Educators across Latvia are to strike at the Saeima in March if the government does not include a wage rise for teachers in the new budget, with teachers saying they will strike during the exit exams if this strike action does not work, reported LTV.
The Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees (LIZDA) is considering a protest in response to the government’s failure to raise teachers’ wages as scheduled, the union’s leader Inga Vanaga told LETA February 18.
February 13 is the annual "Shadows day" (Ēnu diena) in Latvia. It's not a pagan festival to entreat the Gods to send some sunshine but a day on which students get to "shadow" professionals in their jobs to get some idea of what they do in a typical working day.
The University of Latvia (LU) is among the top 300 higher educational institutions in the so-called "emerging" world, according to rankings produced by Times Higher Education, and Rīga Technical University is in the top 200.
We have already reported on Latvia's insect of the year and bird of the year. The latest natural wonder to be placed in the spotlight during 2019 is 'mazais zvagulis' known in English as the little yellow rattle or hay rattle, and which has the Latin classification Rhinanthus minor.
It may not be an honor to rival a Nobel prize or Academy Award, but where insects are concerned, they have to get the plaudits where they can.
Anyone baffled by the mysteries of the Latvian language has a new resource at hand with the unveiling of a government-backed translation tool December 12.
The Latvian government on November 27 approved a new standard of basic education, developed by the Education and Science Ministry and intended to teach children competencies essential for life in the 21st century.
The Latvian Food and Veterinary Service (PVD) this year has inspected 55 educational institutions, and in 86 percent of cases discovered violations in green procurements of food products, the LETA newswire reported.
The Saeima in the final reading on October 25 approved legislation easing state language command requirements for the rector of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga).
Saeima on September 20 in the final reading adopted amendments to the Education Law to introduce competence-based learning contents in education starting 2020.
Teachers' minimum statutory salary will be increased EUR 30 to EUR 710 in September, the Cabinet of Ministers agreed on September 11.
Following a meeting September 4, which saw the government postpone making a decision on raising teahers' pay, the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees has decided to call industrial action which it had put on hold in expectation of a decision from government.
Students made their ways back the classroom after the long summer holidays September 3, taking flowers with them and celebrating the acquisition of new knowledge.
High schools that for several years in a row will fail to meet certain education quality standards might not receive budget funding for teachers’ wages under a draft regulation proposed by the Latvian Education and Science Ministry.
An agreement has been reached to raise the minimum monthly wage for teachers by €30 to €710. said Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) after the meeting with the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Workers (LIZDA) on August 28.
Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis (Greens and Farmers Union) in talks with the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Workers (LIZDA) will underscore that the timetable on raising teachers’ wages will be implemented, while LIZDA will be called to understand that not only teachers are waiting in line with demands for bigger wages.
More than 10,000 applications have been made to higher education institutions in Latvia for the forthcoming academic year, a significant increase on the number last year, reported the LETA newswire.
As we reported June 27, University of Latvia space scientist will in September be presented with the prestigious Europlanet award for her work promoting the space sciences in the Baltic region.
Latvians may not have gone to the moon or sent a probe to Mars, but a Latvia-based space scientist has won a prestigious award for her work promoting planetary science and knowledge of the cosmos.
There will have to be at least 25 students per class in high schools in Riga and other large cities, and at least twelve per class in high schools in the regions, according to the Education and Science Ministry's draft regulation on the minimum and maximum student numbers per class in high school, reported the LETA newswire.
Ministers of Education and Research of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania signed an agreement at a meeting in Estonia June 8 that enables automatic recognition of academic qualifications in higher education in all three countries, the Estonian government said in a release.
Two Latvian universities saw their international rankings decline while another saw its ranking included for the first time in the QS Top Universities report for 2019.
The Latvian Saeima on June 7 rejected a proposal to lower the school age in Latvia from the current seven years to six years, reported LSM's Latvian-language service.
Nearly 200 people were picketing in front of the Latvian parliament building on the morning of June 7 in support of reforming instructional content.
Plans to lower the school starting age in Latvia from 7 to 6 years of age hit a snag May 31 with a parliamentary committee reviewing proposed education reforms refusing to endorse the move.
The Vītols Fund, which provides scholarships to bright Latvian young people, has received the largest donation in its history - more than €3 million, the foundation announced.
Former MP and the board chairman of the little-known Action Party, Igors Melnikovs, has filed a complaint with the Constitutional Court about education reform aimed at switching to Latvian as the sole language of instruction at school, the Constitutional Court said May 2.
Irēna Kokina, the new rector of Daugavpils University, told Latvian Radio May 2 that in future it is important the institution attracts more students from other parts of Latvia and overseas.
The Russian State Duma on April 3 published a statement in which it voiced strong objections to new legislation in Latvia that will make Latvian the language of instruction in all state schools other than kindergartens, and called for economic sanctions as a result.