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ELSA, the English language proficiency app announces free access for students in India

Starting this Tuesday, any school and college student with any valid email address will have free access to an 'ELSA PRO' three-month subscription

Published on 24th March 2020
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Online predators put millions of children at risk during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown 

More than 1. 5 billion children and young people have been affected by the closing of schools worldwide and many are online now taking classes and socialising, UNICEF said

Published on 15th April 2020
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UNICEF teams up with Microsoft to create a remote, global learning platform for children

Children and young people continuing their education online can do so through a country-specific platform, accessed via their country's learningpassport.unicef.org page

Published on 21st April 2020
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Closure of edu institutes to hit girls the worst, will lead to increased gender gap, drop out rates: UNESCO

Refugee girls at secondary level are only half as likely to enrol as their male peers. We are only beginning to understand the economic impacts of COVID-19, experts say

Published on 22nd April 2020
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Leading education brand Kangaroo Kids launches new initiatives to help pre-school students learn amid COVID-19 lockdown

Virtual classrooms started by KKEL have enabled students to keep themselves engaged not just in their academics but also in their extra-curricular activities

Published on 4th May 2020
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Education outcomes to get worse without aggressive policies to combat COVID-19 impact: World Bank

The World Bank's education team asserted that it is possible to counter the "shocks" and turn crisis into opportunity

Published on 11th May 2020
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COVID19 pandemic becoming child rights crisis as 6,000 children could die daily: UNICEF 

As the coronavirus outbreak enters its fifth month, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) requested USD 1.6 billion to support its humanitarian response for children impacted by the pandemic

Published on 14th May 2020
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Setting the Synchronous Stage: What will be the ‘New Normal’ in learning?

The following article has been prepared based on a collection of white papers written on the best practices in the usage of videoconferencing applications for teaching

Published on 3rd June 2020
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COVID-19 may push millions of children into child labour: ILO, UNICEF

The report titled 'COVID-19 and Child labour: A Time of Crisis, A Time to Act' says child labour decreased by 94 million since 2000, but that gain is now at risk

Published on 12th June 2020
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Rise in COVID-19 cases: This Karnataka residential school will remain shut for a year

Students who are mostly from North Karnataka and other districts in this residential English Medium school in Belthangady taluk of Dakshina Kannada district will remain shut for a year

Published on 17th June 2020
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COVID-19 affecting sexual and reproductive health in young adults, says new study

While social disruption resulting from the pandemic affects young adults' sense of health and well-being, one positive aspect is that young adults are digital natives familiar with online platforms

Published on 19th June 2020
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COVID-19 lockdown in India has impacted education of over 247 million school children: UNICEF report

However, the report has highlighted the efforts done by the central and state government to continue education for children through multiple e-platforms like web portals, mobile apps, TV channels, etc

Published on 24th June 2020
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HRD announces guidelines for online classes by schools, recommends cap on screen time for students

The guidelines include eight steps of online or digital learning — plan, review, arrange, guide, talk, assign, track and appreciate

Published on 15th July 2020
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Maharashtra govt-Google tie-up to bring blended learning to 2.3 crore students and teachers

As part of the tie-up, Google will deploy free tools like G Suite for Education, Google Classroom and Google Meet to facilitate remote learning

Published on 7th August 2020
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One in two youths subject to depression, anxiety, says ILO survey on effects of COVID-19 

The ILO survey aimed to capture the immediate effects of the pandemic on the lives of youths (aged 18 to 29 years) with regard to employment, education, mental health, rights and social activism

Published on 12th August 2020

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