TV channels to switch to educational content
As of April 6, television channels ReTV and Sportacentrs.com will broadcast content for schoolchildren and become educational channels under the Tava Klase (Your Class) banner, Education Minister Ilga Šuplinska (New Conservative Party) told reporters March 31.
Schools unlikely to reopen this semester
Schools are unlikely to reopen for the rest of the spring semester, but the length of the school year isn't likely to be extended either, according to Education and Science Minister Ilga Šuplinska (New Conservative Party) on March 31.
RTU exhibit: “100% Organic Architects”
24 newly graduated Riga Technical University (RTU) architects displayed their diploma projects offering modern architectural solutions for the regeneration of various Rīga territories in an exhibit titled “100% Organic Architects” at the RTU Faculty of Architecture on January 24, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on January 28. 
Mērsrags mushroom discovery a first for Latvia
In Latvia, as in the rest of the world, there are many more mushrooms than plants, however as there aren't many mycologists, new mushroom species are often uncovered by regular residents, as happened with Latvia's State Forests Northern Kurzeme planner in the Mērsrags area, according to LTV's daily news broadcast “Dienas ziņas” on January 12.
Latvia names a star and planet in historic first
For the first time in Latvian history the country had the opportunity to name a star and a planet, and the name Liesma (Flame) was chosen for the star, while the planet was named Staburags after a famous cliff on the Daugava river bank, astronomer Ilmārs Eglītis told Latvian Television's “4. Studija” broadcast on December 28.
Latvia's PISA OECD education rankings give cause for concern
Latvia fares reasonably well in the latest Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) education rankings produced by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and released December 3, though there is definite room for improvement, and bullying appears to be a serious area of concern.
Will future of doctoral theses be in Latvian or English?
Supporters say that making it mandatory to write doctoral theses in English or some other foreign language would increase the international competitiveness of Latvian scientists, but more than 450 industry representatives have signed a letter categorically opposing such changes, according to Latvian Television (LTV).
Court nixes government decision on University of Latvia rector
The chaotic situation at the top of Latvia's pre-eminent educational institution grew further September 30 when the Administrative District Court suspended the Cabinet of Ministers' decision not to approve Indriķis Muižnieks as the University of Latvia rector, reported LETA.
Government ready to back full Latvian language use in education
The coalition cooperation council meeting on September 23 discussed the National Alliance's proposal on the amendments to the Education Law and agreed that there should be a full transition to the Latvian language in all education levels, said the secretary general of the National Alliance Raivis Zeltits, reported the LETA newswire.
Start of another school year in Latvia
Bags are being packed, shoes shined and flowers presented to teachers across Latvia September with the start of another school year on what is referred to as "Knowledge Day".
Tilde beats internet giants in machine translation battle
For the third consecutive year, the Latvia-based language technology company Tilde has won the “Olympics” of the machine translation technology – the WMT 2019 competition. This year Tilde's team participated with its machine translation technology for the English-Lithuanian language pair, outperforming online translation platforms such as Google, Microsoft, and others.
Welcome rise in number of university applicants
This year, 10 911 people have applied to do undergraduate degrees at one of 13 higher education institutions in Latvia. This is the highest number of applicants in the last five years, according to information provided by LETA on July 10.