delhi school news: Delhi HC directs unaided private, govt schools to provide gadgets, internet to EWS students

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday directed unaided private schools and government schools like Kendriya Vidyalayas and others to provide gadgets and internet package to students of the economically weaker section (EWS) to take online classes.

A division bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Sanjeev Narula, while passing the judgement, clarified that the cost of such gadgets and digital equipments as well as internet package are not a part of tuition fee and have to be provided free of cost to the EWS / DG students by private unaided schools and government schools like Kendriya Vidyalayas.

“The RTE (Right to Education) Act lays down the material foundation for creating equal opportunities for everyone in order to reach the ultimate goal of socio-economic justice. Good quality education translates into better employment avenues. By ensuring that EWS students are admitted to private schools we can strive to achieve socio-economic equality,”

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Best laptops for high school students in 2020 that are in stock

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Whether your high schooler is still doing full-on remote learning, is 100% back in a school building or doing a hybrid of the two, a good laptop is going to be important for getting through the school year. This list highlighting the best laptop for high school students is all about machines that provide reliable, everyday performance and long battery life but in sizes that can fit into an average backpack and at prices around or below $1,000. 

With more people learning and working from home though, the increased need for inexpensive laptops means models frequently come in and out of stock at retailers. The greater demand also means third-party sellers are listing laptops for a little or a lot more than their regular price. For example, one of my favorite Chromebooks at the moment is the Lenovo Chromebook Duet, which is listed for $399

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Lackawanna Trail fully reopens for first day of school | Education

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FACTORYVILLE — For the first time in six months, John Yanniello stood in front of a classroom full of children.

Unlike most area students, those at Lackawanna Trail will be in their classroom five days a week — spaced at least several feet apart and wearing masks.

On Thursday, Yanniello met the fourth graders in his math class. He also positioned a stand with his laptop so that other students, whose parents chose a virtual option, could see the math class, too.

Staying apart, Lackawanna Trail students came together for the first day of an unprecedented school year.

“I’m just happy they’re back,” Yanniello said as his students ate lunch in his classroom instead of the cafeteria due to social distancing efforts. “They seem happy to be back as well.”

While most school districts in Northeast Pennsylvania chose hybrid or fully virtual models for reopening, the Wyoming County district chose

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The best accessories to improve your school from home experience

As the coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately carried on into the beginning of a new school year, many are having to turn their homes into classrooms. Whether conducting class sessions from home is new for you or not, these accessories can make schooling from home easier and, hopefully, a less frustrating experience.

This guide is focused on the small gadgets and accessories that can make the moment-to-moment of each day go seamlessly. And their utility isn’t limited to just schooling. Most of these products will make life in general a little bit better, so your investment will likely pay off after school hours, too.

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Having lots of paper around for taking notes is usually essential, but Rocketbook’s notebook aims to eliminate massive paper usage through erasable pages that take advantage of the cloud. With the app, you can upload each page of notes or pictures to Google Drive or

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As COVID looms over school year, Rep. Joe Kennedy hits Sen. Ed Markey on 1996 Telecommunications Act, broadband access; both press for stimulus deal to help parents, students

Rep. Joe Kennedy on Tuesday night took aim at one of Sen. Ed Markey’s signature bills, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, arguing too many families still cannot afford cable service or access broadband at a time of confusion and concerns for public health as teachers and parents grapple with COVID-19 heading into the school year.

In a WCVB debate, both candidates urgently pressed the federal government to assist cash-strapped states and towns with an injection of stimulus aid to help schools reopen safely and to assist with hybrid or remote learning where necessary.

Neither advocated a one-size-fits-all approach.

Markey said communities must “err on the side of caution” until “there’s a guarantee that these schools are safe.” He added that he’s pushing for $4 billion to expand internet access, broadband and Wi-Fi hotspots across the country and Massachusetts to prevent “homework and opportunity gaps” because “we have to anticipate those

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Ideal for going back to school

(Pocket-lint) – Looking for a new Chromebook? Chromebooks have been getting more and more successful, and are available from many big names in laptops including HP, Acer and Asus.

