Disha Nawani and Vivek Kumar write: Rebuilding school, children first

A deep learning crisis has set in during the Covid pandemic. The National Achievement Survey (NAS) has captured a fall of nine percentage points between 2017 and 2021 in the performance of students in subjects ranging from maths to social science (IE, May 25). Since the absence of a formal, structured learning environment is being … Read more

Express Investigation — Part 4 | At table reworking school curriculum: 24 with RSS links

WHEN THE National Education Policy (NEP) was launched in 2020, it didn’t elicit much partisan attack. Largely insulated from ideological pull and push, it set the roadmap for reforms, some of which were rolled out recently: from a common entrance for admissions to universities to four-year undergraduate programmes. In one area, though, a place for … Read more

Warning signs can be detected sooner through universal screenings for student mental health

Whenever a massacre takes place at a US school, like the one at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, discussions often follow about whether school officials may have missed any “red flags.” As a researcher who specializes in supporting student mental healthI believe these discussions are overlooking important issues. To prevent school violence, the discussion … Read more

A textbook case: What’s in, what’s out of Karnataka school books

The revision of Kannada and social sciences textbooks for classes 1 to 10 in government schools in Karnataka by a textbook revision committee set up by the state BJP government and headed by a mathematics teacher has created a storm on account of the alleged political saffronisation of the textbooks . Since the textbooks were … Read more

Texas school shooting: Police waited 45 minutes in school before pursuing shooter

UVALDE, TEXAS: Nearly 20 officers stood for about 45 minutes in the hallway outside the adjoining Texas classrooms where the gunman students and teachers this week before US Border Patrol agents unlocked the door to confront and kill him, authorities said Friday. At least some of the 911 calls made during the Tuesday attack on … Read more

Texas: Minutes before school attack, Texas gunman sent online warning

UVALDE, TEXAS: The Texas gunman who murdered 19 children and two teachers posted an online message warning that he was going to shoot up an elementary school minutes before he was attacked, governor Greg Abbott said on Wednesday, as more harrowing details about Tuesday’s rampage emerged. The gunman, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, also sent a message … Read more

A history of school shootings in US: Teenaged shooters often used parent’s licensed weapons

An 18-year-old gunman opened fire at an elementary school in South Texas on Tuesday, killing 19 students and two adults, state Governor Greg Abbott told reporters. The suspect was killed in the midday shooting at the Robb Elementary School in the town of Uvalde. Over the past two decades, a spate of mass shootings have … Read more

US: 18 children and a teacher killed in the massacre at Texas elementary school

Written by J. David Goodman A gunman killed at least 18 children and a teacher on Tuesday in a rural Texas elementary school, officials said, in the deadliest American elementary school shooting since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary a decade ago. The slayings took place just before noon at Robb Elementary School, where second … Read more

Sixty feared dead in bombing of Ukraine school; G7 condemns Putin

As many as 60 people are feared to have been killed when a bomb struck a village school in eastern Ukraine, the regional governor said on Sunday while Russian forces continued shelling the last holdout of Ukrainian resistance in the ruined southeastern port of Mariupol. Luhansk region Governor Serhiy Gaidai said the school in Bilohorivka, … Read more

A Letter From Assam’s Namsang, Joypur: This is the way we go to school

Two years ago in September, 14-year-old Sonali Gogoi boarded one of the crowded shuttle buses from the Namsang Tea Estate, where her mother Jondoi Tanti works as a plucker, to Joypur town in eastern Assam’s Dibrugarh district. It was the first time that Gogoi had stepped out of the lush tea gardens — to “go … Read more