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Varsha Gaikwad, the state’s minister for school education made the announcement after several parents complained about private schools not adhering to the government’s circular about the exemption in payment of fees till the lockdown ends.(HT file photo. Representative image)

Maharashtra: Private schools unable to pay teachers as parents yet to pay fees

By Ankita Bhatkhande | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2020 02:23 PM IST
On Friday,Varsha Gaikwad, the state’s minister for school education announced that those parents who wish to lodge a complaint about schools forcing them to pay, despite the government circular, can write to the district education officer.
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Representational image.(Unsplash)

Australia looks for unified schools policy in coronavirus shutdown

By Reuters | Sydney
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2020 08:45 AM IST
The highly divisive schools issue is expected to be at the top of the agenda when the national cabinet, made up of state and federal leaders, formed to tackle the crisis meets later in the day, local media said.
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Representational image.(HT file)

Schools, colleges, universities to remain closed in J-K

By Asian News International | Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2020 11:21 AM IST
“Schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions will continue to be closed,” Kansal said in a tweet.
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However, with the rapid spread of Covid-19 cases and the subsequent shutting of all schools, most students and parents are now adjusting to a new alternative — online learning.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo)
However, with the rapid spread of Covid-19 cases and the subsequent shutting of all schools, most students and parents are now adjusting to a new alternative — online learning.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo)

Lives locked down, but learning spreads it wings online

By Kainat Sarfaraz and Fareeha Iftikhar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 06:04 AM IST
For school-going children across the capital, a new academic session is generally marked with new books, bags, uniforms, and the excitement of starting another year with friends.
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“If any school is found compelling the guardians for fees during the lockdown period, they will either have to face one-year imprisonment or pay monetary fine or both...,” district magistrate Suhas LY said.(HT file photo)
“If any school is found compelling the guardians for fees during the lockdown period, they will either have to face one-year imprisonment or pay monetary fine or both...,” district magistrate Suhas LY said.(HT file photo)

Gautam Budh Nagar asks schools not to ask for fees during lockdown

By Sanjeev K Jha | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 05:23 PM IST
Yatendra Kasana, the president of Noida parents’ association, welcomed the directive to schools. “We have raised this demand with the district administration that at the time of the crisis, parents must be given some exemption from paying the fees for the first quarter of the present academic session.
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Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'(PTI)
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'(PTI)

Decision on reopening schools, colleges to be taken on April 14: HRD minister

By Nandini | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 04:56 PM IST
The HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Sunday said that the government will decide whether to reopen schools, colleges on April 14 after reviewing the coronavirus situation.
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Representational image.(REUTERS)

Should Schools Close to Fight coronavirus? These Places Say No

By Bloomberg | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 03:19 PM IST
That policy decision is becoming harder to justify by the day. Singapore recently reported a pair of coronavirus clusters linked to government-sponsored preschools.
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In order to help the government in its fight against Covid-19, Unicef is also supporting risk reduction communication targeting school-aged children, teachers, and school management committee members through various platforms.(Deepak Sansta / HT file photo. Image for representational purpose)
In order to help the government in its fight against Covid-19, Unicef is also supporting risk reduction communication targeting school-aged children, teachers, and school management committee members through various platforms.(Deepak Sansta / HT file photo. Image for representational purpose)

Schools shut, Unicef working with Indian govt for alternative ways of learning

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2020 11:24 AM IST
India has put in place a complete lockdown for three weeks, hoping to be able to break the chain of transmission. The disease has already infected 724 people in the country and killed 17, according to Union health ministry data.
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School students seen wearing protective masks as a precautionary measure against coronavirus, New Delhi, March 5, 2020. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
School students seen wearing protective masks as a precautionary measure against coronavirus, New Delhi, March 5, 2020. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Coronavirus outbreak: Schools struggling to devise ways to promote students to next class

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Some of these schools have decided not to conduct the examination and instead promote students on the basis of the average of marks secured in exams conducted through the year.
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Schools shut in Chandigarh, Mohali

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2020 12:52 AM IST
No decision on colleges in Chandigarh, though Mohali and P’kula close them even as there has been no positive case in tricity
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Students wearing protective masks as a precautionary measure against coronavirus.(HT PHOTO.)
Students wearing protective masks as a precautionary measure against coronavirus.(HT PHOTO.)

