Historically, Corporation schools have hardly been known for encouraging girl students to question social taboos or dream big. But thanks to some collaborative efforts by schools and social organisations, that seems about to change.
The announcement of board exams for students of Classes 5 and 8 (which was subsequently rolled back) caused considerable stress to students and parents. Our citizen journalist and young parent Vadivu Mahendran makes a case for fewer exams for younger classes.
25 schools in Chennai and suburbs unrecognized Over 5900 schools in the state including 25 schools in Chennai and Tiruvallur districts are being run without No-Objection-Certificate (NOC) and recognition of the school education department. The
Dayanidhi Maran won from the Central Chennai constituency for the third time. The former cabinet minister defeated rivals from PMK and MNM, assuring voters of bringing in new jobs and solving the water crisis.
The uncertain future of more than 50 Chennai schools, the plight of the restaurant industry in times of water scarcity and some news of hope for conservancy workers — read about all of this and more in this week’s news wrap.
Meet A G Mourya, retired IPS officer and Makkal Needhi Maiam candidate from Chennai North. In this interview, he talks about the changing scene of politics in Tamil Nadu and the opportunities that this throws up.