out of private schools.(Shutterstock)

Covid forces exodus of students from private to government schools in Chandigarh

By Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 01:18 AM IST
Of the 9,233 students admitted to government schools between Classes 1 to 8 this year, 4,985 (54%) were from private institutes
J&K civil services examination topper Kamila Mushtaq ‘s sister offers her sweets in Srinagar on Thursday.(ANI)
J&K civil services examination topper Kamila Mushtaq ‘s sister offers her sweets in Srinagar on Thursday.(ANI)

27-year-old woman tops KAS in first attempt

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 12:51 AM IST
A resident of Srinagar, Mushtaq completed her BTech in civil engineering from the National Institute of Technology in 2017.
Members of private school bodies at a meeting in Ambala.(HT Photo)
Members of private school bodies at a meeting in Ambala.(HT Photo)

Private schools in Ambala want free Covid tests for teachers

Hindustan Times, Ambala | By HT Correspondent, Ambala
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 11:30 PM IST
The education department takes care of testing of teachers of government schools, but private institutes have to manage on their own
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