HC stays shifting of distance education courses to open university

The provisions in the Sree Narayana Open University Ordinance to shift the distance and continuing education programmes and private registration of students from Kerala, Calicut, Mahatma Gandhi, and Kannur Universities and to vest it in the open university was stayed by the Kerala High Court.

The court directed the Special Government Pleader and the Standing Counsel for the University Grants Commission to inform the court whether the open university had obtained the necessary recognition from the UGC for the educational programmes.

On a question from the court whether the government had approached the UGC for necessary recognition for the university to start functioning, the Special Prosecutor sought time to file the reply.

The UGC provisions stipulates that that no higher educational institutions shall offer distance learning programme or other online programmes and admit leaders without obtaining the commission recognition. The UGC also stipulates that admissions shall not be made by

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Schools likely to Open Post-Diwali, says School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad

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Maharashtra School Reopening News: Putting minds and hearts of lakhs of students and their parents at ease, Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has said that the state government is not planning to reopen schools anytime soon, until the pandemic situation is brought under control. Ms Gaikwad informed that the current prevailing situation is not suitable for school reopening and that the state government may consider proposal to reopen schools only after Diwali.

Virtual Classes, Special Classes to continue

Speaking to media persons at a press meet, Ms Gaikwad said that schools have been conducting virtual classes and teachers have been taking special classes for students in some areas. This will continue in near future, until Diwali, after which the Government may consider a proposal to reopen schools in the state. Education Minister was also found to be COVID-19 positive and has recovered fully now.

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Prince Harry and Meghan open up about son Archie’s 1st steps and importance of girls’ education in interview with Malala Yousafzai

The couple spoke with Malala Yousafzai on International Day of the Girl.

In a virtual discussion with Nobel Prize laureate and activist Malala Yousafzai on International Day of the Girl, the couple shared that Archie is starting to walk.

“It’s just fantastic because I think in so many ways, we are fortunate to be able to have this time to watch him grow,” added Meghan. “In the absence of COVID, we would be traveling and working more externally and we’d miss a lot of those moments. So

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Open varsity will make higher education accessible to all: CM

The government intends to provide higher education in different streams to all sections of society through Sree Narayana Guru Open University, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday.

“This is a platform to make higher education accessible to all skilled, eligible, and desirous persons,” he added, inaugurating Kerala’s first open university named after the social reformer through videoconferencing.

Pointing out that modern Kerala was indebted to Sree Narayana Guru, he said the changes brought about by Guru were not limited to any particular community, but benefited an entire spectrum of people.

Observing that Guru always exhorted others to gain knowledge, the Chief Minister said the university was an extension of that thought.

“No education system can sustain without focusing on agriculture, industry, vocational skills and technology that form the backbone of our economy,” he added.

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Apart from conventional courses, the university will also offer skill development programmes. Chooravilas Complex

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New Haven to open three learning hubs to help students access remote learning

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven students having trouble logging onto remote learning will soon have a new place to access it.

RELATED: 23% of students are not fully engaging in online learning, New Haven Public Schools says

Three learning hubs will open on Oct. 5. Students can go to Barnard Environmental Center, Coogan Pavilion, and Trowbridge Environmental Center to get the support they need to succeed.

New Haven hopes to open more learning hubs in the near future. The hubs will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will serve first to ninth grade.

Students will have to bring their own learning devices. City leaders said physical outdoor and indoor activities will also take place.

1,500 kids in New Haven are not logging onto remote learning. Students who are having those issues will be prioritized.

The city hopes to keep the program going throughout the school

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New Reptile Zoo and Education Center Set to Open In Enfield

ENFIELD, CT — If it crawls, slithers or hisses, chances are you’ll find it at a unique zoo and learning center soon to open in the South Road plaza: Riverside Reptiles Education Center. The first business of its kind in town is slated to open to the public Oct. 10.

Over 50 species of amphibians and reptiles will be on display in the Exhibit Gallery, including an 8-foot alligator, venomous snakes, various types of turtles and a variety of lizards.

Owner Brian Kleinman has always had a fascination for animals, with a special soft spot for the “creepy crawlies,” he recently said in a newsletter for the White Memorial Conservation Center. With an educational background in biology, he began to achieve his dream of educating others about the animals he loves. He has worked at a variety of zoos and educational centers, including the Roaring Brook Nature Center and the

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Some Schools Now Open For Small Special Education Classes

While most schools in California remain closed for in-person classes, some districts are welcoming students with special needs back to campus – even as debate swirls about safety and districts’ obligation to uphold special education laws.

According to guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health on Sept. 4, classes for high-needs students may begin meeting in person, as long as students and teachers meet strict safety protocols. High-needs students can include students with disabilities, foster youth, homeless students, English learners and other students who receive extra services at school.

Classes are limited to 14 students and two adults, and are reserved for those who need occupational or speech therapy or other services that are not delivered well online.

Offering in-person classes is not mandatory, and the state is not tracking which districts have chosen to offer classes in person. Students in special education are not required to return

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Florida education commissioner orders Miami to open schools

A school district spokeswoman said the letter was being reviewed; the school board scheduled an emergency meeting for Sept. 29 to figure out next steps.

Miami-Dade is one of a few districts that started the 2020-21 school year with all-remote learning after winning permission from the administration of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) because of exceptionally high coronavirus rates.

Corcoran’s letter came as a surprise to Miami-Dade officials. The Miami Herald quoted Hantman as saying, “It’s just very strange to me and I think it took everyone by surprise. I’m very much in favor of opening schools but when it’s safe.”

Daisy Gonzalez-Diego, chief communications officer for the district, said in a statement emailed to The Post:

“Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is carefully reviewing the letter received from the Commissioner of Education on Friday. The District was prepared to launch Stage II of our reopening plan, under the adjusted timeline

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State education commissioner tells Miami schools to open by Oct. 5 or prove exceptions

Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran wrote a letter to Miami-Dade County Public Schools calling for schools to be fully open by Oct. 5 or ask for exemptions on a school-by-school basis.

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The School Board on Friday morning received Corcoran’s three-page letter, which was addressed to Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman. He begins the letter by expressing “grave concerns” about the board’s recent vote for a delayed start to a soft and conditional opening of schools Oct. 14 with all schools opening for those who wish to return to the schoolhouse on Oct. 21.

Corcoran said Tuesday’s vote “directly contradicts” the reopening plan the school district submitted to the state. He charged it also clashes with Miami-Dade County’s transition to Phase 2 on Sept. 14. That transition cleared the way for schools to reopen for in-person learning and triggered the reopening of movie theaters,

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State tells Miami schools to open or prove exemptions

Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran wrote a letter to Miami-Dade County Public Schools calling for schools to be fully open by Oct. 5 or ask for exemptions on a school-by-school basis.

The School Board on Friday morning received Corcoran’s three-page letter, which was addressed to Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman. He begins the letter by expressing “grave concerns” about the board’s recent vote for a delayed start to a soft and conditional opening of schools Oct. 14 with all schools opening for those who wish to return to the schoolhouse on Oct. 21.

Corcoran said Tuesday’s vote “directly contradicts” the reopening plan the school district submitted to the state. He charged it also clashes with Miami-Dade County’s transition to Phase 2 on Sept. 14. That transition cleared the way for schools to reopen for in-person learning and triggered the reopening of movie theaters, arcades and

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