List/Grid Tag Archives: Education reform

National minorities picketed in front of the Ministry of External Affairs of Lithuania

Leave our schools alone! The authorities who are ignoring our requests forced us to srike! High school education without stress! Dear Mr Linkevičius, you ratified international conventions, it’s time to… Read more »

Legal absurd reaches its peak. “Konarski” without older classes?

It is the 31st of August, last day of summer holidays is coming to an end, new school year’s work schedule is basically signed and sealed. Suddenly the direction of… Read more »

Statement concerning a strike by Polish schools in Lithuania

We at Wilnoteka wish to publish a statement from the Parents Forum of Polish Schools in Lithuania concerning a general strike which will start on the 2nd September in Polish schools… Read more »

Renata Cytacka: There will be a strike! We will not let our children go to school

“We are fighting for the greatest good – for our children” – says Renata Cytacka. The representative of Forum of Parents from the Polish schools in Lithuania, as Wilnoteka’s guest,… Read more »

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 »

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