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Students in Urdu-medium schools, struggle with worksheets in Hindi, English

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 09:39 AM IST
With schools shut since March and classes shifted online, government institutions -- where a majority of the students do not have access to smart devices and the internet -- are dependent on the worksheets or study material provided by Directorate of Education (DoE) for virtual learning.
The assistant professor had gone to Gurugram but his body was found in his car near Kanheli village on the Jhajjar-Rohtak road around 6pm on Wednesday. An hour later, his wife left their house with their two daughters. The elder survived, while the younger was found dead with the mother on Thursday morning.(For representational purpose only)
The assistant professor had gone to Gurugram but his body was found in his car near Kanheli village on the Jhajjar-Rohtak road around 6pm on Wednesday. An hour later, his wife left their house with their two daughters. The elder survived, while the younger was found dead with the mother on Thursday morning.(For representational purpose only)

Hours after Rohtak assistant professor’s body found in car, wife allegedly commits suicide with daughter

Hindustan Times, Karnal | By Neeraj Mohan, Karnal
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 05:21 PM IST
Incident comes to light on Thursday morning after the elder daughter, who is 11 years old and the lone survivor, informs local residents
As many as 53 CPSEs participated and constructed 1,40,997 toilets.(HT Photo)
As many as 53 CPSEs participated and constructed 1,40,997 toilets.(HT Photo)

Half of govt school toilets built by CPSEs lack basic amenities: CAG

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Lack of running water, poor maintenance and unavailability of separate toilets for girls continue to be the bane of Indian school goers, according to the CAG report tabled in Parliament on Wednesday.
Delhi High Court.(Mint file )
Delhi High Court.(Mint file )

Delhi govt to challenge HC order on providing free gadgets and internet; will seek clarity on funding from Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 09:31 AM IST
Officials in the Delhi government’s education department confirmed to HT that they have decided to file an appeal before the Supreme Court, challenging the HC’s division bench’s September 18 order on the grounds that it has not laid down clear reimbursement guidelines for the Centre.
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)

Virtually empty classrooms in Chandigarh schools

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 06:27 PM IST
UT administrator and Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore also urged teachers to get themselves tested and asked schools to follow protocols.
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HT Image

Chandigarh schools reopen to virtually empty classes, some report zero attendance

Hindustan times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 11:03 PM IST
Safety measures in place, most students turn up to clear difficult portions in their lessons in class as UT administrator VP Singh Badnore urges teachers to get tested
Amitabh and Rashmi tied the knot in 2014.
Amitabh and Rashmi tied the knot in 2014.

Rashmi& Amitabh Shah – Making a difference through a love story

UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 03:21 PM IST
Both of them gave up their well-paying careers, probably much to the shock of friends and family, to work in for this endeavour and make the most of their education, experience and intent.
The decomposed body of school teacher Jyoti Kumari, 40, was found in her government accommodation on September 16 and (right) her husband, Mandeep Singh, 42, who is absconding with their younger son, is the prime suspect.(HT Photo)
The decomposed body of school teacher Jyoti Kumari, 40, was found in her government accommodation on September 16 and (right) her husband, Mandeep Singh, 42, who is absconding with their younger son, is the prime suspect.(HT Photo)

Chandigarh woman’s murder: Diary may hold crucial clues, nine-year-old son still untraced

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 01:42 AM IST
Her elder son, who survived murder bid, worries for missing younger brother
A government primary school in Sisoli of Kaithal district.(HT)
A government primary school in Sisoli of Kaithal district.(HT)

Six teachers from this Haryana village even pay from their pockets to uplift govt primary school

Hindustan Times, Sisoli (Kaithal) | By Neeraj Mohan
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 07:47 PM IST
All six teachers and the village sarpanch had joined hands to prove that a government school could also provide all the facilities being provided by the private schools.
Audimulapu Suresh, State Education Minister.(ANI file)
Audimulapu Suresh, State Education Minister.(ANI file)

Andhra Pradesh: 45,000 smart TVs to be installed in govt schools

Amaravati | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 08:28 AM IST
“Officials are working day and night to meet the CM’s deadline of completing work on the Nadu-Nedu initiative by the beginning of the academic year in June,” said Suresh.
Wild growth outside the Government Smart Middle School at Kasauli village in Majri block of Mohali district.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Wild growth outside the Government Smart Middle School at Kasauli village in Majri block of Mohali district.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

Wild growth, stagnating water: Mohali smart schools in bad shape

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 10:21 PM IST
Some institutes trying to get villages to help clear overgrowth, district education officer says labour not available during Covid, but cleaning work will be carried out soon
The committee was yet to recommend a colour but the new uniform will become applicable from next academic session (2021-22).(Himanshu Vyas/ HT photo)
The committee was yet to recommend a colour but the new uniform will become applicable from next academic session (2021-22).(Himanshu Vyas/ HT photo)

Uniform in Rajasthan government schools to change again

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 02:16 PM IST
Rajasthan is set to change its government school uniforms just three years after then BJP government introduced one that was identical to the RSS uniform introduced in 2016.
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HT Image

Now, meritorious Kangra girls to be offered free coaching for competitive exams

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 01:11 AM IST
The girls will be provided coaching through online classes, as many as 26 girls
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Class 9 students in MP asked to write English alphabet, paste pictures of objects in copy

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 08:58 AM IST
This is not a homework meant for children of nursery schools in any city but class 9 students of government schools of Madhya Pradesh.
Supreme Court.(HT file)
Supreme Court.(HT file)

Andhra government moves SC against HC order on scrapping English medium in schools

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 01:22 PM IST
A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Dr DY Chandrachud issued notice to the respondent and one individual named Srinivas Guntapalli seeking his response in the matter.
Senior counsel KV Viswanathan, representing the AP government, told the court that it is a progressive and forward-looking measure and will not “sacrifice Telugu” since parents are provided with the option to choose the Telugu medium of instruction for their wards.(HT Photo)
Senior counsel KV Viswanathan, representing the AP government, told the court that it is a progressive and forward-looking measure and will not “sacrifice Telugu” since parents are provided with the option to choose the Telugu medium of instruction for their wards.(HT Photo)

Andhra Pradesh defends decision to change medium of instruction in government schools to English

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 01:14 PM IST
The Andhra Pradesh High Court had, in April, struck down a government order converting the medium of instruction in government schools from Telugu to English from this academic year
The teachers have carried on with amazing skills of multi-tasking, they have really slogged to balance their motherly or fatherly and housekeeping duties along with their teaching burdens.(Shutterstock)
The teachers have carried on with amazing skills of multi-tasking, they have really slogged to balance their motherly or fatherly and housekeeping duties along with their teaching burdens.(Shutterstock)

Random Forays: Teachers are the unsung heroes of the crisis

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Atray
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 02:26 AM IST
With the pandemic, teachers have had to adapt from the comfortable norm of being in command in a classroom full of students, to being pale shadows of themselves as small blips on a tiny screen
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia (Amal KS / HT Photo )
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia (Amal KS / HT Photo )

Sisodia interacts with members of school management committees

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 09:22 AM IST
During the interaction, describing the committees as the cabinets of the schools, he advised the SMC members to take decisions on their own and raise resources.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh launched the ‘Punjab Smart Connect Scheme’ through video conferencing.(HT file)
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh launched the ‘Punjab Smart Connect Scheme’ through video conferencing.(HT file)

Punjab govt distributes free smartphones to class 12 students

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 06:28 PM IST
Giving free smartphones to the youth of the state was one of the key poll promises of the Congress during the 2017 assembly elections.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

New education policy brings hope for yoga, sports degree holders

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 05:46 PM IST
These youths with degrees of Bachelors in Physical Education (BPEd) to Diploma in Physical Education (DPEd) and Certificate in Physical Education (CPEd), are hoping the change would create more jobs for them.  
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HT Image

8 booked for clash over loud music played by DJ in Jagatpura

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 11:47 PM IST
Nine persons were injured in a brawl between two groups over a DJ playing music near a government school at Jagatpura village here
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Punjab Cabinet approves smartphone distribution to all Class 12 govt school students by November

Chandigarh | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2020 01:56 PM IST
The distribution of the first batch of 50,000 smartphones, which have already been received by the state government, to boys and girls will begin shortly.
The education department’s prospectus says the provisional merit list will be out on August, while the list of allotment of schools and streams after taking objections of students will be out on August 13.(HT Photo/For representation only)
The education department’s prospectus says the provisional merit list will be out on August, while the list of allotment of schools and streams after taking objections of students will be out on August 13.(HT Photo/For representation only)

14,723 applications for 12,815 Class 11 seats in Chandigarh’s govt schools

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Of the 12,815 seats available in 40 government schools , 6,420 are for humanities, 3,080 for sciences (both medical and non-medical), 1,755 for vocational courses and 1,560 for commerce
Representative. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Representative. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Centre’s skill-based education programme gets ‘good response’ in Goa

Panaji | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2020 11:19 AM IST
A total of 2,068 students were enrolled for the NSQF in the 2014-15 academic year when the scheme was introduced.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Amid financial crises, admission withdrawals in many low-cost private schools, fewer enrolments in entry-level classes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 05:52 PM IST
A majority of these private schools are low-cost ones charging monthly tuition fees between 600 and 1,300 per student and catering to the children of lower-middle-class families.
Representative image(Bloomberg)
Representative image(Bloomberg)

Guest teachers claim being made to sign Covid undertaking, govt says no such order issued

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 10:58 AM IST
Several guest teachers employed on contractual basis in government schools alleged that they have been asked to sign an undertaking by the principals declaring that they would not claim compensation or monetary help in case they are infected with Covid-19 while on duty
At a time when the modern world is facing an unprecedented crisis, youngsters should be given every possible chance to sail through this period with minimum stress and maximum growth(HT Photo)
At a time when the modern world is facing an unprecedented crisis, youngsters should be given every possible chance to sail through this period with minimum stress and maximum growth(HT Photo)

Readers’ take: Lessons from Covid, chart a new course for students with care

UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 12:03 AM IST
As there is nothing certain about the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the Union HRD ministry and UT education department should start planning for long-term closure of schools, prune the syllabus to retain all that is essential and critical to learning and tweak online pedagogy to promote active learner engagement and development, suggest readers
A vibrant private school sector will deliver better outcomes, at a lower cost(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A vibrant private school sector will deliver better outcomes, at a lower cost(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Busting myths and the double-speak on education | Opinion

By Gurcharan Das
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 07:34 PM IST
If India wants to deliver quality education to its children, it needs an honest conversation on private schools
Between the two extremes of the elite private and government schools lie many low-cost private and public schools which suffer from varying level of deficiencies in education technology and pedagogy(AFP)
Between the two extremes of the elite private and government schools lie many low-cost private and public schools which suffer from varying level of deficiencies in education technology and pedagogy(AFP)

Covid-19: How tech can ensure equity in education

By Alok Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2020 08:40 PM IST
Blended online learning can remove barriers, and take education to girls, marginalised groups and remote areas
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