Education and Science
Rīga schools demand immediate solution to teacher shortage
Rīga school principals have sent an open letter to the state's top officials calling for an urgent solution to the problem of lack of teachers in the capital, Guna Pudule, director of Rīga Teika high school, told LETA June 15.
Switch to Latvian-only education to happen faster(update)
The transition to teaching in Latvian exclusively could be carried out in two instead of six years, as was originally planned, said Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš following the meeting of the government's coalition partners on Monday, June 6.
WATCH: 'Steering Education' forum
On June 3, the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science and the State Education Development Agency (VIAA) are organising a high-level international forum “Steering Education: From Imagination to Impact” in Rīga.
Places available for CodeX hackathon
From June 17-19, the CodeX international hackathon in Riga will bring together developers from 20 countries to take their aim at some of today's cutting-edge technology challenges.
Latvia ranks above EU average on tertiary educational attainment
Latvia is among the countries that meet an important EU target on providing tertiary education, according to data published by Eurostat May 24. Tertiary education means education for people above school age, typically including college, university, and vocational courses. 
Ukrainian teachers welcomed in Latvian schools
Ukrainians are eager to help out at Latvian schools, working as Ukrainian language teachers and teaching assistants (TA). 41 Ukrainian civilians are currently working at educational establishments. On May 3 Latvian Radio went to one of the schools welcoming Ukrainians – Mālpils high school in Sigulda municipality.
University of Latvia is out of this world
In April, an asteroid with the rather forgettable designation No. 567580 gained a slightly more memorable moniker, being named in honour of the University of Latvia.
Student housing complex under construction in Rīga
A residential building complex for students is being built in Rīga. The project, implemented by a Lithuanian foundation, is welcomed by the Latvian Students Union but potential residents feel uneasy that rent prices are not disclosed yet, Latvian Radio reported April 13.
First week in class a success for Ukrainian pupils
The first week since the admission of more than 1,300 Ukrainian war refugee children to Latvian schools has been successfully completed, reports Latvian Radio. More than 300 younger refugee children have started attending kindergartens.
Police warn against leaking school exams
School centralized exams are approaching. The State Police (VP) is warning against attempting to leak the tasks or answers and reminds that they contain special markings which will reveal the source of the leakage, VP said on March 11.
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