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Monthly Newsletter | March 2020 | Volume 11


Dear readers,

 

I am glad to present before you School Serv Newsletter for the month of March, 2020.

 

The news articles covered in this edition pertain overall to declarations of the governments, acts passed in the legislatures, rulings of the courts and interventions in the arena of education technology. We have also included an international news owing to its perceived global relevance.

 

We have included the government of Rajasthan’s declaration making Saturdays “No bag days” in schools, Patna High Court intervention in non-permanent teachers’ dismissal case, the initiative of Hi-Tech IT Labs for English language instruction in Kerala Schools, the collaboration of Karnataka with Samsung to launch Digital Library for government schools, and the bill making Marathi a compulsory subject in Maharashtra. We considered the news of the legal suit against Google in New Mexico, US, relevant enough to include in the newsletter.

 

I hope that you all see value in the selection criteria we employ while compiling the newsletter, we will be grateful if you share your opinions without reserve as it will definitely add to the relevance of the exercise.

 

 

Happy Schooling !

Vinod Kakumanu



Saturday is now a No Bag Day in Government Schools in Rajasthan

Now Saturdays will be “No Bag Days” in the government schools across Rajasthan. Saturdays will now be dedicated to activities and customary academic classes will not be taking place. The day will now be dedicated for activities related to happiness therapy, literature and culture, sports, personality development, moral values, scout, tips to stay healthy etc.

Furthermore, parent-teacher meetings would take place on Saturdays to keep parents abreast of the progress of their wards.

The announcement in this regard was made by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Sri Ashok Gehlot.

The state i...


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Patna High Court stays the termination of the non-permanent teachers, decries the education system of Bihar

A strong reprimand came from the Patna High Court concerning the education system in Bihar. The court went so far as to say that the education system in Bihar is spoiling the future generation. It ...


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Hi-Tech IT Labs for English language instruction in Kerela Schools

With the E3 (Enjoy, Enhance & Enrich), a programme directed at developing English language proficiency in students, the Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has operationalized facilities in the hi-tech lab facilities in schools. The programme itself is separate from the Kerala government's Public Education Rejuvenation Mission.

The E3 is a project that utilizes technology for the enrichment of English language instruction in schools. The methodology relies on making the English language lessons enjoyable and engaging to achieve an accelerated pace of language acquisi...


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Legal suit filed against Google for amassing students data in US

A legal suit has been filed against Google in the state of New Mexico of the United States. The suit has been filed against the corporation for the alleged violation of the Children's Online Privac...

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Govt. of Karnataka collaborates with Samsung to Launch Digital Library for Schools

A digital initiative called ‘Samsung Digital Library’ has been launched by the Government of Karnataka in collaboration with Samsung.

The announcement of the...


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Maharashtra Assembly passes bill making Marathi a compulsory subject in the state

In an important development a bill instituting Marathi as a compulsory subject across the state, from class 1 to 10, has been unanimously passed by the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

The bill was passed on February 27, "Marathi Bhasha Din" (Marathi language day), the birth anniversary ...


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