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Ramesh Pokhariyal, Smriti Irani launch Toycathon 2021.(ANI)

Ramesh Pokhariyal, Smriti Irani launch ‘Toycathon 2021’ to promote manufacturing of indigenous toys

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 08:12 PM IST
Speaking at the launch of ‘Toycathon 2021’, Pokhariyal said that 80 per cent of toys in India are imported and asserted that the country has the capability to manufacture them.
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Even as they dealt with unimaginable shock, Rafath’s family took no time to decide that they wanted to donate her organs(Photo: Rajesh Kashyap / HT)
Even as they dealt with unimaginable shock, Rafath’s family took no time to decide that they wanted to donate her organs(Photo: Rajesh Kashyap / HT)

No such thing as goodbye: A teacher’s family shares why they donated her organs after death

By Shara Ashraf Prayag
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 11:59 AM IST
Even in her death, primary school teacher Syed Rafath Parveen could save four lives. Her family volunteered to donate her organs. They wanted her to live on forever through this act of compassion, they say.
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Representational image. (HT file)

Police station in Aurangabad holds English classes for kids from slums

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Aurangabad
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 02:20 PM IST
As part of a community policing programme, Pundalik Nagar police station has started English classes for children from nearby slums, for a period of 15 days, with the help of a teacher, an official told PTI.
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Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.(PTI file)
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.(PTI file)

Former CM Siddaramaiah appeals to Karnataka govt to promote school students

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 06:32 PM IST
The senior Congress leader claimed that online classes were not helping students as they were being conducted at the whims and fancies of teachers.
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The virtual event was graced by, among many dignitaries, Amity Education Group founder president Dr. Ashok K Chauhan (top left) and Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia (above). Also seen is Avni Jain, a Class 3 student of AIS, Saket
The virtual event was graced by, among many dignitaries, Amity Education Group founder president Dr. Ashok K Chauhan (top left) and Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia (above). Also seen is Avni Jain, a Class 3 student of AIS, Saket

Delhi school events: AIS students shine in e-poster, virtual skit competitions

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:22 PM IST
A large number of students, teachers and faculty members from various institutions participated in the event with great enthusiasm.
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The students participated in the donation drive with all enthusiasm
The students participated in the donation drive with all enthusiasm

Delhi school events: Modern Public School organises donation drive

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:06 PM IST
This year, the school took up the initiative of donating joy, love and happiness through the Joybox. Joybox is nothing but a small way of bringing smile on the faces of some people.
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Representational image.(ANI)

Study reveals pupils can learn more effectively through stories than activities

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:44 PM IST
Whilst all the methods improved the pupils’ understanding of evolution, the study, published in the journal Science of Learning, found that the story-based approach combined with the abstract examples of evolution was the most effective lessons.
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Researchers concluded that storytelling, which is the oldest form of teaching, is also the most effective one for teaching primary school children about evolution.(Unsplash)
Researchers concluded that storytelling, which is the oldest form of teaching, is also the most effective one for teaching primary school children about evolution.(Unsplash)

Children learn more effectively from storytelling than demonstrative activities, study reveals

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 08:41 PM IST
A new study has revealed that children learn more effectively about evolution when they are engaged through stories that are read through a teacher, rather than them going through doing tasks to demonstrate the same concept.
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The analysis of data from nearly 4.4 million US students in grades 3-8 represents one of the first significant measures of the pandemic’s impacts on learning.(Unsplash)
The analysis of data from nearly 4.4 million US students in grades 3-8 represents one of the first significant measures of the pandemic’s impacts on learning.(Unsplash)

Study: Students falling behind in math during pandemic

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | San Francisco
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 10:55 PM IST
Overall, NWEA’s fall assessments showed elementary and middle school students have fallen measurably behind in math, while most appear to be progressing at a normal pace in reading since schools were forced to abruptly close in March and pickup online.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(REUTERS file)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(REUTERS file)

PM Modi lauds Maharashtra sixth std student who made his sketch

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 09:38 AM IST
Ajay, a student of the Bal Vidya Mandir High School in Parbhani, around 500 km from the state capital Mumbai, made a sketch of the prime minister and sent it to him, not expecting that he would receive a reply.
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Gay, bisexual and transgender secondary school students were twice as likely (42%) to report such bullying compared to non-LGBT+ pupils.(Unsplash)
Gay, bisexual and transgender secondary school students were twice as likely (42%) to report such bullying compared to non-LGBT+ pupils.(Unsplash)

Nearly half of LGBT+ pupils feel unsafe at school in England, study finds

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 08:56 AM IST
Almost half of LGBT+ pupils in England do not feel safe at school, with more than a third saying homophobic and transphobic bullying is common.
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Representational image.(Getty Images)

Puducherry govt rolls out free breakfast scheme for school students named after Karunanidhi

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Puducherry
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Karunanidhi, a former Chief Minister of neighbouring Tamil Nadu, was keenly interested in development of Puducherry and more particularly the downtrodden and marginalised sections, Narayansamy said.
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Himachal logs 6 deaths, 573 fresh virus infections

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 12:27 AM IST
Among the 187 people who tested positive in the district, 104 were school students.
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A student going through thermal screening at Doraha Public School in Ludhiana.(HT)
A student going through thermal screening at Doraha Public School in Ludhiana.(HT)

Punjab school events: Doraha Public School reopens amid precautions

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 02:13 PM IST
All students are attending offline classes with their parents’ consent. Temperature of the students and teachers is being checked with thermal guns at the entrance.
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In April, 91 per cent of the global student population was affected in 194 countries.(Unsplash)
In April, 91 per cent of the global student population was affected in 194 countries.(Unsplash)

Covid-19 is additional layer to ‘gender equality in education’ challenge: UNESCO report

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 11:35 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered an education crisis, fuelled by deep and multiple forms of inequality having gender roots and implications.
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From creating games to websites, coding can help innovators. Students with this technical skill are well prepared for the future.
From creating games to websites, coding can help innovators. Students with this technical skill are well prepared for the future.

