Chandigarh education department fixes time slots for academic consultation at government schools



a group of people walking in front of a building: It was observed that while some schools were opening at 9am, some were opening at 10am, and there was no one guideline on how long the session had to be. (HT FILE)


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It was observed that while some schools were opening at 9am, some were opening at 10am, and there was no one guideline on how long the session had to be. (HT FILE)

After the first week of schools opening for academic consultation for classes above 9, the UT education department has now issued fresh instructions for all government schools to maintain uniformity in the timings.

As per the instructions, two sessions will be conducted each day Monday onwards. The first session will be held for board classes 10 and 12 between 9am and 11.30am; the second session will be held for classes 9 and 11 from 12 noon to 2.30pm.

This comes after it was observed that while some schools were opening at 9am, some were opening at 10am, and there was no one guideline on how long the session had to be. Many teachers

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‘I never planned on homeschooling my kids:’ Milwaukee parents balance virtual schooling with full time jobs



a group of people standing in front of a store: Mikai Greer does virtual school with help from his brother, Kobe Matthews and his father, Sergio Greer.


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Mikai Greer does virtual school with help from his brother, Kobe Matthews and his father, Sergio Greer.

As pandemic parenting wears on, we’re taking on new roles we never planned on.

I never considered myself to be especially knowledgeable in public health, yet I now find myself keeping track of who my children’s close contacts are, and explaining to my daughters the difference between quarantine and isolation as I make sure they have a clean face mask as well as a backup every day before school.

Milwaukee mom Mia Greer and her husband, Sergio, never planned to be — nor wanted to be — homeschooling parents, but that’s how they would describe themselves these days. Greer works first shift, her husband works third shift, and between their work schedules, they balance the virtual schooling of their first grader, fifth grader and eighth grader.

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Reflecting on My First Time in the Bergami Center of Science, Technology, and Innovation

I was excited to explore the University’s new Bergami Center for the first time, and I came away impressed by the collaborative spaces and cutting-edge technology it offers, as well as the way the building commemorates the University’s past, present, and future.

September 16, 2020

By: Hannah Providence ’22

The Love Resource Zone in the Bergami Center.

Today was a great day. I finally got to walk around campus for the first time in more than five months.

As a commuter student, I’m not at the University as often as I’d like to be, and I spend even more time at home now with my hybrid and online courses.

Hannah Providence in the Bergami Center.
Hannah Providence explores the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation for the first time.

So, when Chris Fogarty ’21, my fellow communications media intern in the Office of Advancement, offered to give me a tour of the University’s new Bergami

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Time for an objective look at School Resource Officers | Letters to the Editor

School Resource Officer programs have gained in popularity over the past 40 years, with their origin traced as far back as the 1950s and ’60s. I first wrote about and advocated for an SRO program in Frederick County schools in the early ’80s. While with the sheriff’s office in the early ’90s, I made an unsuccessful attempt to secure funding for an SRO program, and later, I was with the Department of Justice COPS Office where we funded SRO positions and provided training to SROs and school administrators nationwide.

I have been a proponent of and written in support of SROs for over four decades now, but realize it is time to take an objective look at these programs to see if they are actually accomplishing what we want. Particularly during the evolution of the community policing philosophy, the role of the SRO was to build relationships with students, teachers,

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Optomi Significantly Reduces the Time and Expense of Hiring for Clients Seeking Technology Talent | News

ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Optomi, the technology talent brand of Optomi Professional Services, is known for significantly improving the interview-to-hire ratio for clients through a skill-set-focused approach to recruiting. Discovering culturally aligned candidates who possess the skills necessary to excel in their roles is a strength of Optomi’s.

A typical employer seeking to hire for a position will review 250 resumes and conduct 6-8 first interviews with 2-3 rounds afterward before making an offer to a single candidate. Optomi takes the burden from the hiring manager by vetting candidates so effectively that the firm averages an interview-to-hire ratio of 3:1 versus the industry norm of 6:1 (or worse).

“A time-consuming hiring process eats up hiring managers’ bandwidth and causes delays that can affect the entire organization. Our highly-effective skill-set approach to recruiting talent coupled with our proven processes streamline the hiring and greatly improve the chances that

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National Education Policy 2020: West Bengal Won’t Implement it For Time Being



Partha Chatterjee wearing glasses


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Partha Chatterjee


National Education Policy Latest News: One of the most vocal critics of the National Education Policy 2020, West Bengal on Monday objected to Centre’s decision of excluding Bengali from list of classical languages and said the new policy is against the federal structure. Soon after attending the virtual meeting with PM Modi on NEP 2020, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said that his state has decided not to implement the NEP for time being as more discussions needed to be held on it.

“The National Education Policy 2020 is against the federal structure, and undermines role of states,” Chatterjee said, adding, ” West Bengal government has objected

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Time to overhaul Michigan’s arbitrary school-funding model

As chairman of Barton Malow Enterprises, I can tell you firsthand Michigan’s businesses rely on our K-12 schools to prepare students for the real world and careers in the global economy.

Unfortunately, long before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan has failed to invest in a K-12 school funding approach that meets the individual needs of all students and positions them for success.

The pandemic has shined a bright light on the enormous inequities and lack of fairness in how we fund our schools that limit opportunities for students to one day compete for jobs.

The public health crisis has also shined a huge spotlight on the glaring disparities already in place due to our obsolete school funding approach. One example is the digital divide, which magnifies the lack of access to technology and broadband across our state. How can we prepare students for 21st century careers if they don’t

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