Schools Archives | Be Korea-savvy
Teacher Numbers to Drop in Line with School-age Population Decline

Teacher Numbers to Drop in Line with School-age Population Decline

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to reduce the public school workforce due to a decline in the student population. According to the plan that the Ministry of Education formulated through consultations with other government agencies, the government will lower the number of public school teachers to 344,906 next year, a reduction [...]

Nobel Prize-winner Confirms Among Largest Learning Gains Ever Measured in International Education in NewGlobe-supported Schools

Nobel Prize-winner Confirms Among Largest Learning Gains Ever Measured in International Education in NewGlobe-supported Schools

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A Nobel Prize-winning economist has confirmed ‘learning gains among the largest ever measured’ in schools by any major study in emerging markets. The study, led by Professor Michael Kremer, 2019 Nobel Prize winner, finds children living in underserved communities receive over 53% more learning in NewGlobe supported schools throughout their early [...]

Parents on Edge as Schools Brace for Fully In-person Learning amid Record Virus Surge

Parents on Edge as Schools Brace for Fully In-person Learning amid Record Virus Surge

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Schools from elementary to secondary levels are bracing for fully in-person classes for the upcoming spring semester, but parents are on edge over infection fears as the country’s daily COVID-19 tally is expected to go up further down the road. With the new semester for most schools scheduled to [...]

Schools Witness Polarization of Academic Achievement as Pandemic Drags On

Schools Witness Polarization of Academic Achievement as Pandemic Drags On

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The educational attainment gap between students is widening as schools that offer fewer offline classes are seeing students flock to both ends of the academic bell curve, a study showed Tuesday. Researchers from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Yonsei University jointly analyzed the National Assessment of [...]

Full Remote Classes Allowed at Schools for 2 Weeks amid Looming Virus Peak

Full Remote Classes Allowed at Schools for 2 Weeks amid Looming Virus Peak

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Schools will be allowed to provide full remote classes during the first two weeks of the spring semester beginning in March, the government announced Monday, amid predictions that new daily virus cases will reach as high as 270,000 in the coming weeks. The education ministry said it designated March [...]