List/Grid Tag Archives: Education reform

Court suspended municipality’s decision – there will be grade 11 in “Leszczyniaki”

Admittedly, schools for national minorities cannot count on charity from the coalition ruling in Vilnius, however, as for now, they win the fights for their rights in courts. This time,… Read more »

Kuolys in PKD: The country wants to control social processes

Society has to be free in order to develop – said the councillor of the Vilnius municipality, former advisor to the President Valdas Adamkus and the founder of Open Society… Read more »

New school year in Lithuania: less students, more money

330 thousand students, including approximately 29 thousand first-year and 27 thousand senior year students, 33 thousand teachers, 1 200 schools – this is the statistics for the new school year which… Read more »

Six new junior high schools in Šalčininkai District Municipality

In the forthcoming school year, the next 6 schools will join 7 junior high schools managed by the self-government of Šalčininkai District Municipality. The following junior high schools will join:… Read more »

Vilija Filipovičienė: The number of students in Polish schools won’t decrease

Really, I did not know that the possibility of teaching a mother tongue for national minority students exists for 9 years already – Vilija Filipovičienė, the MP from the Labour… Read more »

Benkunskas to the parents of the Polish schools: Please leave

Vice-mayor of Vilnius, who is currently healing the education issues, Valdas Benkunskas, did not allow the representatives of the parents to be present at the meeting dedicated to a few… Read more »

Another victory of the minorities’ schools

After a long-lasting battle for education provided to national minorities in Lithuania, after strikes, mass meetings, Masses for schools subsistence, after court trials, the Lithuanian parliament accepted amendments to the… Read more »

Artur Górski: We we will fight for full rights of the Polish minority in Lithuania

The Deputy to the Sejm of the Republic of Poland Artur Górski who is known for his commitment to protection of rights of the Polish minority has recently received an… Read more »

Andruszkiewicz says to American diplomats: We do not agree to standardized Lithuanian languageexams

American diplomats visited Šalčininkai District Municipality on 30 July. According to information issued by the local government of Šalčininkai, among those who came to Šalčininkai were: ambassador’s Economic and Political… Read more »

Poles judge Šimašius

During the press conference in celebration of one hundred days of Remigijus Šimašius taking the office of Mayor of Vilnius, he was convincing others that he had already reduced the… Read more »

Šimašius: ‘Syrokomla School will preserve the status of a high school for the time being’.

‘Yesterday we decided about the reorganization of numerous schools in Vilnius’ – states Remigijus Šimašius, the mayor of Vilnius. The guest of today’s Political Lounge informs that central schools were… Read more »

School reorganisation: There will be appeals to the court, parents don’t give in

Parents of students attending Sz. Konarski High School are going to appeal to the court about the matter of the capitol city council’s decision to degrade the school to the… Read more »

Decision has been made: there will be fewer Polish secondary schools in Vilnius

Neither appeals of students and parents nor the reform`s opponents` arguments, have convinced the councilors and the Vilnius Municipal Council with the majority of votes passed a resolution approving transformation… Read more »

Demonstration in defense of ‘Lelewel’: We’re hoping they will hear us.

‘We hope the Council will come to its senses and will allow us to become the ‘prolonged junior high school’ – as the participants of today’s picket in defence of… Read more »

Decision of the capital Council: “Lelewel” to Żyrmuny

The liberal-conservative bulldozer drove around the schools of national minorities in Vilnius. The High School called after J. Lelewel has a chance to obtain the status of a secondary school,… Read more »

Parents of children belonging to national minorities write to president

As we have been already informing, on Monday, 13th July, outside the Presidential Palace in Vilnius. the communities of Polish and Russian schools functioning in Vilnius organised a picket protesting… Read more »

Parents take matters into their own hands. Protest in front of the Presidential Palace.

The parents of children from Vilnius schools do not want to watch idly the situation created by the Government of Vilnius. This time they protest in front of the Presidential… Read more »

Valdas Benkunskas: Schools in Vilnius should be rearranged now, not in two years’ time.

Although the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania delayed the education reform for two years, central authorities intend to reorganize all schools before the 1st September 2015. Valdas Benkunskas, who… Read more »

Matura Exam results: in Polish schools things are much worse than in the Lithuanian ones

This year’s high school graduates waited extremely long for the results of their finals. Lithuanian language exam took place on 1st June, but its results were not announced until 2nd… Read more »

Are Polish institutions saved? Schools have two years to acquire the status of junior high school

Schools which did not manage with the accreditation of secondary education program have yet 2 years to perform it. The Parliament has accepted the amendment to the article 41 of… Read more »

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