Bengal govt to reopen primary schools after evaluating Covid situation: CM Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that her government will wait for a few more days to evaluate the Covid-19 situation before deciding to reopen primary schools in the state. Some caution should be exercised before reopening primary schools as there are warnings of another variant of coronavirus, she said. Banerjee said that schools reopened for classes 8 to 12 on February 3, while open-air learning sessions for students up to class 7 started four days later under a project named ‘Paray Shikshalay’ (education centre at your locality). “On reopening primary schools,…

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How to Prepare for the End of COVID Student Loan Forbearance

Since March 2020, student loan borrowers have been given a break from paying their federal student loan payments. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., the government passed the CARES Act, a federal stimulus package designed to bolster the economy. It gave student borrowers financial relief by placing their payments in forbearance and slashing interest rates to 0 percent. That pause on payments has been extended several times, most recently in late December 2021 with student loan forbearance now scheduled to end on May 1, 2022. That gives borrowers time to…

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10 New Schools Of Specialised Excellence To Be Operational In Delhi From Academic Year 2022-23

Ten new schools of specialised excellence (SoSEs) will be operational in Delhi from the 2022-23 academic session and an Armed Forces Preparatory School (AFPS) will start operating in the Jharoda Kalan area, according to officials of the Directorate of Education (DoE). The total number of SoSEs operational in the academic session will be 31. “Ten more schools across four specialisations (four STEM, two humanities, two performing and visual arts and two high-end 21st-century skills) are being added, while the AFPS will be operational in Jharoda Kalan. Thus, the total number…

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