Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: Schools

Schools shut in several Beijing districts as China reports over 26,000 Covid cases in a day

On Sunday, China reported 26,824 new local cases, nearing April’s peaks. It also recorded two deaths in Beijing, up from one on Saturday, which was China’s first since late May.

Around 14,000 dropouts re-join schools in J&K as part of ‘Back To Village’ programme

Readmission of 13,977 school dropouts into schools, with quality education stands out as the biggest achievement of the BTV programme, Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta stated.

Delhi catches up with online education craze, launches first-of-its-kind virtual school

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal says the school aims to help girl students, children who have dropped out or those who cannot physically attend school.

Covid has caused a global ‘learning catastrophe’. Reversing damage won’t be enough

Most 10-year olds in low and middle-income countries are unable to pass basic literacy examinations.

3 Rajasthan districts top Union govt’s first-ever school index for districts

According to Performance Grading Index for Districts, the top performing districts are Jaipur, Sikar & Jhunjhunu. All 3 have scored more than 80% overall under various parameters.

Focus groups, recovery courses, surveys — how states aim to fix Covid learning loss of kids

The education ministry has begun earmarking budgets after states and Union territories shared with it their plans to identify and bridge learning gaps last month.

‘Remind students to sip water, reduce hours’ — Centre issues advisory to schools on heatwave

The guidelines issued by the Department of School Education and Literacy also have specific instructions for transport, food and uniform.

Identify drop-outs by April, offer teaching resources & financial aid: Modi govt tells schools

Central govt’s timebound roadmap also includes grouping of govt & private schools, checking reading fluency, using remedial teaching resources — all to make up for pandemic closure

Night curfew lifted across J&K and educational institutes to reopen in phased manner from Monday

Announcing the guidelines Sunday after a fresh review of the Covid-19 situation, the SEC said all universities, colleges, polytechnics and ITIs shall resume routine offline classes.

1 year of lost learning will take years to recoup, says India study urging reopening of schools

Study titled 'India Needs To Learn — A Case for Keeping Schools Open' conducted by Boston Consulting Group and Teach For India, with recommendations from over 35 organisations.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.