Bengaluru teachers: Sorry not Sari

Bengaluru teachers do not want stringent dress codes anymore, but Karnataka education minister B. C. Nagesh says the sari garners respect. Bengaluru: On a hot May afternoon, *Shumona Chatterjee arrived in Bengaluru—although she missed Kolkata, she was excited to embark on her teaching journey in the bustling metropolis. Over the next month, she diligently planned […]

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Schools: Hello, Math; Wait, Media Literacy

Media literacy is still an additional workshop in Indian schools and a touchy topic in Indian homes—teachers, media experts and sociologists say that this needs to change. Bengaluru: It is 2 p.m., an hour after lunch break. As *Ishita looks out of her classroom window, she sees the gloomy grey clouds fill Bengaluru’s skies. She […]

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Not nice for teachers to teach twice

The workload of teachers increases as children don’t know many basic concepts. Workload on teachers has increased as  there was a drastic decline in the learning of foundational skills.   Kiran, a primary school teacher said that Covid has impacted basic learning among students, especially among students in primary classes.“They don’t even know the basic […]

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Biometric attendance systems lack maintenance while experts raise security concerns

Mandated biometric attendance systems for teachers are not updated while experts believe that such systems for both students and teachers are running with no knowledge about security laws. Bengaluru; Biometric attendance system is not working properly in Karnataka colleges due to lack of funds, say officials. Moreover, experts believe that the system has data breach […]

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A masked hurdle for dyslexic children

Teachers have to repeat instructions multiple times to be understood. As schools are reopening, dyslexic children are having trouble in the learning process as the teachers have to wear masks which muffle their voices. According to a study,“While masks prevent the spread of COVID, they also make spoken language more difficult for children to understand, […]

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Students unclear about the NEP

The government, however, continues to hold workshops and seminars to bring clarity. No clear communication has left students confused about choosing the right subjects. Students in Karnataka are still not sure of how to choose electives and courses under New Education Policy (NEP). Most private and government colleges have already started their admission process. Shivam […]

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Teachers not happy promoting students

Due to the closure of schools, online exams were conducted and students were promoted without learning anything in the previous academic year. Haryana: Students of first and second standards were given marks based on oral assessment through Shiksha Mitra’s contact numbers, while students of third, fourth, and fifth standards had to give online exams through […]

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