HT Codeathon: Coding instils critical thinking skills

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 06:33 PM IST
This innovative coding drive for school students helps them learn this valuable skill from the comfort of their homes to stay safe.
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(Shutterstock)

An ode to networking

By Dhrubo Jyoti | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 04:16 PM IST
The pandemic has snatched from us the joy of physical events, full of the promise of new connections. It also threatens a skill many honed with care — that of working a room.
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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
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The panellists for the career awareness programme were former students of the Bombay Cambridge School.(HT)
The panellists for the career awareness programme were former students of the Bombay Cambridge School.(HT)

Mumbai school events: Career awareness events for school students

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 05:46 PM IST
For the local programme, five panellists were invited. The panellists were former students of the school who are now pursuing professional fields including a doctor, a chartered accountant, a digital marketer, a sportsperson and an engineer.
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Representational image.(REUTERS file)
Representational image.(REUTERS file)

Post-lockdown, schools gear up to usher in a lot of changes

By Deepika Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 06:06 PM IST
The response of the students coming back to school will vary according to their age. While this gap will be very challenging for primary school students, I believe it will be easier to overcome for older children.
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Reading is the gateway for learning, but one-third of elementary school students in the United States do not read at grade level.(Unsplash)
Reading is the gateway for learning, but one-third of elementary school students in the United States do not read at grade level.(Unsplash)

A page with too many pictures may hinder reading ability in children: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 02:33 PM IST
The findings of a new study suggest that an overly busy page with extraneous images can draw the reader’s attention away from the text, resulting in a lower understanding of content.
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Representational image.(PTI file)

Delhi govt to hold meeting on Thursday to discuss unlock guidelines on schools, colleges

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 09:26 AM IST
According to the latest guidelines, the decision for opening schools and coaching institutions in a graded manner can be taken by the states/union territories after October 15.
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Parents of just 71,958 class 9 to class 12 students out of the total 3,42,657 who are residing out of existing containment zones, have shown willingness to send their children to schools.(HT file )
Parents of just 71,958 class 9 to class 12 students out of the total 3,42,657 who are residing out of existing containment zones, have shown willingness to send their children to schools.(HT file )

Only 21% parents ready to send their kids to schools in UP’s Prayagraj

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 03:22 PM IST
The parents of the remaining 79% students do not wish to send their children to schools for the sake of guidance in the wake of the Covid-19 threat.
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Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo.(PTI file)
Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo.(PTI file)

Rs 142.32 crore spent for implementation of environment education scheme in 2017-19: Govt

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 08:07 PM IST
Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo said Rs 49.65 crore, Rs 39.49 crore and Rs 53.18 crore have been spent for implementing this scheme during financial years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20, respectively.
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No Ludhiana schools sent nominations for ‘Inspire Awards-MANAK’ this year

By Deepa Sharma Sood | Hindustan Times/Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:12 PM IST
Only 142 of 14,637 schools in Punjab have sent nominations this year
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Skip a telescope, and try whisky and music for a real glimpse of the heavenly objects staring at you from the firmament(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Skip a telescope, and try whisky and music for a real glimpse of the heavenly objects staring at you from the firmament(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: Starry starry night

By Rehana Munir | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:09 AM IST
Amateur astronomy is even more gratifying in a locked-down world
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Union Education Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ (ANI file)
Union Education Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ (ANI file)

Survey conducted by NCERT to understand online learning amid Covid-19 pandemic: Ramesh Pokhriyal

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2020 02:26 PM IST
Union Minister of Education Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank stated in a reply to an unstarred question over the NCERT survey on online learning amid COVID-19 posed by Jyotiraditya Scindia in the Rajya Sabha.
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Mumbai school students undertake crowdfunding to help Marathwada farmers set up storage facility

By Priyanka Sahoo | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2020 10:21 AM IST
The students found out about the plight of the farmers during a workshop at school with crowdfunding platform—Fuel a Dream. Each student then decided to raise Rs 30,000 to be able to help two farmers set up Subjee Coolers. However, many students have already exceeded their goals and the funds will be used to help more farmers
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)

NEP aims to remove marksheet pressure, says PM Modi

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 12:53 PM IST
Noting that marksheet has become “pressure sheet” for students and “prestige sheet” for families, the prime minister said the new policy aims to remove this pressure.
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Divit Bansal of Rukmini Devi School, Rohini, with a card he had made(HT Photo)
Divit Bansal of Rukmini Devi School, Rohini, with a card he had made(HT Photo)

Teachers Day 2020: Gratitude pours in for gurus and mentors

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 06:44 PM IST
Despite the Covid-19 restrictions, school students in Delhi-NCR celebrated Teacher’s Day with a lot of enthusiasm and expressed their heartfelt gratitude to their gurus and mentors profusely - a gesture that touched one and all
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