Twelve years after the Right to Education Act was passed, public investment in schools remains abysmally low. Read the article on Scroll
COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery: Panel Data Evidence from India
AbstractWe use a near-representative household panel survey of ∼19,000 primary-school-aged children in rural Tamil Nadu to study the extent of ‘learning loss’ after COVID-19 school closures, the pace of recovery in the months after schools reopened, and the role of a flagship compensatory intervention introduced by the state government. Students…
Citizens’ group Bahutva Karnataka seeks resignation of Karnataka Education Minister
“We condemn his mishandling of education during the Covid crisis, failure to address malnutrition and his complicity in weaponising education.”
School management committees across Tamil Nadu on road to revival
One of the Coimbatore coordinators, T Arulanandham said that the department would hold elections for the posts of SMC president, vice-president, and members.
Covid widens rich-poor gap in learning
The survey “Cries of Anguish” conducted by the National Coalition on the Education Emergency has attributed the development to online classes, parents guiding their children themselves, and the effect of private tuition
Public hearing – Covid Impact on Education of Vulnerable Children
ActionAid Association and Slum Mahila Sanghatane organized a public hearing on the impact of Covid-19 on Children’s Education on the 22nd of March at SCM House Bangalore. Download Report of Jury on the Public Hearing COVID has had a terrible impact on every aspect of life, as we all know.…
Post pandemic, literacy takes a hit among underprivileged households in south Indian states
A survey by the National Coalition of Education Emergency (NCEE) in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Telangana, shows the disastrous learning competencies among students, especially from underprivileged backgrounds.
Pandemic and Education: Most Parents Report Behaviour Changes, Learning Losses
The study revealed that the sustained school closure only widened the existing social and economic gaps.
The Effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic and Economic Distress on Education: A View from the Margins
This study indicates to three critical points – (1) the educational situation is different for children who are marginalised – they face a historical and infrastructural deprivation along with a social one, (2) this influences both girls and boys, but girls bear a brunt only because they are girls –…