Cancel CBSE board exams: Priyanka Gandhi to Education minister Pokhriyal

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wrote to Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Sunday seeking cancellation of the CBSE Board exams, saying it will be impossible to ensure safety of students at crowded exam centres. In her letter to the minister, she said by forcing children to sit for these exams during a raging … Read more

India Was the Fastest Growing App Market in 2020: Adjust

India was the fastest-growing app market across the globe in 2020 according to the data shared by mobile market research company Adjust. The latest analysis shows India saw significant growth – 49 percent – in 2020 compared to 2019 in terms of mobile app growth. The fastest growing vertical in India in the mobile app … Read more

Parents take note! If there is only one Gift you can give children, let it be this!

Let us explore the acronym SELF to understand what happened, why and the way forward. (Photo source: IE) By Seema Lal Seeing one’s own children struggle can be one of the most painful experiences for a parent. Most of us remember how we have twitched our faces when our baby wailed it out during their … Read more

Delhi Education Board will ensure year-round evaluation: Manish Sisodia

Delhi deputy Chief Minister and finance minister Manish Sisodia presented a “deshbhakti budget” to the tune of Rs 69,000 crore this week. Excerpts from an interview with Prerna Katiyar: Why did the Delhi government focus on deshbhakti in the latest Budget? If we will not talk about it in the runup to 75 th year … Read more

Home Schooling: Pros, Cons, and What You Need to Know

Just a few weeks into COVID-related distance learning, Lauren Pelissier’s 11-year-old son, Jack, started really struggling. “Being on a screen with 20 to 30 kids and not being able to connect with another student or the teacher was really hard on him,” says the Georgia mom and event planner. “There was a lot of confusion, … Read more

CDC Says Schools Can Safely Reopen, But Will They?

Leila Kubesch, Spanish teacher, Norwood High School, Cincinnati, OH. Andrea Wader, parent; president, John C. Fremont Elementary PTA, Long Beach, CA. Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH, senior scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security; associate professor of epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore. Craig Broeren, superintendent, Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools, Wood County, WI. … Read more

The curious case of investment in education

There are numerous benefits of investment in education. It can reduce poverty, enhance equality, improve health, reduce crime, and promote rights, to name a few. A crucial driver that enables these benefits is the link between education and earnings. Even though the roots of this argument lie in the writings of classical economists like Adam … Read more

New Year Parenting Goals: Can ‘RESPECT’ be taught to children?

The children in their attempt to be acknowledged tend to exaggerate the matter which then turns disrespectful. (Representative image) By Seema Lal Anything that can be learnt, can be taught as well. The simplest way to teach respect to children is by being respectful to them. Children tend to become disrespectful in the face of … Read more

Emergency savings are key to combating financial fragility – but Americans need more help

The coronavirus pandemic is slamming the most vulnerable Americans, pushing many into financially precarious situations. The best way to combat the financial fragility that’s brought on by such an event is helping Americans build and maintain an emergency savings fund, according to experts. But most people need the support of the government and corporations to … Read more