Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicSchool education

Topic: School education

Govt to conduct NAS survey to assess competence of students on 12 November

Administration of the test in the sampled schools will help assess learning interruptions and new learnings during the pandemic and help take remedial measures, education ministry said.

India needs to do more for its students through access to student loans

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Take responsibility of self-prescribed books — education ministry issues guidelines to schools

The guidelines also say that books chosen by schools shouldn't promote any kind of discrimination based on caste, class, religion, gender, ethnicity, language.

Nobody knows the fate of our ‘out-of-school’ children. Enrolment data is insufficient

Enrolment data is no longer a strong enough indicator to measure drop-out rates; attendance data must be closely monitored as well.

Cabinet approves continuation of Samagra Shiksha Scheme for school education till March 2026

According to the govt, the scheme will cover 1.16 million schools, over 156 million students and 5.7 million teachers of govt and aided schools.

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.

Only 1 in 3 students in class V to XII had online access in 6 states, shows survey

Students in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh were severely impacted while half of all children in Haryana transitioned smoothly to online schooling.

Few new admissions in many Delhi private schools as Covid-hit families can’t afford them now

Parents from low-income groups say they can no longer afford the Rs 500-1,200/month fee, and are now turning to govt schools in Delhi. This has hit EWS admissions too.

4-hr playtime, identifying 3 crore out-of-school kids — Niti Aayog lays roadmap for education

Delineating a roadmap for the National Education Policy, the Niti Aayog made the suggestions to states to improve education levels.

Teachers for disabled kids quitting jobs since 2013, ill-trained and underpaid: Study

A survey of special educators in Bihar and Maharashtra reveals several challenges affecting the inclusion of students with disabilities in India's education system.

On Camera

YourTurn

Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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