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Education ministry proposes four regional blocs with different requirements for the minimum number of pupils at schools

Education ministry proposes four regional blocs with different requirements for the minimum number of pupils at schools

18.04.2019

The Latvian Education and Science Ministry has come up with a proposal on four regional blocks for schools with different requirements for the minimum number of pupils, reported LETA/BNS.

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Decline in vocational education enrolments in Latvia

Decline in vocational education enrolments in Latvia

18.04.2019

Data1 compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) show that in the school year 2018/2019 vocational education enrolments accounted for 27.2 thousand, which is 4.8 % less than a year ago, while the number of entrants has not changed.

Latvian teachers to go on strike in September if their minimum wage is not raised

Latvian teachers to go on strike in September if their minimum wage is not raised

17.04.2019

The council of the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees (LIZDA) today decided to organize an indefinite strike in September if teachers’ pay rules are not amended by mid-May, informed LETA/BNS.


Estonian School of Diplomacy to start teaching Finnish top officials

Estonian School of Diplomacy to start teaching Finnish top officials

12.04.2019

The Estonian School of Diplomacy has won a public procurement organized by the Government Office of Finland, according to which approximately 100 Finnish top officials must be trained before the start of the Finnish presidency of the Council of the European Union beginning on July 1, informed LETA/BNS.

Tartu to take EUR 20 mln loan from European Investment Bank

Tartu to take EUR 20 mln loan from European Investment Bank

08.04.2019

he city government of the Estonian city Tartu and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a 20 mln euro framework loan agreement that will support the city's investments into education, informed LETA/BNS.


04.04.2019

Announced winners of the Latvian Competition of School Compositions

On the last week of March, at a solemn ceremony in the headquarters of Rietumu Bank, winners of the composition competition among Latvian pupils were announced. Riga French Lycée (founded at the request of the government of France), Riga Zolitudes Gymnasium (founded only 33 years ago, but already has received many awards), Bauska Secondary School, Daugavpils Secondary School No. 9 and other Latvian schools successfully participated in this project.

02.04.2019

Estonia: Cleveron to open robotics academy in Viljandi

The Estonian manufacturer of parcel robots Cleveron will open an academy in the southern town of Viljandi to provide professional higher education for young robotics enthusiasts in cooperation with Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences.

27.03.2019

Latvian teachers’ trade union starts procedure of strike

The council of the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees (LIZDA) today decided to launch the procedure of strike because it has not feel confident that the government this year will follow the agreed timetable on raising teachers’ wages, reported LETA.

26.03.2019

Winners of the Latvian Competition of School Compositions Announced

Last week, at a solemn ceremony in the headquarters of Rietumu Bank, winners of the composition competition among Latvian pupils were announced.

25.03.2019

Delta building of University of Tartu reaches full height

The 28.4 million euro Delta center, the new joint study and research institute of the Faculty of Economics, the Institute of Computer Science and the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Tartu, has reached its full height, reported LETA/BNS.

19.03.2019

Latvian government fails to reassure teachers' union about possibility of pay rise

The government today failed to reassure the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees (LIZDA) that money would be provided for raising teachers’ wages as promised this year, so the teachers will go ahead with their picket on Wednesday, informed LETA/BNS.

15.03.2019

European dimension in education: perspectives for Latvia

Progressive education is a vital instrument in predicting future growth and formulating a sound public policy. Modern national governance is facing several challenges, which are already generally changing traditional approaches to labour markets, university’s education and new digital economy’s applications. Besides, sustainability and circular economy issues form a new trend in education and training.

13.03.2019

Teachers' union complains to European Commission about Latvia's 2019 budget

The Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees (LIZDA) has sent the European Commission a letter, claiming violations of national education laws in Latvia’s 2019 budget, reported LETA.

28.02.2019

At least 15 schools to be reorganized and at least 5 schools liquidated in Latvia

At least 15 educational institutions will be reorganized this year, while five schools will be liquidated, although the total number may be even higher as some local governments, including Riga, have not yet finalized their school network optimization plans, according to the Education and Science Ministry's data informed LETA.

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