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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 07.04.2020, 16:34

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Covid-19 Latvia: Learning in classrooms unlikely to resume this semester - Suplinska

Covid-19 Latvia: Learning in classrooms unlikely to resume this semester - Suplinska

07.04.2020

Learning in classrooms is unlikely to resume before the end of this semester, Education and Science Minister Ilga Suplinska (New Conservative Party) told members of the Saeima Education, Culture and Science Committee on Tuesday, referred LETA.

Keyword tags: Covid-19, Crisis, Education and Science, Latvia



Educational revolution: the needs and solutions

Educational revolution: the needs and solutions

03.04.2020

Working online has inspired the education community to reassess the teacher’s role in delivering knowledge and secure student’s analytical skills. Education process has been changed since the widespread digital facilities entered students and teachers’ environment. The age-old education systems are facing dramatic challenges, a sort of “educational revolution”.

Covid-19 Latvia: State-underwritten study and student loan borrowers offered to postpone principal payments by six months

Covid-19 Latvia: State-underwritten study and student loan borrowers offered to postpone principal payments by six months

02.04.2020

The government today supported the Education and Science Ministry's amendments to the Cabinet regulations permitting borrowers to put off principal payments on their state-underwritten student and study loans by up to six months, informed LETA.


Covid-19: Schools will not return to usual regime this school year

Covid-19: Schools will not return to usual regime this school year

31.03.2020

It is clear that distance learning in Latvian general and professional schools will last, and, possibly, the usual regime will not be resumed this school year, said Education and Science Minister Ilga Suplinska (New Conservative Party) in an interview with the Latvian public television today, referred LETA.

Platform crashes on 1st day of remote schooling in Lithuania

Platform crashes on 1st day of remote schooling in Lithuania

30.03.2020

An electronic education platform crashed on Monday, the 1st day of remote schooling, in Lithuania as it failed to withstand the workload, wrirtes LETA/BNS.


30.03.2020

Application round opens for French-Estonian research cooperation program

The French-Estonian cooperation program Parrot travel grants application round is now open for 2021-2022, informed LETA/BNS.

17.03.2020

Estonia: Tallinn makes free lunches available to pupils while schools are closed

Pupils of Tallinn's schools will be able to get a daily free school lunch again starting from Wednesday under a special arrangement approved by the city's authorities, reported LETA/BNS.

13.03.2020

Estonian National Library closes until further notice

The Estonian National Library will remain closed from Friday until further notice, the library announced on Friday morning referre LETA/BNS.

25.02.2020

Merko to build music, ballet school for Estonian state for EUR 35 mln

The Estonian state real estate development company RKAS and listed builder AS Merko Ehitus on Tuesday signed a 34.7 mln euro contract on the construction of the building of the Tallinn Music and Ballet School in central Tallinn.

17.02.2020

National Library to focus on creation of digital archives in cooperation with universities

In the following years, the National Library of Latvia will focus on the creation of digital archives in cooperation with higher education institutions and the Education and Science Ministry, the library's director Andris Vilks told LETA.

13.02.2020

Lithuania raises pay for Lithuanian language teachers in Belarus, Poland, Kaliningrad

The government has increased by 50% allowances for Lithuanian language teachers in Belarus, Poland and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, informed LETA/BNS.

10.02.2020

Court overrules government's decision not to reappoint Muiznieks as University of Latvia rector

The Administrative District Court has ruled the government's decision not to approve the reelection of Indrikis Muiznieks' as University of Latvia rector unlawful, according to the ruling obtained by LETA.

06.02.2020

Solutions dictated by the need for IT professionals: from non-formal education to corporate academies

The growing demand for IT specialists is heating the market not only in the world or Lithuania, but also in Kaunas. In order to prevent the limited supply of skilled workers from becoming a barrier to development and growth, companies are taking a variety of decisions. Nowadays they start looking for talent not in universities but in high schools. However, an equally important factor - the retraining of adults - brings some fresh perspectives and pushes companies to look at the shortage of professionals in a different way.

05.02.2020

Estonian ministry revokes activity license of Krabi School

The Estonian Ministry of Education and Research on Wednesday revoked the activity license of Krabi School, located in the rural municipality of Rouge near the Estonian-Latvian border, writes LETA/BNS.

05.02.2020

AmCham Latvia: A new higher education governance model is a must

In order to create a higher-value added economy, to provide a high quality and modern education and to increase Latvia’s competitiveness in the global marketplace, major changes in the higher education system are needed. The American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (AmCham) strongly supports the Ministry of Education and Science in its efforts to change the governance model of higher education institutions.

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