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Representational image. | A school in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

Bring kids back to schools or decades of progress will be reversed, warns medical colleges body

In a 30-page document, the IAPSM outlines the risks involved in keeping schools closed and highlights the protocols that can be adopted to reopen such institutions.
In Sobhadra students and their parents wait to receive MDM ration | Jyoti Yadav |ThePrint

In Covid year, UP dispatched 3 midday meal rations, but some students are still waiting

After two Covid waves, the long wait for dry ration and absence of cooked meals have started defeating one of the purposes of midday meal scheme — luring poor students to school.
School students in classroom |Representational image | Manisha Mondal| ThePrint

53% Indian parents willing to send kids back to school, up from 20% in June, survey finds

Percentage of parents who are hesitant to send their children to school declined from 76% in June to 44% in August, according to survey by LocalCircles.
College students | Representational image | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Only 8 states and UTs have re-opened or want to reopen schools, govt tells Parliament

Among the Union Territories, only Lakshwadeep and Puducherry have re-opened for all classes. The rest have only allowed lessons from Class 9 and above.

Activity, art, stories: New Modi govt scheme targets basic literacy, numeracy by Class 3

Modi govt's NIPUN Bharat scheme is in line with the new National Education Policy, and a budget of Rs 2,688.18 crore has been allotted to it for financial year 2021-22.
Representational image of students at a Kashmir school | ANI

It’s Tamil Nadu and Kerala again, plus Punjab, that top Modi govt’s school grading index

Report released by Ministry of Education says most states and UTs, except Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, have improved on their scores since the previous evaluation.

Covid-19 changed how we perceive time, it’s now about memories not targets

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
Students walk to attend their classes in a school in Srinagar | Representational image: PTI

Attendance thin as schools partially reopen after 6 months in J&K, Haryana, Northeast

Schools partially reopened in Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram Monday for students from classes 9 to 12.
High School Students

Only Assam, J&K, Karnataka, Haryana decide to partially reopen schools from Monday

Although Unlock 4 guidelines allow schools to partially reopen from 21 September, most states and UTs, including Delhi, have decided against it for now given India's Covid tally.
Representational Image | Students wearing masks in a classroom | Photo: Abhishek Saha/ANI

Shorter classes, fewer students, no public transport — what going back to school will be like

The Centre has allowed schools to reopen campuses after 21 September under Unlock 4. Some schools have come up with strategies while others are waiting for state guidelines.

Omicron needs 3 evolutionary surprises to wreak havoc

Scientists have been so surprised by the number of mutations in omicron that they’ve been calling it 'insane', but they don’t yet know what they mean.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.