Tuesday, 29 November, 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.

On Camera


In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.