Rural schools offered extra protection against closure

Rural schools offered extra protection against closure

Schools in rural areas are set to get more protection from closure under new rules published by the education secretary. They will be officially designated and listed to give them added protection with closure being a last resort. Kirsty Williams said it should only be considered once alternatives and impact on communities have been explored. Ms Williams said rural schools were “at the heart of community life” and should get “a fair hearing”. Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Powys, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Monmouthshire are classed as the more rural of…

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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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