In a letter written to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, 66 parents urged the Delhi government to reopen schools for students below Class 8, at least once a week.
Last month, Maharashtra's School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad had announced that physical classes will resume in schools across the state and the government also issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for it.
A ‘Task Force on School Reopening 2021’, headed by Dr Gupta, has come out with its report, acknowledging that while reopening of schools and bringing back normalcy are eagerly awaited, the horrific experiences during the second wave are acting as a big barrier to any attempts to bring the children back to school.
The states have been asked to update data about the vaccination of teachers twice a week on a Google tracker.
The government said that the Centre is prioritising vaccination of teaching and non-teaching staff in schools across the country to "ensure a safe environment for reopening of schools".
No student would be forced to attend physical classes and the consent of parents would be mandatory.
Many schools and state governments claim that they have made special arrangements in the schools to ensure Covid-19 protocols are being followed strictly.
What we have is a long-drawn situation of conflict between the fundamental interests of society. Reopening is going to be a long and uneven process, filled with fear and suspicion, more for some than for others.
For the past one month Meera Ramanathan, a teacher at the Government Primary School at Kavarapatti near Pudukottai town in Tamil Nadu, has been teaching classes at the homes of her school's students.
Schools in Himachal Pradesh opened only on August 2. But with a sudden surge in Covid cases, including those reported among children, the Jairam Thakur government has taken a quick call to shut them again.
Speaking to reporters, Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said there is a need to resume classroom teachings as soon as possible, especially in higher education institutes.
Delhi LG Anil Baijal directed officials to set up an expert committee to chalk out a detailed plan during a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday.
Haryana School Reopening: Haryana resumed normal classes for children of Class 9 to Class 12 from July 16 and for Class 6 to Class 8 from July 23.
‘The Corona has not gone,’ said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur after returning from flash-flood affected areas of Lahaul-Spiti
According to fresh guidelines, following proper protocols to ensure COVID-19-appropriate behaviour, all schools are allowed to open for all classes from August 2.
Over 50 IITians, doctors, scientists and parents have written a letter to the Chief Ministers of Delhi, Maharashtra and Karnataka regarding the reopening of schools.
The government has decided to continue online classes and it is not mandatory for students to attend physical classes.
After making the announcement of the reopening of schools from August 02, the Rajasthan government has put the decision on hold for now.
Fishermen fishing from Kumari dam as it overflowing following heavy rain in Kanyakumari district.PTI Photo
Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is greeted by the officials on his arrival in Israel.PTI Photo
Commuters wade through amid heavy rain in Gurugram.PTI Photo
People play instruments during Kullu Dussehra, in Kullu.PTI Photo
BJP Yuva Morcha workers protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh, in front of Vivekananda House in Kolkata.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
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It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates