Cabinet approves demerger of Nagarnar Steel Plant from NMDC; Rs 5,718 cr project for school education



a man in a blue shirt: Cabinet approves demerger of Nagarnar Steel Plant from NMDC; Rs 5,718 cr project for school education


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Cabinet approves demerger of Nagarnar Steel Plant from NMDC; Rs 5,718 cr project for school education

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the demerger of Nagarnar Steel Plant (NSP) from National Minerals Development Corporation (NMDC) Ltd and strategic disinvestment of the demerged company (NSP) by selling government’s entire stake in it to a strategic buyer, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday.

With the approval, CCEA has amended its earlier decision taken on October 27, 2016, to disinvest Nagarnar Steel Plant as a unit of NMDC. The process of demerger and disinvestment will be started in parallel and disinvestment of demerged company (NSP) is expected to be completed by September 2021, CCEA said.

NSP is a 3 million tonnes per annum (mta) integrated steel plant being set up by NMDC at Nagarnar in

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Board of Education approves 2020-21 pay increase for eligible OKCPS certified, support staff

Oklahoma City Public Schools announced Monday that the board of education approved of a 2020-21 pay increase for eligible OKCPS certified and support staff.



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The decision comes after negotiation meetings between district leaders and the Oklahoma City AFT Local 2309 of the American Federation of Teachers AFL-CIO of Oklahoma City. The pay increase will be for eligible certified staff, which a news release states is made up of teachers, nurses, counselors, speech and language pathologists, psychologists and library media specialists.

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The salary changes will include a step increase and an investment in teacher salary schedule reforms. Those reforms include an enrichment of step 0 of $500 (from $41,000 to $41,500) and step 25 (from $61,135 to $61,735).

Additional terms related to teacher transfers, assignments and evaluations also were revised Monday.

The OKCPS Board of Education also

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Board of Education approves plan to continue NTI for JCPS until late October



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Jefferson County Public Schools will continue distance learning until late October after a recommendation from the district’s superintendent amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Jefferson County Board of Education met Tuesday, in which they approved Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio’s recommendation for the school district.

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Last week, Pollio called for non-traditional instruction — NTI 2.0 — to continue up until the end of October as the state and Jefferson County continue efforts to lessen the rate of infection of COVID-19.

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“Right now we are going in the wrong direction,” Pollio said.

Jefferson County is currently in the orange category when it comes to COVID-19 cases. The Kentucky Department of Public Health recommends those in the orange or red category to continue remote learning.

Pollio would like to see the county get into

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Dallas ISD board approves hybrid-learning for high school students

In-person learning starts Monday for pre-K, kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades. Other grades will return on Oct. 5.

In a meeting Thursday night, the Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees voted to approve a hybrid learning model for high school students. 

More families than originally thought have chosen in-person learning instead of online learning, school officials said. 

Because of that, the school board adopted the hybrid model. 

In-person learning starts Monday for pre-K, kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades. Other grades will return on Oct. 5.

Officials said too many students back on campus will make it difficult to follow the distancing requirements in the classrooms. Especially in high schools where students have to file into hallways during several period changes throughout the day. 

The school board approved the request made by high school principals Thursday night in which high school students will follow a hybrid model to begin the

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