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A Delhi school student studies online via WhatsApp | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

63% parents say schools have increased fees despite classes being held online, survey finds

According to LocalCircles survey, 33 percent of parents said schools have increased fees by over 20 per cent for the academic year 2021-22.
Students in a classroom

Private schools to decide fees, state can’t interfere in name of Covid, SC tells Rajasthan

SC bench was hearing pleas of private unaided schools against Rajasthan High Court order that slashed fees by upto 70%. It however directed schools to reduce fees by 15%.
A Delhi school student studies online via WhatsApp | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Delhi High Court allows schools to block students, who haven’t paid fees, from online classes

The Delhi HC, which was hearing a plea by Queen Mary School Northend, said schools could only preclude students whose parents could not prove they were in a financial crisis.
Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea demanding deferment on school fees during lockdown

The apex court said that it is not inclined to interfere at this stage and the petitioners may withdraw plea & approach the high courts.
Representational Image | Students wearing masks in a classroom | Photo: Abhishek Saha/ANI

School fee payment plea reaches SC — a look at how 12 HCs ruled on the issue since April

Since the lockdown began in March, several parents have questioned annual fee hikes for new academic sessions, given that schools have remained shut.
Punjab and Haryana High Court

HC allows Punjab schools to charge tuition fee even if they don’t conduct online classes

Parents say will challenge judgment. Punjab and Haryana High Court has also said schools can’t increase the fees for 2020-21.
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.