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With Eased Attendance Cap, 1st Graders at Elementary Schools to Return to Classrooms Almost Every Day

With Eased Attendance Cap, 1st Graders at Elementary Schools to Return to Classrooms Almost Every Day

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean students will take in-person classes more often starting this week, as attendance cap restrictions in schools have been eased amid a recent drop in new coronavirus cases. The Ministry of Education raised the attendance cap, currently at one-third in elementary and middle schools, and two-thirds in high [...]

S. Korea to Ease Attendance Cap in Schools Following Relaxation of Social Distancing Measures

S. Korea to Ease Attendance Cap in Schools Following Relaxation of Social Distancing Measures

SEJONG, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s education ministry on Sunday said it will ease attendance caps for schools after health authorities decided to enforce the lowest level of social distancing measures. Schools around the nation are required to operate with antivirus limits amid the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, attendance is capped at one-third in [...]

Parents’ Income Level Has an Impact on Students’ School Attendance

Parents’ Income Level Has an Impact on Students’ School Attendance

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that parental income influences a student’s attendance at school and afterschool programs. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education conducted a study on academic plans among elementary schools prior to the schools’ offline reopening on May 27, which showed that private schools recorded 4.2 days [...]

S. Korea to Introduce Gigabit Wireless Networks to All Schools

S. Korea to Introduce Gigabit Wireless Networks to All Schools

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will set up gigabit wireless networks for all elementary, middle and high schools by the first half of next year as online classes have become a new social norm following the coronavirus outbreak. The Ministry of Education and Regional Offices of Education announced on Monday that they [...]

Students in Greater Seoul Return to School as Virus Slows, Learning Gap Widens

Students in Greater Seoul Return to School as Virus Slows, Learning Gap Widens

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Students in Seoul and its surrounding area returned to school for in-person learning Monday as new coronavirus cases have declined recently. The measure, which will remain effective until Oct. 11, was introduced following the relaxed social distancing guidelines amid a recent drop in new coronavirus cases. It also reflects [...]

Philips, The Philips Foundation and Global Action Plan Team Up to Improve the Air Quality at Schools

Philips, The Philips Foundation and Global Action Plan Team Up to Improve the Air Quality at Schools

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Sept. 16 (Kore Bizwire) – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and the Philips Foundation, with its mission to provide access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged communities through innovation, together with UK-based charity Global Action Plan reveal new analysis by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) that shows if outdoor [...]