Education Ministry Launches Online Module To Track, Re-Enrol Out-Of-School Children

The Ministry of Education on Friday launched an online module to compile data on out-of-school children that will facilitate age-appropriate admissions for children in the 6-14 age group. The ministry also said that for out-of-school children in the 16-18 age group, financial assistance will be provided for the first time in the 2021-22 session to allow them to continue their education through open or distance learning mode.\ “Taking care of every student of India is our government’s top priority. Accordingly, The department of school education and literacy developed an online…

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MP govt and private schools come to a face-off over school fees issue

Private school operators and the government have come to a face-off in Madhya Pradesh. The MP government issued an order on Thursday saying parents of students studying in private schools will not have to deposit any fees other than tuition fees till further orders. On the other hand, private school operators have warned that they should be allowed to collect tuition fees as well as other fees such as annual fees and school development fees; otherwise schools in the state would be closed in protest from July 12. What MP…

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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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With Omicron’s rise, Americans brace for returning to school and work

In two short weeks, as the year closed out, the omicron variant drove coronavirus case counts to record levels, upended air travel and left gaping staffing holes at police departments, firehouses and hospitals. And that was at a time many people were off for the holiday season. Now comes Monday, with millions of Americans having traveled back home to start school and work again, and no one is sure of what comes next. Most of the nation’s largest school districts have decided to forge ahead and remain open, at least…

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High inflation points to bigger Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2023

Tara Moore | Getty Images Retirees who are feeling the pinch of higher prices, take heart: There could be a much bigger Social Security cost-of-living adjustment next year. A preliminary estimate from The Senior Citizens League, a non-partisan senior group, finds that the 2023 cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, could be as high as 7.6%, based on the latest Consumer Price Index data. In comparison, the Social Security COLA for 2022 in January was 5.9%, the highest bump in 40 years. Data released Thursday found that the Consumer Price Index for all…

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‘Schools that completed syllabus, exam preparations not to change plan’

Putting an end to confusion over scheduling of final exams and summer vacation in schools, the Commissioner of Education on Tuesday clarified that the government resolution (GR) issued in this regard does not ask any school to change the timetable if the syllabus has been completed and exam timetable set. Commissioner of Education Suraj Mandhare told The Indian Express, “The GR was interpreted wrongly. It does not ask schools to change anything. It is only to provide scheduling guidelines for schools, which may have been lagging behind. If schools have already…

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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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7 Inspiring Student Loan Debt Blogs To Read Right Now

If you’re struggling with debt, you need to check out these 7 inspiring student loan debt blogs ASAP. Each blog is packed with advice, tips, and inspiration by real people who have paid off their student loan debts – fast. Get ready to bring on the motivation! No More Harvard Debt Joe Mihalic’s uber-popular blog chronicled his journey to  “destroy $90k of student debt in seven months.” So, how did Mihalic pay off the $90k debt he accrued while earning his Harvard MBA? His approach was twofold. First, Milhalic increased his income. Next, he made…

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Planning to Take an Education Loan? Here Are a Few Tips

Overview: With the cost of education skyrocketing, educational loans have come to play a pivotal role in many people’s lives. These loans help anyone who wants to pursue higher education. They are most useful when it comes to courses at premier institutions that cost a lot. Parents can afford to send their children for higher education and students can also pay for their own education. These loans can be funded by jobs that they get after completing the course. But educational loans can be a significant burden if they are…

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