Monday, 17 January, 2022

Topic: Schools

Uttarakhand SCs boycott Brahmin cook’s food. It’s more effective than untouchability laws

Many school students protested Sunita Devi being removed for being a Dalit cook in Uttarakhand by not eating food made by her Brahmin replacement.

Students left, funds dried up. Now India’s only Afghan refugee school looks past Covid, Taliban

Syed Jamaluddin Afghan School in Delhi moved from a basement to a cramped apartment in October owing to a fund shortage, saw over 100 students quit, and couldn't pay teachers for 10 months.

Govt drafts manual to ensure ‘passionate’ teachers at all levels, suggests regular skill upgrade

The draft 'National Professional Standard for Teachers' manual was released for public comment last month, after which it will be presented to the education ministry for approval.

Introducing pants for girls not enough, Indian schools need to change mindset

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

Here’s the secret ingredient to improve children’s learning ability in schools

With many receiving relief funding, schools may be tempted to spend it on the latest gadgets. But first, we need to prioritise the most basic need.

Attendance in a click: Maharashtra schools to go digital with MahaStudent app

The mobile application available on Google Play Store allows schools to digitally record the attendance of students and teachers and also maintain data related to Mid-Day Meal Scheme.

Back in school after lockdowns, kids struggling to adjust, teenagers don’t want to open up

Schools, parents & educationists say sleeping & eating patterns as well as the amount students interact with each other has changed. Kids from low-income families have it worse.

Don’t have to wait for widespread Covid vaccination to reopen schools, World Bank says

World Bank has noted that the experiences from countries where schools have reopened suggest that with adequate mitigation strategies, schools pose low risks for disease transmission.

As schools reopen, parents worry about social distancing, air ventilation, survey finds

According to the survey conducted by LocalCircles, around 36 per cent of parents who have children attending school said classes do not have good air ventilation.

37% students in rural areas not studying at all as schools remain shut, survey finds

The survey says that as schools reopen, children are all set to find themselves 'thrice removed' from their grade’s curriculum.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.


A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.