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 –…

With National Education Policy mandate, Odisha bats for mother tongue of tribals

The new National Education Policy lays emphasis on imparting teaching in mother tongue in primary classes. But when the language-base of Odisha’s adivasi communities is as diverse as 21 spoken languages further divided into 74 dialects, the task appears to be quite onerous.

Parents want schools to reopen for younger kids in Karnataka

With Kerala announcing that classes from grade 1 and above will reopen from November 1, parents are hoping schools in Karnataka will follow suit. Parents feel it is important for younger children to return to campuses and interact with friends and teachers. With schools functioning from home for more than…