Schools not to extend winter break

GURUGRAM: The drop in temperature comes days before city schools are due to reopen at the scheduled end of the winter vacation, sparking demands from different quarters for an extension of the winter break, at least for junior sections. However, school principals ruled out any extension of the vacation since annual exams were round the corner and the syllabus needed to be completed in time. Sunita Nagpal, principal DPS Sushant Lok, said she did not believe vacations could be extended with exams nearing. “If severe cold continues, we might alter…

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More students taking online winter intersession classes than ever before

Enrollment for winter intersession classes is underway with about a 10 percent increase in students choosing online classes in comparison to last year, the Director of the Office of Summer and Winter Programs Susanna Cowan said. Winter intersession takes place from Dec. 27 to Jan. 13. Students who attend class at one of the University of Connecticut’s campuses meet three hours a day five days a week for the short three-week period. Despite the short timeframe, winter classes must meet the same standards held by courses during a regular semester,…

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