ISRA 2020
ISRA 2020

School Reopening, Board Exams and Fees Waiver

 

Bombay HC stays order hiking feesBombay HC stays govt order barring schools from hiking fees
Four petitions were filed by the Association of Indian Schools, Kasegaon Education Society, Global Education Foundation, and Sant Dnyaneshwar Mauli Sanstha. The petitions filed before the High Court demanded that the government resolution to be revoked

A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Nataraj Rangaswamy expressed a prima facie view that the state could not have by passing an order direct all schools to suspend online classes for pre-primary and primary classes.

The Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct relevant apex bodies to cancel final year/semester examinations of professional courses due to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.


Allahabad High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking a complete waiver on school and college fees for the period they have been closed or will remain so due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A two-judge bench of justices Sunita Agrawal and S D Singh dismissed the plea

In its reply to the Supreme Court, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has shared its decision to cancel the pending class 10 board examinations and make class 12 exam optional for students. Supreme Court bench led by J A M Khanwilkar heard the plea seeking cancellation of pending CBSE

SSLC helpline receives calls from anxious parents and students amid Covid-19

The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) helpline has been flooded with calls from parents and students demanding that the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination be put off for the time being due to the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state.


Grading system being worked out for board and entrance examinations

The education ministry is likely to take key decisions on grading system of board exams on Monday, June 22. According to sources, the ministry will come out with uniform decision for the entire country and the decision will include all exams including board exams and entrance examinations.


The Karnataka HC has sought the response from the state government in a plea challenging its order dated June 11 that called for online education ban. The order directed all schools to suspend online classes for primary school students, until the expert committee issues guidelines in this regard

parents unhappy with online education banClose to 70 percent parents unhappy with online education ban: Study
Coalition of Schools for #RightToLearn, an informal group of schools in support of online education in Karnataka, conducted the study commissioned by EducationWorld two weeks ago to find the opinion of parents about online classes. 

According to a study, more than 60 per cent of students said they would prefer to continue online education even after schools reopen post lockdown. Only 38.7 per cent of students said they would be comfortable to join schools post lockdown.

Raising concern over the spike in the cases of coronavirus and deaths in Maharashtra, the Bombay HC on Monday asked the Maharashtra government to give its stand about conducting pending Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE) board exams of class 10 and 12 in July.

Parents from Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh will join forces on Twitter tomorrow to protest the ban imposed by their governments on online schooling for pre-primary and primary classes.
 

Several parents in Haryana, hit by financial crisis due to pay cuts and job loss during the lockdown induced by coronavirus pandemic, have moved their children from private schools to government schools. The Haryana government has thus ordered private schools not to create any hurdles for students 

Delhi teachers write to Amit Shah for 3 months salary
Ramnivas Solanki, general secretary, Municipal Corporation Teachers Association confirmed that a letter has been sent to the home minister Amit Shah regarding the salary of the Delhi teachers. He said, “During this lockdown due to Covid-19, our teachers have been working for 12 hours.

A PIL has been filed in SC seeking uniform education system with common syllabus for all school children across the country in the age group of 6 to 14 years. The plea has sought directions to look into the feasibility of establishing “One Nation One Education Board”

The NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) has prepared a draft document after analysing class 10 and 12 syllabus and textbooks to decide about the curriculum for this year.
 

Indian School Finance Company, a non-banking financial company with the distinction of being the first company in the world to exclusively fund education institutions or fees to meet their infrastructure requirements and the first niche financier to budget private schools (BPS) in India,


SC allows Karnataka SSLC exams to be conducted from June 25

While the Supreme Court (SC) has asked CBSE to consider cancelling its pending exams and allot scores on the basis of their internal assessment, it has cleared the state for conducting the SSLC exams fron June 25 in Karnataka. 


Bangalore pre-primary schools register only handful admissions due to Covid-19

A majority of parents are unwilling to send children to schools this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak which has affected admissions in pre-primary schools across Bangalore. Only a handful of enrolments have been registered so far.


SC tells CBSE to consider scrapping remaining board exams

The Supreme Court of India told CBSE to consider scrapping of remaining board exams of class 10th and 12th and allot marks on the basis of internal assessment. A 3-judge bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar asked CBSE to take instructions and inform by Tuesday.


CBSE to decide on pending exams by June 23

The Supreme Court has asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to come up with a final decision about conducting class 10 and 12 exams by June 23 while hearing a plea by parents.


