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Focus on migrants’ kids, call hostel residents in batches, says NCERT on reopening schools

The NCERT in its draft guidelines extensively emphasised on social distancing — from classrooms, toilets, bus depots to midday meal distribution areas.
A classroom in India (representational image)

New twist in Rs 1 crore UP teacher scam, ‘real culprit’ Anamika Shukla says she’s jobless

The alleged scam came to light last week, three months after the state began a probe into media reports about one teacher drawing salaries from multiple govt schools. 
A government school remain shut in Hardoi during the nationwide lockdown | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘Our kids will be left behind’ — parents in UP’s Hardoi say no smartphone means no e-classes

Government schools are still shut due to lockdown, which has resulted in children studying on their own, if at all, with no tech aids connecting them to teachers.
Representational image of school children wearing masks | Photo: ANI via Reuters

No gadgets, no studies: What online classes mean for 16 lakh poor students in Delhi schools

Many students don’t have smartphones or laptops to attend online classes or get work on WhatsApp. In some cases, even schools haven’t figured things out.
A school under the Saksham Haryana programme | Source: Samagra

How Haryana made government school education a political priority

Haryana has 11,000 government schools and over 15 lakh students. But does access guarantee quality? Saksham Haryana was planned to ensure it.
Students at Kerala’s St Joseph’s Upper Primary School | By special arrangement

After Kerala, Karnataka & Telangana schools start ringing bell to push kids to drink water

Karnataka’s Primary Education Minister Suresh Kumar has said the water bell will ring at 10.35 am, at noon and then at 2 pm — each break lasting 10 minutes.
YSR Congress President Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy

With practical lessons & Rs 12,000 crore, Jagan plans big govt school shift to English medium

Andhra Pradesh will be the first state in India to make English-medium lessons mandatory in schools, according to the state govt.

Food, business, schools: Kashmiris have devised coping mechanisms for everything

Since the abrogation of Article 370, Kashmiris have been borrowing from lessons learnt in 2010 and 2014, and perfected during 2016 unrest.
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Sharp rise in number of students opting for private schools, even in poor states

HRD data says student enrolment figures in govt schools show a dip – from 19.9 crore in 2011-12 to 18.9 crore in 2016-17.
A teacher in a Delhi school | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint.in

Why Delhi’s government school teachers feel they are not doing the job they were hired for

A survey in Delhi’s schools shows teachers feel helpless, guilty and like clerks. They are overworked and spend less time teaching.

On Camera

File photo | Natasha Narwal with her father Mahavir Narwal | By special arrangement

Tale of 2 Indian fathers — one who stands by his daughter in jail, another who disowned his

Natasha Narwal was arrested for ‘conspiring’ Delhi violence and Amulya Leona for saying ‘Hindustan Zindabad, Pakistan Zindabad’. But how their dads reacted tells a lot about India today.
Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

All about Odisha’s new credit scheme for 7 lakh landless farmers, a ‘first’ in India

Under the ‘Balaram’ scheme, the Odisha government will provide credit worth Rs 1,040 crore to 7 lakh landless farmers in the next two years.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.