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Sejong City to Establish Inter-School Musical Instrument Sharing System

Sejong City to Establish Inter-School Musical Instrument Sharing System

SEJONG, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The central administrative city of Sejong’s education office said Wednesday that it will establish a musical instrument sharing system between schools. More than 26 different types of 374 musical instruments, including janggu (a traditional Korean drum), drums, marimbas and vibraphones will be available. The listed musical instruments will be [...]

Fully Remote Schooling Starts in Greater Seoul amid Record-breaking Virus Surge

Fully Remote Schooling Starts in Greater Seoul amid Record-breaking Virus Surge

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) — All schools in the greater Seoul area switched to online classes full-time Wednesday as the country has seen record-breaking coronavirus infections. The measure will remain effective until July 25 in Seoul, Incheon, 40 kilometers west of the capital, and Gyeonggi Province. By then, most schools will be closed for [...]

In-person Attendance at Middle Schools in Greater Seoul to Increase Ahead of Full Reopening

In-person Attendance at Middle Schools in Greater Seoul to Increase Ahead of Full Reopening

SEOUL, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Middle schools in the greater Seoul area are set to increase the portion of students attending in-person classes starting Monday ahead of the government’s plan to fully resume classes from the fall semester, according to educational officials. Under the plan, the cap on in-person attendance will increase from one-third [...]

Education Ministry Looks at Fully Resuming In-person Classes in Fall

Education Ministry Looks at Fully Resuming In-person Classes in Fall

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The education ministry is looking at fully resuming in-person classes in the fall, an official said Wednesday, as online classes have been blamed for widening learning gaps between children. Currently, schools follow the government’s COVID-19 guidelines in determining how many students are allowed to learn in-person while the rest [...]

Update: Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education and Solution Tree Announce Fifth Cohort of Schools in Professional Learning Communities at Work® Project

Update: Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education and Solution Tree Announce Fifth Cohort of Schools in Professional Learning Communities at Work® Project

Bloomington, Ind., April 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), in partnership with Solution Tree, a national professional development provider, has selected the fifth cohort of schools for their ongoing program to develop and expand the Professional Learning Communities at Work® process across Arkansas.  In addition to the 39 [...]

Schools to Tighten COVID-19 Rules with Rise in New Cases

Schools to Tighten COVID-19 Rules with Rise in New Cases

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Education on Wednesday declared a three-week intensive period for checking COVID-19 rules for all schools, universities and private educational facilities nationwide, responding to a recent spike in in-school transmissions of the coronavirus. The declaration came as the number of COVID-19 infections among students and teachers has [...]