Over 1/3 students to continue online learning after schools reopen: Brainly survey

The world’s largest online learning platform, Brainly conducted a survey with the premise of Unlock 1.0. As the government eases restrictions on lockdown mandates, many Indian schools gear up to reopen shortly via different models


Karnataka forms committee to look into alternative for online classes

The Karnataka government has issued a formal order stating its earlier announcement about banning online live learning for primary class students, up to class 5. It directs all schools across boards to stop online classes from kindergarten to class 5.


Telangana intermediate result 2020 to be announced today

The official date for Telangana intermediate result 2020 will be announced by the TSBIE – Telangana Intermediate Board today, that is, June 17. The Telangana board will announce the date and time for the declaration of both the Telangana intermediate 1st year and 2nd year examinations.


Maharashtra to reopen schools from July 1 for classes 9 to 12

Maharashtra schools to reopen  for classes for standards 9, 10 in schools located in non-red zone areas and junior college for class 12 from July 1, the state government said on Monday. The school will reopen for classes 6 to 8 from August.


ICSE, ISC students can choose to opt out of remaining board exams

The CISCE has notified that students all across India and abroad can now choose not to appear for the pending ICSE or the ISC board exams and instead get evaluated on the basis of their internal assessment marks


CBSE board resultsCBSE board results expected to be declared by August: MHRD

CBSE will conduct the pending board exams 2020 from July 1 to July 15 which was postponed due to the nationwide lockdown imposed s a result of Covid-19. As per IANS

 


parents support online classesMost parents support live online classes

An overwhelming majority of parents have been raising concerns over Karnataka government banning online classes for kindergarten and primary class students. They believe live online classes should be continued but with flexibility


Karnataka education dept forms committee to track fake SSLC exam news

The Karnataka Education Department has formed a committee for handling fake news reports and misinformation regarding the spread of SSLC exam 2020. The government may take action against such miscreants by lodging criminal complains against them. 


Kerala school TV channelKerala launches school TV channel for kids without internet access

Since most students of Kerala don’t have access to the internet and are unable to get proper education, the State Education Department has started online sessions named ‘First Bell’.


CBSE and ICSE board exams be heldShould CBSE and CISCE board exams be held?

EducationWorld spoke to a few principals of CBSE and CISCE affiliated schools across the country to find out if they think the board exams should be conducted as per the revised schedule or be cancelled. 


 

#SyllabusForStudents2020: MHRD seeks opinion on syllabus reduction

mid the coronavirus outbreak, the Ministry of Human Resources Development is seeking opinion on reduction of syllabus. People who are interested can give their opinion and recommendations using the hashtag #SyllabusForStudents2020.


HRD ministry begins consultations on reopening schools

The HRD ministry began consultation on Monday with states and other stakeholders on reopening of schools which have been closed since March due to Covid-19 pandemic. In the meeting, chaired by Secretary School Education, Anita Karwal


Telangana and Tamil Nadu cancel Class 10 board exams

During an official meeting convened by the chief minister of Telangana K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday, Rao decided to cancel the rescheduled Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams.


Schools likely to reopen after August 15

Earlier, there were reports suggesting that schools and colleges will reopen in July with 30 percent attendance for students of class 8 and above and younger kids continuing with online classes at home. 


CBSE releases notification on exam centres

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a notification providing complete details on how students can change their exam centres for the pending board exams, eligibility criteria, the process to be followed, guidelines and the deadlines. 


Karnataka govt considers reopening schools from July 1, to seek parents’ consultation

The Karnataka government is considering reopening of schools from July 1 for the new academic year 2020-2021 following a meeting with the department officials. But the dates will be finalised after consulting all the stakeholders including parents.


‘Reopening schools in July the worst decision by govt’

A group called Parents Association has recently started an online petition on change.org addressing the MHRD stating that reopening schools in July will be the worst decision by the government.


Schools may reopen after board exams: HRD Minister

The Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that the schools might reopen after the class 10 and 12 board examinations. He said it would however depend on the ground situation at the time.


Students can appear for CBSE board examinations from current location: MHRD

Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has announced that the students can appear for their CBSE board examinations from their current location. On a video, the minister said, “Since students have left their schools and hostels


Karnataka: Cancel SSLC exams, promote all students, says experts

Earlier, the Karnataka government decided to conduct Karnataka SSLC Exams 2020 in June. The decision has been opposed by a group of experts who asked the government to cancel the exams and promote all the students.


Covid-19 fees waiverCovid-19 fees waiver: Private Schools SOS

With the Covid-19 pandemic and national lockdown forcing the mass closure of education institutions, several state governments have issued circulars directing private school managements not collect tuition fees “until further orders”


 

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