Education has also been a big market for the devices, but they’re also great for a simple home laptop for Gmail, Google Docs and web browsing. 

Chrome OS is Google’s alternative to Windows and, essentially, is a more complex version of the Chrome browser with a desktop. It’s ridiculously simple to use, updates itself and lacks the confusion and complexity that often hobbles Windows and macOS. That said, it is less capable for professional use than the other operating systems. But for most users at home or in education it provides more than enough functionality.

Here’s our list of the best Chrome OS laptops and we’ll be adding more in as time goes on. 

Our pick of the best Chromebooks

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School websites have the info students need

With schools in the Twin Harbors set to begin the 2020-21 school year this coming week, all have adopted some form of online learning based on recommendations from local and state health departments.

Here’s a quick rundown of what each district is doing and where to find more information.

Aberdeen School District

According to a letter to school district staff published on the district website on Aug. 24, due to a spike in cases, the Aberdeen School District is “not able to offer any in-person options for instruction at this time.”

The district will open the school year in a “100 percent distance-only format,” also known as remote or online learning, for all grade levels across all schools in the district.

The site says the district will be monitoring local COVID transmission rates and will adjust its plan accordingly.

For more information, visit

Hoquiam School District

Schools in the

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Student’s Laptop Catches Fire During Remote School Class, Warning Issued to Parents

A North Carolina school system has issued a warning to parents after a student’s Chromebook laptop caught fire. In an email, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools district said parents should not leave laptops plugged in and unsupervised for long periods of time, particularly overnight.

Goolsby Elementary School third grader Ava Dweck, 9, takes an online class at a friend's home during the first week of distance learning for the Clark County School District amid the spread of the coronavirus on August 25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A student from North Carolina recently had his Chromebook spark and smoke as he was attending a Zoom class.

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Goolsby Elementary School third grader Ava Dweck, 9, takes an online class at a friend’s home during the first week of distance learning for the Clark County School District amid the spread of the coronavirus on August 25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A student from North Carolina recently had his Chromebook spark and smoke as he was attending a Zoom class.

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The parents of the student sent pictures of a damaged laptop to WXII 12 News, an NBC-affiliated local TV network in Winston-Salem, reporting that their son was

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Ericsson, UNICEF Launch Global Partnership to Map School Internet Connectivity

Ericsson and UNICEF announced today a global partnership to help map school connectivity in 35 countries by the end of 2023. Mapping the internet connectivity landscape for schools and their surrounding communities is a critical first step towards providing every child with access to digital learning opportunities.

Children use their tablet and work with each other at the UNICEF supported Debate e-Learning Centre in a village.

This joint effort is part of the Giga initiative. Launched last year and led by UNICEF and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Giga aims to connect every school to the internet. Ericsson is the first private sector partner to make a multimillion-dollar commitment to the initiative and does so as a Global UNICEF Partner for School Connectivity Mapping.

According to the ITU, 360 million young people currently do not have access to the internet. This results in exclusion, fewer resources to learn, and limited

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Gadgets for back to school during COVID-19

Check out these back to school gadgets perfect for the classroom or home.

The start of the school year is quickly approaching. This year may look different than previous years, but luckily there are some products to help children, parents and teachers along the way.

The best part is these gadgets work whether learning is being done from the classroom or at home. Check out these gadgets recommended by Gadget Nation author, Steve Greenberg:

The Soluna Light Alarm Clock from La Crosse Technology — ensures there’s a glow for every day and every mood with a variety of light settings. Choose to illuminate your room with your favorite color or pick one of the vibrant color gradients. If you find it’s hard to choose you can set the clock to cycle through all the color options. This slim profile alarm clock offers all the features of a traditional alarm clock,

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