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

Parents are increasingly anxious about sending children back to school, not only due to Covid

Post-pandemic parental anxiety is keeping a rising number of children away from physical classes, say teachers across cities. Experts urge return to schools.
Students arrive for classes after the Delhi government allowed the reopening of schools, at Navyug School, Jor Bagh Colony, on 1 September 2021 | Representational image | Photo: ANI

India among 50% countries where classes are yet to go fully in-person: Unicef-backed study

Tracker by Johns Hopkins University, Unicef & World Bank says most European countries have resumed in-person classes, as have African nations South Africa, Zambia & Angola.
A student attending an online class | Representational image | Bloomberg

Over 2.9 crore children in India don’t have access to digital devices, govt report reveals

According to report by education ministry, maximum students from Bihar did not have access to digital devices, followed by Jharkhand and Karnataka.
Jamia Millia Islamia main campus

Jamia students worried as online lessons go on but library access restricted to PhD, final-year

In a notification Wednesday, Jamia Millia Islamia announced reopening of library facilities for PhD and final-year students.
A student attending an online class | Representational image | Bloomberg

Haryana govt directs residential universities to conduct online classes till 15 October

However, universities and colleges are allowed to open for students for doubt classes, practical classes in laboratories, practical and offline examinations.
Representative image of students in school | ANI via Reuters

Obesity, psychological trauma — why experts say it’s high time we send kids back to schools

Impact of third wave notwithstanding, teachers, parents & educationists say price of keeping children at home is getting too high, and we must learn to live with the virus in this aspect too.
Girl students study at a 'Apna Taleem Ghar' centre in Ayodhya | Jyoti Yadav | ThePrint

‘Education by girls, for girls’ — how Ayodhya group is helping students stay in school, college

The study centres, titled ‘Apna Taleem Ghar’ or ‘our home of education’, have been set up by Awadh Peoples Forum, a youth collective working for girl child education.
Rohit, a resident of Sehlang village in Mahendragarh district, reads a textbook at home | Jyoti Yadav | ThePrint

‘How can we study on phone?’ — why Haryana private schools likely lost 12.51 lakh students

3 months into academic year, Haryana has discovered that 12.51 lakh students who got enrolled in private schools in 2020-21 have not returned for academic session 2021-22.

Dear Dharmendra Pradhanji, forget IITs, IIMs for a moment. Real crisis is in school education

Much of the strides in school education over the last decade or more, may have been wiped out over the last year-and-a-half.
Representational image of students outside a CBSE exam centre in Delhi | Photo: ANI

Forced into online exam is India’s opportunity to radically alter how we evaluate students

Universities and UGC rely on proctoring over a live stream because they are worried students will cheat. But this obsession comes from how we evaluate our students.

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
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.