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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 [...]

Rights Watchdog Recommends Creation of Vegan Meal Options at Schools

Rights Watchdog Recommends Creation of Vegan Meal Options at Schools

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The state human rights watchdog has recommended the education ministry amend the school meal system to provide vegan lunch options to students, officials said Thursday. The recommendation came after a civic group advocating vegan meal choices for students filed a petition with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in [...]

Schools to Decide Whether to Switch to Remote Learning According to Own Virus Situations

Schools to Decide Whether to Switch to Remote Learning According to Own Virus Situations

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Schools will decide whether to stick to in-person classes or switch to remote learning depending on their own virus situations starting in the upcoming semester, the education ministry said Monday. Under a new COVID-19 response plan to be effective for the new semester in March, schools will be given [...]