School Reopen News in India: Resumption of Normal Classes Deferred in These 2 BJP-Ruled States | Read Details

New Delhi: The Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh government has decided not to reopen primary and middle schools in the state for now. Also Read – Beach Lovers, Here’s Why You Should Choose Gokarna Over Goa as Your Next Travel Destination

“We are not going to take the risk of reopening primary (Classes 1 to 5) and middle (Classes 6 to 8) schools after October 15 for now,” state Education Minister Inder Singh Parmar asserted. Also Read – Madhya Pradesh: BJP MLA’s Daughter Alleges Dowry Harassment, Complaint Filed

He stated that reopening schools for primary and middle classes are too risky and if something happens to a child, the state government will be at the receiving end. Also Read – Unlock 5: Flexible Attendance, Masks Mandatory; Education Ministry Issues Guidelines For Reopening Schools

The state has partially reopened schools for Classes 9 to 12 with limited students since September 21

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When is the October half term in Scotland? 2020 October school holiday dates – and whether you should book a trip away

Many families are considering staycations this year as coronavirus cases spike in Europe.

After a return to school in August, the next break for kids in Scotland will be in October.

These are the dates for the October half term, with advice on booking a trip away.

When is the October half term?

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Generally in Scotland, October half term will fall somewhere between October 18 and October 21.

However, this may vary depending on where in the country you’re located, and what school your child attends.

You can check the exact dates for October half term by selecting your local council area on this website.

Will it be safe to go on holiday in October?

Coronavirus cases are climbing across the UK, with outbreaks also occurring in Europe and across the world. It’s a fact that makes

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White House overruled CDC on school reopening and cruise guidelines, reports say

Media reports in recent weeks suggest top White House officials overruled CDC on guidelines concerning the reopening of schools and cruise line operations. Meanwhile, former FDA commissioners are raising concerns about reports the White House could try to intervene on vaccine standards for the new coronavirus.

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US new coronavirus cases top 7.2M, deaths surpass 205K

U.S. officials as of Wednesday morning reported a total of 7,219,800 cases of the novel coronavirus virus since the country’s epidemic began—up from 7,176,500 cases reported as of Tuesday morning.

According to data from the New York Times, the rates of newly reported coronavirus cases are “staying high” in Puerto Rico and 22 states that have had a daily average of at least 15 newly reported cases per 100,000 people over the past week. Those states are Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas,

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Five-star SC resort trying to lure families in the fall with remote school option | Business

For those who can afford it, the “remote” part of remote learning can be taken quite literally this fall as more destinations, including a high-end resort in the Lowcountry, roll out “schoolcation” packages.  

The five-star Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton — which this time last year was in the news as the location of pop singer Justin Bieber and model Hailey Baldwin‘s wedding — is among the dozens of hotels and resorts worldwide rolling out new amenities for families whose children are attending school virtually. 

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin arrive in Bluffton for their SC wedding

Dubbed “Montage Academy,” enrollees will have access to an “all-day monitored study hall” with high-speed internet and around-the clock access to virtual tutoring, according to a statement about the program, which debuted earlier this month. The fee is $175 per day, or $725 per school week.

Start and finish times for a student’s school day at the resort would be

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School holiday travel deals and spring escapes

Far south discoveries on Ulva

Escape to the tranquillity and beauty of predator-free Ulva Island, just off Stewart Island. Opening this Saturday, September 26, the island is alive with native birdsong. Here, bird lovers can go on 45-minute-long guided walks during a 2.5-hour Ulva Island Explorer trip, priced from $99pp (adult). Alternatively, a four-hour Wild Kiwi Encounter, priced from $199pp, includes a two-hour guided forest walk, spotting Rakiura Tokoeka (southern brown kiwi) . These tours begin on October 1 and depart Fridays to Mondays. Two children, through to 18-year-olds, can travel for free with each paying adult on the Stewart Island Ferry, the Ulva Island Explorer and on the Village & Bays Tour. Travel by October 11. If you’re booking a late evening Wild Kiwi Encounter, you’ll need to book accommodation on Stewart Island.
Contact: Stewart Island Experience, freephone 0800 000 5111 or email [email protected] , or check all tours

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The future of travel | London Business School

Precedents to Covid

“There’s going to be all sorts of changes that are here with us forever. The added security that was introduced after 9/11 has been there ever since. We expect now to be looking at the liquids we put in the bags. We expect to be going through the x-ray machines. They’re here, we’re not going to change them.

“This is a bigger hit but it’ll be the similar: there’ll be lots of changes, we don’t even know yet what they really are. I suspect we’re going to be asked to prove our health before we get on the flight.

“There are other parallels. It is easy to forget that in Britain, there was the mad cow disease phase which really shut down travel in Britain. At that time, I was involved with Youth Hostel Association and lot of youth hostels around Britain were shut because you couldn’t

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Temporary school closings continue; New York adds five states to travel quarantine

This story was reported by Catherine Carrera, Matthew Chayes, Joan Gralla, Bart Jones, and John Valenti. It was written by Jones.

Two schools in the William Floyd School District were closed Tuesday after a middle school student tested positive for COVID-19, while a BOCES school in Hicksville where a staff member tested positive will halt in-person instruction until Oct. 5, officials said.

Other cases were reported in Lindenhurst and Riverhead schools, as well as in Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, though those schools did not close.

These decisions by school administrators are among a series of temporary shutdowns of Long Island classrooms as virus cases emerge during the first few weeks of the region’s return to classroom instruction.

At the state level, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said five states registering a high positive test rate for COVID-19 were added Tuesday to the list of areas

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Almost 60% of students in India travel to school on foot: Survey

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As many as 59.7 percent of the students in India walk to school with the number being much higher in rural areas, according to the National Statistical Organisation’s (NSO) latest report on education.

The percentage of girls travelling to school on foot is higher than the average at 62 percent, while it is 57.9 percent for boys. The same trend is observed when data for rural and urban areas is looked at separately.

While 61.4 percent of boys walk to school in rural areas, the percentage of girls stands at 66.5 and in urban areas it is 57.9 percent and 62 percent respectively.

The second most preferred mode of travel is public transport, with 12.4 percent of the students using it in the country. In rural areas, 11.3 percent students use public transport to travel to school while a significantly higher percentage, 15.3, use it

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