Mayors face the challenge of reopening schools

While confinement, with its economic and social consequences, has already occupied them a lot in recent weeks, the end of compulsory home maintenance now promises them very short nights. Like the prefects, the mayors are on the front line of deconfinement. A poisoned gift for many of them. “The time left to organize everything is […]

Education in the pandemic: How Corona is creating a new school

Klar, there are many bad examples in which teachers give their students whole stacks of hastily copied worksheets home – and then dive for weeks. Nevertheless, the corona virus has sparked a learning fireworks display that the school system could not have been expected to do. A corona community of self-determined learning has formed. In […]

Greens call for laptop donations for needy students

Student on laptop Poor pupils should receive a grant of 150 euros for the purchase of a laptop for teaching at home, according to the will of the grand coalition. (Photo: dpa) Berlin The spokeswoman for the Greens parliamentary group for digital infrastructure, Tabea Roessner, called for laptop donations for needy students. The background is […]

Norway reopens schools – New Spain

Norway has reopened this Monday the schools for students from first to fourth gradeafter six weeks of confinement due to the pandemic ofcoronavirus,as reported by the authorities. This decision affectssome 250,000 students from the Scandinavian country, which has a population of approximately 5.4 million people, and has taken placea week after nurseries and kindergartens reopened, […]

Conte guarantees the end of the lock on May 4 and the reopening of schools in September

Italian schools will reopen next September. The Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, assured it, also confirming that from May 4 productive activities such as industry and construction will resume. “We cannot prolong the lock any longer, because we are running the risk that there will be too great damage to the socio-economic fabric of the country,” […]

Grand coalition agrees on new aid worth billions

Berlin The corona crisis has provided new aid worth billions for workers, restaurants, businesses and schools. The leaders of the black-red coalition agreed on this late Wednesday evening. Short-time work benefits are to be increased in order to compensate for loss of income and to prevent social hardship, especially for low-income earners. At the same […]

local elected officials on the front line to make up for the shortcomings of the state

Faced with cumbersome administration and French centralism, mayors and regional presidents must be reactive in their management of the health crisis. François Négrier, director of the Haute-Vienne regional health agency, David Penneroux, director of the Nexon nursing home, Seymour Morsy, prefect of Haute-Vienne, and Jean-Claude Leblois, president of the departmental council for the Haute-Vienne, April […]