Students seek social protection after TISS cancels scholarship

Students seek social protection after TISS cancels scholarship

Students at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) have decided to move the in-house social protection office (SPO) after the institute decided to scrap the educational assistance provided to students from socially backward categories. The SPO is responsible to ensure that measures taken to benefit students are implemented properly. The move came after TISS issued a clarification following an uproar from students. The clarification said that the institute would provide assistance to the students from scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST) and other backward category (OBC) students who are eligible…

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Upper Perkiomen School District Cancels Classes Amid Feared Threat Posted Online

Upper Perkiomen School District Cancels Classes Amid Feared Threat Posted Online

A Montgomery County school district canceled classes for all students Monday amid a police investigation into a threat against students that police said didn’t appear to be a threat after all. The Upper Perkiomen School District in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania received an anonymous direct threat on Instagram, superintendent Dr. Alexis McGloin told NBC10. “Due to a concern with safety and welfare of our students, school will be canceled for the day,” said McGloin in a letter to parents and guardians posted to the district’s website and on Facebook around 5:30 a.m….

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