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==== School as a community space for Vidyagama ====
 
==== School as a community space for Vidyagama ====
 
While community spaces will need to be identified, the school itself is the first choice for such a community space - as it would score high on student safety as well as hygiene. Limited school opening with adequate safeguards is an option to be explored, considering multiple factors to ensure safety and learning. Staggering classes, regrouping classes into smaller cohorts, combining in-school and out-of-school activities, with support from community facilitators are some strategies to start out with.  
 
While community spaces will need to be identified, the school itself is the first choice for such a community space - as it would score high on student safety as well as hygiene. Limited school opening with adequate safeguards is an option to be explored, considering multiple factors to ensure safety and learning. Staggering classes, regrouping classes into smaller cohorts, combining in-school and out-of-school activities, with support from community facilitators are some strategies to start out with.  
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Limited school opening is being argued on many grounds now, see  [https://www.indiaspend.com/reopening-public-services-is-as-important-as-reopening-the-economy reopening public services important for marginalized,]  [https://www.economist.com/leaders/2020/07/18/the-risks-of-keeping-schools-closed-far-outweigh-the-benefits? risks outweigh benefits] 
    
===== School attendance and class organization =====
 
===== School attendance and class organization =====

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