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First Day of School Reopening Goes Relatively Smoothly, with Virus Worries Ever-present

First Day of School Reopening Goes Relatively Smoothly, with Virus Worries Ever-present

SEOUL, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Schools finally reopened Wednesday after a monthslong closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, putting to the test the government ability to control outbreaks at schools. In a phased reopening plan, high school seniors became the first group to attend in-person classes, 79 days after the original semester start day [...]

Wary Parents Launch Petition Against School Reopening amid Lingering Virus Woes

Wary Parents Launch Petition Against School Reopening amid Lingering Virus Woes

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — While preparations to reopen schools this month are underway, worried parents are demanding the plan to be further postponed due to lingering concerns over the coronavirus that has infected more than 10,000 here. In an unprecedented move, elementary, middle and high schools, as well as kindergartens and childcare centers, [...]

World Responding to Pandemic by Moving Schools Online

World Responding to Pandemic by Moving Schools Online

SEOUL, April 22 (Korea Bizwire) — All elementary, middle and high school students in South Korea have been attending remote classes since Tuesday. In a similar situation, countries around the world are also adopting remote education-based measures amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation and the Korean Educational Development Institute [...]

More Students Resume Classes Online but Networks Remain Unstable

More Students Resume Classes Online but Networks Remain Unstable

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — An additional 3.12 million elementary and secondary students began the spring semester Thursday by participating in online classes amid the nationwide battle against the coronavirus, but the unprecedented tele-education was marred by network access problems at many places. Under the government’s three-step plan, first and second graders at middle [...]