It is not a case of "Physician heal thyself!" but "Statistician count thyself!" on October 20 as it is European Statistics Day.
Approximately 300 employees have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Riga kindergartens, and this could cause interruptions in the work of 17 kindergartens, said Iveta Ratinīka, chair of the Education, Culture and Sport Committee of the Riga City Council, in an interview to Latvian Radio October 12.
The number of Latvians making daily use of the internet is in line with the EU average, according to data published by Eurostat October 11.
Data from Eurostat published to mark World Teachers Day on October 5 shows that Latvia has the highest proportion of women among its teachers than any other European Union country.
Everything will be done to keep learning onsite, Anita Muižniece, Minister for Education and Science, told Latvian Television October 5.
The new method for Covid-19 screening at schools is scheduled for October, but several laboratories have already started to implement it, Latvian Television reported September 25.
Due to Covid-19 incidence, 286 education institutions in 41 municipalities will continue remote education process, which is by 98 education institutions and two municipalities more than last week, the LETA newswire reports, citing State Education Quality Service (IKVD) representative Jana Veinberga.
Latvia is among the least supportive countries in the European Union when it comes to investing in Research and Development (R&D), according to new figures published by Eurostat September 15.
In order to address problems with laboratory capacity, the Covid-19 tests for routine school screening will be carried out once every two weeks, Latvian Television reported September 15.
Though the proportion of Covid-19 cases at schools compared to general population is small, the virus is spreading. There are at least 125 groups or forms of pupils quarantining in Rīga, Lavian Radio reported September 14.
Within a year, changes will be proposed to reorganize three Latvian universities. The government on September 14 supported the Ministry of Education and Science's intention that a draft Cabinet order will be prepared and submitted for consideration by 1 September 2022.
The saliva tests currently used in the testing of pupils Covid-19 are planned to be gradually replaced by chewing tests, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said at a press briefing September 13.
This year, the number of students who will acquire primary or general secondary education has increased to 217,500 or 0.7% more than last year, newswire LETA reported data of the Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) September 10.
Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts and Education and Science Minister Anita Muižniece (New Conservative Party) agreed on Thursday, September 9, to switch to school testing once every 14 days instead of the past seven days.
In order to financially support students in higher education, from September 1 to December 31, the minimum monthly stipend for excelling students will be increased from EUR 99.6 to EUR 200, the Cabinet decided on Tuesday, September 7.
Latvian primary schools have a pupil-to-teacher ratio that is smaller than the European Union average, according to Eurostat data published September 9.
€12.5 million has been earmarked for Covid-19 tests at schools until the end of the year, Latvian Television broadcast De Facto reported September 5.
As early as the second day of school, three forms in two Rīga schools have gone into quarantine, Rīga City Council's Department of Education, Culture, and Sport told LSM September 2.
Centralized decisions on learning organization can no longer be taken as the situations at schools vary, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš told Latvian Radio September 1.
On September 1, another school year begins in Latvia. After a year of mostly remote learning, there is much hope that the return to classrooms will last.
Pupils who have carried out the Covid-19 test can go to school even if the test results have not come back from the laboratory on time, Education and Science Minister Anita Muižniece told Latvian Television on August 31.
Latvian higher education schools are planning to start the new academic year in different ways as regards the epidemiological safety requirements, Latvian Radio reported August 30.
Until now, 18 Rīga municipal educational institutions have confirmed that at least 80% of teachers have been vaccinated, Rīga Mayor Mārtiņš Staķis told Latvian Radio August 27.
Several schools in Latvia have not received samples of saliva tests for Covid-19 testing, Education Minister Anita Muižniece told Latvian Television August 24.
Atis Kronvalds foundation has published the latest rankings of Latvian schools, in which the Rīga State Gymnasium No. 1 has lost its leading position which it had retained for the past 30 years, LETA reported August 24.
As of August 23, the most extensive Covid-19 testing in Latvia so far will be launched in primary, secondary, and vocational education institutions, Education Ministry said in a statement.
Employees of general education institutions and pre-primary education institutions could also work on-site with a negative Covid-19 test, the cost of which would be covered by the state, the government decided Tuesday, August 17.
Ministry for Education and Science (IZM) presented guidelines at the government meeting August 17 outlining safety rules to be observed in order to conduct the coming school year on-site. The plan is still to be viewed in the Saeima.
On Tuesday, August 17, the Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) will offer an algorithm which will outline the way in which all schools in Latvia will be able to resume on-site learning as of September 1.
The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is launching a grant project competition, “Support for Development Cooperation and Development (Global) Education Projects Funded by the European Commission and Other International Aid Donors in the Recipient Countries Defined by the Republic of Latvia, and in the Republic of Latvia”, it said August 13.