Provide gadgets, Internet to poor students for online classes: Delhi HC to schools – education

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The Delhi High Court on Friday directed private unaided schools and Kendriya Vidyalayas in the city to provide poor students with gadgets and Internet connections for online classes during Covid-19.

Justice Manmohan said that to address the intra-class discrimination between 25% of students from the economically weaker section/disadvantaged groups (EWS/DG) and 75% of students who pay fees, schools are directed to supply gadgets as well as Internet packs so that they have access to online classes.

The two-judge bench gave its verdict Friday after hearing a plea by an NGO Justice for All through advocates Khagesh B Jha and Shikha Sharma Bagga, who had sought that EWS/DG students be provided with laptops and smartphones with high-speed Internet connections.

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In its 94-page judgment, the court said that the cost of such gadgets/digital equipment as well as Internet package is

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HISD investigating ‘inappropriate communications’ to students while learning online

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Learning or working remotely has been a big convenience during the pandemic.

HISD investigating ‘inappropriate communications’ to students while learning online



But it also comes with big concerns.

“You know, there are going to be issues because that’s just technology,” Michael Garfield, the “High Tech Texan,” said.

Garfield wasn’t surprised to hear that multiple Houston ISD students or families reported inappropriate communications while learning online.

It’s something the district announced Wednesday that it is thoroughly investigating.

“We are taking steps to disable certain functions on the platform to prevent further instances of disruptive, intrusive and inappropriate messages to students,” HISD wrote in a statement.

“You know, there’s always third party, fourth party, fifth party hackers,” said Garfield. “It could also be a prank by students.”

HISD said the issues occurred while students used Microsoft Teams, a platform for hosting online classes.

It’s unclear how pervasive

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Baltimore-area schools start the year with online education. Thousands of students lack a way to engage.

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On the first day of a new school year in the midst of a pandemic, tens of thousands of students will likely be left behind, unable to show up Tuesday to greet their classmates and teachers on a computer screen.

a man using a laptop computer holding a cell phone: Allison Engel, a teacher at Ridge Ruxton School, teaches a summer school math class.

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Allison Engel, a teacher at Ridge Ruxton School, teaches a summer school math class.

Despite efforts by Baltimore-area school systems, students who lack internet access or a laptop won’t be signing on to the live online classes, their only opportunity for instruction until schools reopen. And they aren’t likely to get connected quickly.

The Maryland Department of Education has no reliable data on how many of its approximately 900,000 public school students lack access to a reliable internet connection or computers. Neither do many school system officials who say they’ve spent the summer attempting to reach disconnected households.

“The fact

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Asia Silicon Valley Pangyo special — MIK HOT SPOT Online Exhibition opens on August 28 | Nachricht

New attempt to promote Korean companies to domestic and foreign markets in post-coronavirus era!

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AVING NEWS’ Korea’s only convention media and online exhibition center by itself, began this project to help Korean companies to enter the domestic and foreign markets through MIK HOT SPOT (Made in Korea Online Exhibition) on its way to become the global online hot spot.

The online exhibition consists of opening the MIK ONLINE HOT SPOT exhibition, business introduction video for buyers and investors, domestic and global promotion, target promotion for MIK HOT SPOT network, and post-management after contacting the buyers and investors, open for 365 days a year.

The 11 companies that participated in MIK HOT SPOT_Asia Silicon Valley Pangyo are as follows.

  • J2C
  • 3E
  • WAEM
  • Minglecon
  • Innopresso
  • AlphaBit
  • Mr. Mind
  • Alpha Circle
  • Xabyss
  • Xinova Asia
  • Spring Onward


J2C is a small giant that develops

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Schools face shortages on critical supplies needed for online learning

SAN FRANCISCO — Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year’s most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found.

The world’s three biggest computer companies, Lenovo, HP and Dell, have told school districts they have a shortage of nearly 5 million laptops, in some cases exacerbated by Trump administration sanctions on Chinese suppliers, according to interviews with over two dozen U.S. schools, districts in 15 states, suppliers, computer companies and industry analysts.

As the school year begins virtually in many places because of the coronavirus, educators nationwide worry that computer shortfalls will compound the inequities — and the headaches for students, families and teachers.

“This is going to be like asking an artist to paint a picture without paint. You can’t have a kid do distance learning

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93 percent of public schools already received online gadgets – DepEd

The Department of Education (DepEd) announced 93 percent of public schools nationwide have already received over 1 million devices and gadgets for use by students and teachers this upcoming school year.


DepEd Director for Information and Communications Technology Service (ICTS) Abram Abanil, in a recent virtual press briefing, said a total of 1,042,575 of these devices have been distributed to 43,948 public schools nationwide.

“These devices will be used to support online learning of students and to augment existing devices which are already at hand in our schools,” he said in a mix of English and Filipino. “This accounts for 93 percent of all schools that have computers, laptops, and tablets which can be used by the students.”

Abanil noted these devices were procured as early as December.

“But because of COVID-19, the deliveries were affected but these will be done by the end of this year,” he

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School students collect gadgets to help rural girls study online

a group of people posing for the camera: members with a former Carmel Convent teacher who motivated them to help rural girls. (HT Photo)

© Provided by Hindustan Times members with a former Carmel Convent teacher who motivated them to help rural girls. (HT Photo)

In a heartwarming gesture five city students from classes 11 and 12 in a private school have started a project,, to collect and donate mobile phones, tablets and laptops to facilitate online learning in the times of Covid-19 to girls in rural areas.

Saachi Ahuja, Ustatt Anand, Samridhi Verma, Tara Khanna and Divjot Kaur were motivated to start the project by Karnail Kaur, a former teacher of Carmel Convent and now principal of Green Field Public School in Nadiali, a village located on the outskirts of Chandigarh.

The grim reality, shares Kaur, is that there are countless students who are unable to access online classes as they don’t have smartphones or laptops as their families are unable to afford them. Significantly, there are gender based inequalities when

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Students’ access to internet, devices focus of online education panel

Former North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue joined Sen. Deanna Ballard and Sharon Contreras, superintendent of Guilford County Schools virtually Thursday to discuss connectivity concerns for North Carolina students.The virtual briefing was held Thursday morning as families across the Triad prepare to send their students back to school next month. Perdue, now the managing director at Perdue Strategy and founder of digiLEARN, said she believed the state needed to invest in connectivity and it should be thought of like other forms of infrastructure including electricity and plumbing.”Technology should be wrapped right into that definition,” she said. “We need to figure out a way to finance a massive infusion of infrastructure into our cities and small towns and schools and hospitals.”Perdue said it will take significant investment, but that it is imperative to ensuring children have their constitutional right to an equitable education in North Carolina. Speaking specifically to concerns within Guilford … Read More

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Gov’t urged to remove taxes on gadgets to be used for online classes

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A lawmaker on Saturday appealed to the government to remove taxes imposed on gadgets to be used by teachers and students for online classes.

Computers, mobile phones, tablets and other communication devices to be used for blended learning should not be taxed, Quezon City Representative Precious Hipolito Castelo said.

“Removing taxes will considerably reduce the cost of these devices and gadgets, and make them affordable to poor learners and teachers,” the lawmaker said.

Castelo said customs and tariff duties plus 12% value added tax are imposed on the products mentioned if these are imported.

The lawmaker also asked telecommunications companies to improve their Internet and mobile connectivity signals especially in rural areas.

“They can do that if they want to. During the recent lockdown, they offered to boost signals for free. Internet became faster. Now, it’s

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