Schools, colleges shut down amid spread of coronavirus

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 11:23 PM IST
Hours after the Delhi government decided to shut schools, colleges and theatres till March 31, the Uttarakhand government too ordered to shut down all schools barring those hosting Board examinations till March 31.
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Ireland has 43 confirmed cases of the disease and on Wednesday announced the country’s first death.(REUTERS)
Ireland has 43 confirmed cases of the disease and on Wednesday announced the country’s first death.(REUTERS)

Ireland orders shutdowns to curb coronavirus

By Agence France-Presse | Dublin
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Indoor events of more than 100 people and those outdoor involving over 500 “should be cancelled”, said, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar .
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Representational image.(HT file)

Coronavirus outbreak: Bengaluru kindergarten schools shut

By Indo Asian News Service | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 11:24 AM IST
Further to the advice received from the Health Commissioner, holidays have been declared for KG/UKG classes in Bengaluru north, south and rural districts.
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Representative(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Representative(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Maharashtra Education dept to hear complaints of school teachers, parents on 1st Monday every month

By Ankita Bhatkhande | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2020 03:54 PM IST
All the committees would meet on the first Monday of every month to address the issues that have been raised at their respective level. “Through these committees some key issues like unavailability of uniforms, violation of the RTE act etc can be raised and effectively addressed.
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Parents in queue for submission form of Nursery class Admission(HT File)
Parents in queue for submission form of Nursery class Admission(HT File)

Delhi Nursery Admission 2020 - 21: Schools start releasing first list

By Fareeha Iftikhar and Nandini | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 01:59 PM IST
Delhi Nursery Admission 2020: Schools of Delhi has started releasing the first list of nursery admission 2020-21 today, on January 24. The list can be checked on the official websites of schools.
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A temperature of minus four degrees Celsius was recently recorded in Rajasthan’s Sikar.(HT file)
A temperature of minus four degrees Celsius was recently recorded in Rajasthan’s Sikar.(HT file)

Rajasthan: Schools closed for Class 1 to 8 students from Jan 1 to 4 in Churu district due to cold wave

By Asian News International | Churu (Rajasthan)
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2019 02:38 PM IST
The Churu District Administration on Monday announced the vacation for the students in view of the “cold wave and extreme winters” in the district.
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Government schools in Noida will remain closed on December 31 and January 1.(HT file)
Government schools in Noida will remain closed on December 31 and January 1.(HT file)

Schools in Noida to stay shut for two days amid severe cold

By Press Trust of India | Noida
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2019 03:27 PM IST
Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate B N Singh issued a communique to this effect and directed officials to strictly enforcement the order.
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Entry-level intake: Chandigarh schools admitting kids as young as 18 months old

By Srishti Jaswal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 09:05 AM IST
Vivek High School, Sector 38, is taking in students of the age 1.5 years in its entry-level class, while Kailash Bahl DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7-B and St Peter’s School, Sector 37-B, are admitting children as old as 2.5 years
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(ANI/Twitter)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Schools shut as Delhi’s air continues to be ‘severe’ and all the latest news at this hour

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 08:59 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 AM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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The award ceremony envisioned in memory of late Bandana Sen, saw participation of over 100 schools.(HT Photo)
The award ceremony envisioned in memory of late Bandana Sen, saw participation of over 100 schools.(HT Photo)

