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Vaccinations to Begin for High School Seniors, Cram School Teachers amid Record-breaking Virus Surge

Vaccinations to Begin for High School Seniors, Cram School Teachers amid Record-breaking Virus Surge

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — High school seniors and teachers will get vaccinated starting July 19, and cram school teachers will be eligible for vaccine shots next week, the education ministry said Thursday, as the country has reported a record-breaking surge in infections. The Ministry of Education said at a briefing the vaccinations will [...]

Students Perform Better with More In-person Schooling During COVID-19 Era

Students Perform Better with More In-person Schooling During COVID-19 Era

CHUNCHEON, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) — In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced schools into remote learning, a recent study showed that the academic performance of students at schools that have more attendance days deteriorated less. The Gangwon-do Education & Science Research Institute analyzed the second-semester academic performance (from 2018 to 2020) [...]

Despite COVID-19, Gov’t Seeks to Expand In-person Classes Due to Challenges of Remote Learning

Despite COVID-19, Gov’t Seeks to Expand In-person Classes Due to Challenges of Remote Learning

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean school kids are expected to attend more in-person classes this year, as concerns are growing over the widening education gap and child care among working parents. “The ministry is planning to expand in-person instruction this year, either by giving schools more leeway, or expanding exceptions” to the [...]