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Cricketer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar flags off Sparsh Global School’s Happython event to promote mindfulness

The newly started Sparsh Global School, Greater Noida (West) after successfully organizing  Sparsh  Fiesta and Sparsh Cinefest turned to a grander student connecting theme to inculcate favourite values of  a better India, Fit India.  A  Happython for young kids was organized recently to promote sports culture and mindfulness with the messaging of taking a step towards healthy lifestyle by the …

NetApp’s ‘Transforming Education Survey’ for students aged 10-18 is open; illustrated in a workshop of 100 students at Bangalore

NetApp, a global cloud-led, data-centric software company with interest in student curiosity is inviting students in India aged 10-18 to share their ideas for transforming education so that their voices can be represented in a global survey of students called the Transforming Education Survey. In 2023 the results will be shared in a report co-authored by children. In this quest, the …

Decentralize school re-opening and closures to a granular level: Boston Consulting Group-Teach for India recommendation

A global comparison of school status  of India versus other countries since Covid hit, reveals that while schools were mostly shut in 2020 (first half), many countries kept schools largely open through subsequent waves. For instance in 2021, many countries had schools operational in-person for large parts of the year (including Japan, South Africa, US, UK, Portugal). This is despite …

Novel research done in Ganges identifies fresh ‘mixers’ in river pollution ‘cocktail’

Water quality in rivers is affected by underpinning ‘natural’ hydrogeological and biogeochemical processes, as well as interactions between people and their environment that are accelerating stress on water resources at unprecedented rates. Pollutants can move at different speeds and accumulate in varying quantities along rivers where the mix of the complex ‘cocktail’ of chemicals that is making its way towards …

Delhi RPVVs school chain to be phased out, will be turned into schools of specialised excellence

Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas (RPVVs), a chain of 22 schools run by Delhi government will be subsumed in the proposed 100 schools of specialised excellence in Delhi. These RPVV schools for ‘gifted’ have stopped admissions for class VI since last year and therefore classes VII will continue this year and in two years, these schools will function for classes 9-12. …

Analysis of Minority status schools makes a case for doing away with their exemption from RTE Act

A NCPCR report published in March this year which analyses data from 23,487 minority schools across the country, says a little over 37% of total students in minority schools belong to these communities. The report got media attention recently and its findings are being debated. Speaking to Indian Express, NCPCR Chairperson Priyank Kanoongo said, “The aim of the study was …

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