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UP English Class 12 paper leak: Police arrest private school principal; total arrests now 51
India

UP English Class 12 paper leak: Police arrest private school principal; total arrests now 51

Those arrested earlier in the case include the District Inspector of Schools (DIoS) of Ballia Brajesh Kumar Mishra, managers and principals of private inter-college and three scribes.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath launches 'School Chalo Abhiyan' from Shravasti district
India

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath launches 'School Chalo Abhiyan' from Shravasti district

The School Chalo Abhiyan is being started in UP's Shravasti district which has the lowest literacy rate in the state followed by Bahraich, Balrampur, Badaun and Rampur

Why Abbott Elementary, ABC's new mockumentary show set in a Philadelphia school, has got teachers talking
Entertainment

Why Abbott Elementary, ABC's new mockumentary show set in a Philadelphia school, has got teachers talking

Abbott Elementary is a show that highlights hardworking, committed educators is particularly welcome now as schools reopen after extended pandemic closures, teachers are put in the center of battles over mask mandates and in-person versus remote learning.

Nainital school turns micro containment zone as 85 pupils test positive for COVID
India

Nainital school turns micro containment zone as 85 pupils test positive for COVID

Nainital's Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya students tested positive for COVID, prompting administration to declare the school a micro containment zone

Still barred from school, Afghan girls yearn for lessons and question arbitrary gender rules
World

Still barred from school, Afghan girls yearn for lessons and question arbitrary gender rules

The de facto Taliban education minister has told the UNICEF that a framework to allow all girls to go to secondary school will be announced soon

UK father campaigns to legitimise period pain as a reason for absence in school
World

UK father campaigns to legitimise period pain as a reason for absence in school

Marcus Alleyne (37), saw that his thirteen-year-old daughter Izzy was given an ‘unauthorised absence’ in school, even after she was suffering from period cramps.

Girls not allowed to return to secondary school in Afghanistan: Taliban statement
World

Girls not allowed to return to secondary school in Afghanistan: Taliban statement

Primary schools have already reopened, with boys and girls mostly attending separate classes and some women teachers returning to work

How ventilation can help combat spread of COVID-19 in schools
World

How ventilation can help combat spread of COVID-19 in schools

Air-quality specialists in Australia have recommended that air purifiers with high-efficiency particulate air (Hepa) filters be installed in all classrooms

Children's Day: COVID-19 showed us glaring holes in the public health system that risk the health of our children
India

Children's Day: COVID-19 showed us glaring holes in the public health system that risk the health of our children

Undernutrition continues to be associated with 50 percent of all under-five deaths and India accounts for third of the world’s stunted children according to the Global Nutrition Report 2018.

Facebook introduces Campus feature to help college students connect with each other
News & Analysis

Facebook introduces Campus feature to help college students connect with each other

The Campus-only News Feed will let students create study groups or plan virtual concerts.

Unlock 4.0 guidelines announced: Metro services to resume from 7 Sep; schools, colleges to remain shut till 30 Sep
India

Unlock 4.0 guidelines announced: Metro services to resume from 7 Sep; schools, colleges to remain shut till 30 Sep

Social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious, political functions and other congregations will be permitted from 21 September as part of Unlock 4.0, but with a ceiling of 100 persons

Four in ten schools around the world lack basic soap and water hand washing facilities during COVID-19, UN says
science

Four in ten schools around the world lack basic soap and water hand washing facilities during COVID-19, UN says

818 million children were affected with the virus and 355 million went to schools which had facilities with water but no soap.

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: One year since abrogation of Article 370, education sector worst affected
India

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: One year since abrogation of Article 370, education sector worst affected

“The most badly affected sector because of the abrogation of Article 370 is the education sector.”

Playfulness, creativity can never be transferred through online learning, says former ISRO chief
India

Playfulness, creativity can never be transferred through online learning, says former ISRO chief

Scientist and professor C N R Rao said online classes for young children such as KG, the first and second grade should be terminated.

Headache, back pain, sleep deprivation: Prolonged screen use during Coronavirus lockdown can have detrimental effects
science

Headache, back pain, sleep deprivation: Prolonged screen use during Coronavirus lockdown can have detrimental effects

Long term issues that could crop up with increased screen time is obesity, heart disease, sleep disorders, behavioural and educational issues.

Coronavirus crisis' impact on rural India exposes inequality and pitfalls in access to education
India

Coronavirus crisis' impact on rural India exposes inequality and pitfalls in access to education

From 13 April, the education department of the Maharashtra State Government started rolling out e-learning content to students from both Government and aided schools for grades I to IX. It’s hosted on the DIKSHA app – an e-learning platform of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tips for effective home-schooling during a lockdown
Learning

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tips for effective home-schooling during a lockdown

Schools might've shut down, but the learning goes on and parents have taken the responsibility upon themselves.

Kashmir after Article 370: Valley's students in dilemma after authorities announce annual exam schedule, say syllabus not complete
India

Kashmir after Article 370: Valley's students in dilemma after authorities announce annual exam schedule, say syllabus not complete

Parents, students are wary that if exams are conducted on schedule without any reduction in the syllabus, the students may not secure good marks