Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicSchool education

Topic: School education

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.

Girls’ education is not a demand problem, it’s a supply problem — of schools, jobs, info

Early ideas about development were rooted in the idea that economic growth, measured by GDP, would lift countries out of poverty. But this model was gender blind.

School closure has made a dent in language & math skills among children — study

On average, 92% children have lost at least one specific language ability and 82% have lost at least one specific mathematical ability from the previous year across junior classes.

Parents want schools reopened as online classes not working out — Azim Premji University study

Study by Bengaluru-based Azim Premji University finds that issues of access as well as learning difficulties with online mode is hampering the education of many students.

7-year-old game developers? Why coding is India’s latest education fad

Young children in the country have taken to ‘coding’ lessons in the last few months. Online platforms that offer such lessons say the trend is here to stay.

Cabinet approves STARS project under NEP 2020 to enhance school education system

The project will be implemented by Dept of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education & will cover Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala & Odisha.

‘Mirror image’ textbooks in Andhra will make students realise English is easier than Telugu

Till the end of the 14th century, English was primarily a farmer’s language in England, unlike Telugu, which evolved in the opposite direction.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

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Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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