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Why 1.25 lakh private school students in Telangana moved to govt schools in 2021

The figure is a 40% jump compared to previous academic year of 2020-2021, when around 89,000 private school students moved to govt schools. 
Representational image. | A school in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

Week after reopening, Delhi govt schools are buzzing, private classrooms emptier than ever

Govt school principals say attendance is in the 70-80% range since 1 September. Private schools, dogged 3rd Covid wave fears & commute issues, peg number at 10%.
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20-50% dip in private schools revenue, 55% teachers saw pay cut due to Covid: Study by NGO

Schools across the country closed in March last year ahead of a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus and shifted to online learning.
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Delhi govt moves HC against order allowing private schools to charge annual fees

New Delhi: Several appeals, including one by the AAP government, have been moved in the Delhi High Court against its single-judge order allowing private unaided recognised schools to collect annual and development charges from students for the period after the lockdown ended in the national capital last year. The petitions were initially listed before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh on Friday. However, since the bench did not sit, the matter was transferred to another bench comprising Justices Manmohan and Navin Chawla to be heard in the second half of the day. Senior advocate Vikas Singh and Delhi government standing counsel Santosh K Tripathi, appearing for the AAP government, and the lawyers representing the students told the bench that an interim order be passed to maintain the status quo as the private schools have started harassing the parents. The bench declined to pass any such order, saying it...
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Bengaluru private schools want to charge students ‘Covid fees’ to cover sanitisation costs

School managements say that ensuring all safety protocols and Covid measures will see house cleaning and maintenance costs go up if students choose to return from 21 September.
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Budget private schools fear closure, pay teachers in rations as funds dry up amid pandemic

The vast majority of private schools in India are small-scale budget facilities. The Covid pandemic has left many students' parents without pay, robbing the schools of critical income.  
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Chhattisgarh could soon make a law to give parents say in fee hike decisions of pvt schools

Chhattisgarh is planning to bring in a new law to regulate fees in private schools, under which parents will be part of panels to oversee school issues.
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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.
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Tuition fees of schools should not be exempted: Delhi High Court

The court said that e-education is no-child's play and efforts made by a teacher in online classes are more than those required in the physical classroom.
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Parents write to PM, start online campaigns as Delhi schools hike fees amid Covid-19 crisis

Schools in Delhi have hiked fees — some by even 35%. Parents say it is an insensitive move by schools to increase fees during such an unprecedented crisis.
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.