Starting September 1, 2019 the Riga municipality will offer extra lessons for Riga minority language students, held in their native language, said Riga mayor Nils Ušakovs (Harmony) appearing on LTV on November 30.
Alumni of one of Latvia's top educational establishments are gathering in Riga for their annual alumni day, which will be streamed live on the internet November 3.
Up to 400 people gathered outside the Education Ministry in central Riga October 23 to protest against plans to introduce the majority of education in the Latvian language at schools currently teaching in Russian.
The University of Latvia has been ranked in 44th place in a list of 250 universities in central and eastern Europe and central Asia, an improvement of three places on last year's 47th slot.
On September 13 the Innovation Center of the University of Latvia and Microsoft was opened, the first center of its kind in Northern Europe, the university said.
Latvian teachers' salaries are the lowest of all the 35 member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) but about 20 percent higher compared to similarly educated workers, according to the latest international report "Education at a Glance 2017: OECD Indicators".
Foreign dentistry students will no longer have to prove their Latvian skills to receive a medical license, the government ruled September 12.
September 1st sees the long summer holidays drawing to a close and the start of a new school year.
While parents and children prepare for the specifics of the start of a new school year on September 1, a wider picture shows a worrying decline in pupil numbers as part of Latvia's long-term demographic challenge.
As many as 18,744 first graders will start school in Latvia this year, according to the Education and Science Ministry’s data.
On 14 August, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs presented award certificates for the United World College (UWC) scholarships to Latvian secondary school students on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the UWC movement in Latvia. Three students will soon be representing Latvia at UWC’s schools and colleges in Armenia, Italy and Norway.
On August 8 Latvia's government supported Education Ministry rules saying students at grade 9 and 12 will have to pass exit exams in Latvian as opposed to minority languages like Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, etc.
Despite falling juvenile crime rates across the country, violence at schools is as common as ever, says Latvia's State Police.
On July 20 the University of Latvia signed a deal worth €30m with the European Investment Bank over funding the second-phase construction of the Latvia Academic Center for Natural Sciences.
The current number of students in Latvia is sufficient for only 130 high schools, a study presented July 20 by researcher Jānis Turlajs suggests. There are currently 313 high schools in Latvia.