Around 80% of children in government schools could not access education during the lockdown and uncertainty remains around the safe reopening of schools because of concerns of the third wave. Many countries like the United Kingdom and Denmark have managed to keep their children safe while keeping schools open during…
Delhi Government issues circular for schools about teaching methods amid Covid-19 pandemic
Delhi Government issues circular for schools detailing an action plan for conducting teaching-learning activities in 2021-22, encompassing the ‘approach and implementation strategy’ and divided into three stages. It includes a staggered approach for students to ease into the teaching-learning process.
Task force to be set up to look into resuming offline classes
The State government has decided to constitute a task force that will explore options for reopening classes on campus in schools. After much deliberation, it was decided that resuming physical classes should be the first priority. If that is not possible, the alternative will be to restart the Vidyagama programme…
Karnataka high-level body recommends reopening schools in staggered manner
The high-level committee, headed by cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty, was constituted by the Karnataka government “to analyse, advice and control Covid-19 third wave”. CM B S Yediyurappa will take the final decision on reopening of schools based on the suggestions submitted by the committee. The report noted that there…
We Must Fully Reopen Schools This Fall. Here’s How.
The science strongly supports getting children back into school full-time this fall. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should release a blueprint for reopening schools that balances the countless benefits of in-person schooling with the lower risks of Covid-19 to children and (mostly vaccinated) teachers and staff.
How Covid’s Toll Compares With Other Things That Kill Us
Stacking up the disease’s impact on young and old against other causes of death in the U.S., including influenza, heart disease, car accidents and drownings.
A Modest Tax on Billionaires Can Ensure Basic Economic Rights to All
Just two taxes – on wealth and inheritance – can easily garner an estimated Rs 15 lakh crore needed to finance additional welfare expenditure.