Monday, 8 August, 2022
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Topic: School

Maharashtra grandmothers are going to school, in pink saris, singing nursery rhymes

The Aajibaichi Shala in Thane district has only one room – but its 35-odd students are all elderly women who want to read and write.

Instead of banning mobile phones, schools should see how they help students learn

School policies that ban mobile phones in schools may be missing an opportunity to involve children and educate them about responsible mobile phone use.

Preparing for entrance exams? Here are 15 tips to help you study

Create a study plan, stay organised, and try to maintain a balanced diet and exercise.

1.6 billion school students were affected due to Covid-19. Here’s how to avoid a repeat

Nearly 77 million children and young people have been shut out of their classrooms for the past 18 months. Digital connectivity is crucial.

Haryana govt to include Bhagavad Gita verses in school syllabus

Haryana Education Minister Kanwarpal Gurjar said the decision will motivate people and help society. He said they will soon finish the work and make the inclusions in the syllabus.

Netflix’s Sex Education is the closest we’ll get to ‘that’ conversation in India, for now

Conversations about sex make Indians uncomfortable. Even in school, where we are supposed to be educated, sexual health is a chapter best not taught.

Pakistan’s never-ending nightmare of blasphemy laws has a new victim — a school principal

The latest sentencing by the Lahore court highlights the need for Pakistan to revisit its colonial-era blasphemy laws that are misused regularly.

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.

Caste or income or mother? As primary schools reopen, we need to decide who gets extra support

The pandemic-induced loss of learning in primary schools has remained unaddressed. It is the foundation for vital outcomes like employment and income.

School lockdowns in India have robbed a generation of upward mobility

India's edtech market is thriving but millions of children still don't have access to online education. Physical classes must resume or else learning gaps may become impossible to reverse.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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