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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 21.09.2020, 21:45

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Coronavirus spreading in 4 schools, 3 kindergartens in Tallinn

Coronavirus spreading in 4 schools, 3 kindergartens in Tallinn

16.09.2020

Sick children in schools and kindergartens have resulted in four schools and three kindergartens in Tallinn transitioning to distance learning -- according to the Health Board, the measures taken so far in the capital have been very welcome, the Estonian daily Postimees writes, cites LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Covid-19, Education and Science, Estonia, Legislation, Medicine



BFM's student film wins student Oscar

BFM's student film wins student Oscar

16.09.2020

A film made for the Film Arts curriculum of the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM) has been picked as one of the winners of the 47th Student Academy Awards, announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, reports LETA/BNS.

Estonian teachers want minimum pay to be raised to EUR 1,428

Estonian teachers want minimum pay to be raised to EUR 1,428

16.09.2020

The Estonian Educational Personnel Union wants the minimum pay of teachers in Estonia to be raised to at least 1,428 euros a month in 2021, reported LETA/BNS.


Latvian Government supports allocation of EUR 4 mln to buy new laptops for schools

Latvian Government supports allocation of EUR 4 mln to buy new laptops for schools

15.09.2020

The Cabinet of Ministers today supported allocation of EUR 3.97 mln to the Education and Science Ministry from the government's contingency funds for technical equipment upgrades in schools, LETA informed.

Self-isolation period for those arriving in Latvia from other countries cut to 10 days

Self-isolation period for those arriving in Latvia from other countries cut to 10 days

15.09.2020

The Cabinet of Ministers in Latvia on September 15th approved the Health Ministry's proposal to cut the self-isolation period for residents returning to Latvia from abroad from fourteen days to ten days, with several exceptions, informs LETA.


15.09.2020

Tallinn schools dispersing students, implementing partial distance learning

In order to curb a growing threat of the coronavirus, Tallinn schools have begun dispersing students and partially switching to distance learning where needed from Monday.

14.09.2020

Estonian Riigikogu has a new system for making verbatim reports

The Estonian parliament (Riigikogu) is using a new system for preparing verbatim reports of the sittings from September 14th; the system called Hans, developed by the Estonian IT company Finestmedia, uses the speech recognition technology created in Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), informs LETA/BNS.

14.09.2020

30 Lithuanian schools affected by coronavirus, 43 people ill

Thirty educational establishments in Lithuania have been affected by positive coronavirus cases among their students and staff, with a total of 43 people diagnosed with COVID-19 and 561 placed into isolation, an epidemiologists said on September 14th, reports LETA/BNS.

11.09.2020

Study: up to 3% Lithuanians have had coronavirus

Between 1.3% and 2.8% of people in six Lithuanian municipalities have had the coronavirus, writes LETA/BNS, according to an antibody study carried out by researchers at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) and Vilnius University. 

10.09.2020

Number of young Latvians with higher education growing faster than in OECD countries on average

- From 2009 to 2029 the number of 25 to 34 years-old Latvians with higher education grew by 12 percentage points, while across all member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) the increase was 9 percentage points, according to the OECD's annual report Education at a Glance 2020, referred LETA.

10.09.2020

Estonia to toughen regulation on working, study by foreigners

The Estonian government on September 10th gave its nod to a draft legislation to amend several laws that would toughen the regulation concerning employment and study by foreigners in Estonia, informs LETA/BNS.

10.09.2020

Latvia's expenditure per student was 2 times smaller than on average across OECD countries in 2017

In 2017, Latvia's expenditure per student was two times smaller than on average across the members states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), informs LETA, according to the OECD's annual report Education at a Glance 2020.

09.09.2020

OECD: Vocational education popular among people older than 25 in Estonia

Education at a Glance 2020, a collection of education statistics recently published by the OECD, highlights that the Estonian vocational education system is highlighted by its accessibility and its popularity among people over the age of 25.

07.09.2020

Estonia: TalTech to partially switch to remote learning

The Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is temporarily switching its English-language courses to remote learning from Wednesday due to nine students having tested positive for the coronavirus, writes LETA/BNS.

07.09.2020

Over 200 Lithuanian students, their parents, teachers in coronavirus isolation

Over 200 students and their parents and teachers are currently in isolation in Lithuania because of confirmed COVID-19 cases, a senior epidemiologist said LETA/BNS.

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