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400 billion USD of future earnings, learning losses due to prolonged closure of schools: World Bank report

While most governments have made enormous efforts to mitigate the impact of school closures, it has been difficult to engage children through remote learning initiatives, the report saod

Published on 12th October 2020
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Children's Day 2020: How the pandemic has taken November 14 away from kids — and how they're coping  

With schools closed for almost a year, most of these kids haven't seen their friends and teachers for a long time. So how does it feel to celebrate Children's Day amid a pandemic?

Published on 13th November 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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Conduct door-to-door survey to identify out-of-school children and enrol them: Education Ministry to states

The ministry has also recommended relaxing detention norms to prevent drop-outs this year as well as a slew of measures to address learning loss due to the Coronavirus-induced shutdown of schools

Published on 10th January 2021
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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 has triggered an education crisis, gender inequality: UNESCO report 

Increase in gender-based violence, potential rise in teenage pregnancies or early marriages and possibility of a section of girls dropping out of schools or colleges are some of the implications

Published on 18th October 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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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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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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Delhi government extends ongoing closure of all schools till October 31 due to pandemic

The Directorate of Education (DoE) has been directed to extend the ongoing closure of schools till Oct 31. Formal orders to this effect will be issued by DoE tomorrow

Published on 4th October 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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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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Here's why online physical education programs during 'new normal' is important

Online physical education programs are gaining momentum, with several parents letting their child participate in home-based sports events

Published on 22nd January 2021
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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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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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