Schools awarded for their work on libraries

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2019 01:49 PM IST
The award ceremony organised by ‘OneUp Library, Bookstudio and Learning Lab’ was envisioned in memory of late Bandana Sen, a pioneer in the field of children’s libraries.
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Security has been beefed up across the country keeping in view of any untoward incident after the Supreme Court delivers its historic judgement in the politically-sensitive Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case(HT Photo)
Security has been beefed up across the country keeping in view of any untoward incident after the Supreme Court delivers its historic judgement in the politically-sensitive Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case(HT Photo)

Ayodhya verdict: Schools, colleges shut in UP, MP, K’taka, J-K, Delhi; Sec 144 imposed

By Asian News International | Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 01:29 AM IST
As a precautionary measure, the government has closed all schools, colleges, educational institutions from Saturday to Monday in Uttar Pradesh.
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HT Top Mumbai Schools 2019: 10 best Indian Boards schools in the city

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 04:46 PM IST
HT brings you top 10 schools (Indian boards) from across the city — the north, east, west, south zones and Navi Mumbai
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Schools and junior colleges shut as Mumbai gears up for heavy rainfall. (Representational image)(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Schools and junior colleges shut as Mumbai gears up for heavy rainfall. (Representational image)(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Schools and junior colleges shut as Mumbai gears up for heavy rainfall, IMD issues red alert

By Asian News International | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2019 06:10 PM IST
The weather office on Thursday also issued a red alert indicating heavy downpour in the city and its neighbour Raigad.
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School children seen on their way to school on a cold winter morning, in Gurugram, India(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
School children seen on their way to school on a cold winter morning, in Gurugram, India(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Gurugram asked to shut from Jan 1-15 for winter holidays

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2018 11:37 AM IST
District elementary education officer Premlata Yadav said that the schedule had been sent to all the block education officers and block elementary education officers who were responsible for passing forward the message to all schools.
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The Valley is experiencing chilly nights and foggy mornings. Srinagar recorded minus 3 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night.(PTI)
The Valley is experiencing chilly nights and foggy mornings. Srinagar recorded minus 3 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night.(PTI)

Schools close as Kashmir braces for snowfall, rains over weekend

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times, Srinagar, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2018 07:50 PM IST
The Valley is experiencing chilly nights and foggy mornings. Srinagar recorded minus 3 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night.
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Union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has announced that he will give ₹100,000 to those who can find a panchayat in his Rajasthan constituency where he had done no work.(PTI)
Union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has announced that he will give ₹100,000 to those who can find a panchayat in his Rajasthan constituency where he had done no work.(PTI)

In state polls, BJP deploys twin ammo: Development and government schemes

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Jaipur
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 12:32 PM IST
BJP is eyeing beneficiaries of schemes launched by Centre, its governments in states to buck anti-incumbency at a time of deepening caste fissures and voter discontent.
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A committee of parliamentarians had previously flagged the rise in dropout rates among Scheduled Caste children from 18.66% in 2013-14 to 19.36% in 2014-15.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)
A committee of parliamentarians had previously flagged the rise in dropout rates among Scheduled Caste children from 18.66% in 2013-14 to 19.36% in 2014-15.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)

Government plans to boost density of schools in SC/ST, Muslim localities

By Neelam Pandey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 12:46 PM IST
The recommendation is part of the government’s integrated education policy called the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, which has also identified a need to open more schools in Muslim neighbourhoods across the country.
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The minister said that the MLAs will be mentors of the schools in their respective constituencies.(Getty Images)
The minister said that the MLAs will be mentors of the schools in their respective constituencies.(Getty Images)

Himachal Pradesh to get 68 model schools, 10 to start in 2018

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 12:44 PM IST
To improve the quality of education in the state’s government schools, Adarsh Vidyalayas will be built in Himachal Pradesh’s 68 assembly constituencies, Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said on June 4.
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(Pratham Gokhale/HT)
(Pratham Gokhale/HT)

Vehicles must have a minimum of 12 seats to ferry schoolchildren in Maharasthra

By Kailash Korde | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2018 11:30 AM IST
Earlier, vehicles regardless of their seating capacity were registered as ‘school buses’.
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