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    Bridging the Absence of Transgender Persons in School Curriculum: A Look at Select Texts

    The overarching under-representation of the transgender community coupled with a sustained sense of ridicule and mockery even where there is the slightest of attention paid, has made most of our school curriculum insensitive, non-empathetic and unfair to the transgender community.

    Post-Covid India Furthers Agenda of Reducing Government School Teachers into Cogs in a Bureaucratic Machinery 

    From duties in Covid surveys to being stationed on roads to impose fines on those without masks, government school teachers are compelled to do everything apart from teaching in a post-pandemic India.

    From Reduced Weight of School Bags to Lesser Homework: How the Government’s Recommendations Can Help School Children 

    From reduction in homework and the burden of textbooks to eliminating the compulsive carrying of heavy school bags, a new government plan may bring some respite to school children. 

    Fighting the Malaise of Child Marriage, the Story of Maharashtra’s Ranjitsinh Disale Who Brought Tribal Girls to School 

    In a remote district where child marriage was a rampant practice, educator Ranjitsinh Disale’s efforts for bringing poor tribal girls to school in Maharashtra is indeed inspirational. 

    What Bihar Requires to Spend on Elementary School Education?

    Low funding in education has costed Bihar a lot and unless it prioritises school education and its democratisation under the RTE, it is bound to remain educationally deprived.

    The Challenges of Not Knowing the Local Language in Remote Schools of Rajasthan

    The local language may often be the key to communicating and establishing a bond in remote corners and not knowing it can pose several challenges.

    Schools Open in Andhra Pradesh and Assam But Student Attendance Remains Negligible

    As schools in Andhra Pradesh and Assam once again open their doors to students, attendance remains poor and fear looms large amid the pandemic.

    Who is Responsible for Haryana’s Government School Students Who Don’t Have Access to Textbooks?

    Over 14% students enrolled in Haryana’s government schools don’t have access to textbooks, educational opportunities amid the pandemic finds ASER Report.

    France Witnesses Brutal Beheading of School Teacher Who Showed Caricatures of Prophet Mohammad to Students

    In sheer barbaric brutality, a history teacher in France was beheaded for showing cartoons and caricatures of Prophet Mohammad to his students.

    Schools May Reopen from October 15 According to the Centre: But What lies Ahead for Indian Students?

    As states are given the choice to reopen schools and colleges based on local requirements, and students are given the choice to attend or not, how real is this choice?

    Children in Public Schools Were Completely Neglected by the Agenda of Digital Education, And Nobody is Bothered

    It is perhaps one of the greatest paradoxes of our times that we are unable to provide an access to quality education and learning...