December enters the most active phase, when it is not possible to keep track of all the news, but it is extremely important to keep abreast of the events of the outgoing year. Let’s recall the most important and relevant news in the field of education and find out what changes await schoolchildren and their parents.


A unified system for assessing the quality of education will appear in Russia

Deputy Head of Rosobrnadzor Evgeny Semchenko informed on the development of a unified system for assessing the quality of education, including an expanded list of diverse indicators. It will allow you to see the real picture of domestic education and study all aspects in detail.

According to Semchenko, the identification of shortcomings and deficiencies in the education system will have a qualitative impact on further management decisions. Conclusions on the general state of the educational system will be based both on traditional assessment procedures – the OGE, the Unified State Exam, NIKO, VPR – and on the international PISA standards. There were also estimates of regional and municipal management mechanisms in the education system.

An integrated approach will make it possible to provide targeted assistance and draw up recommendations for improving the qualifications of teachers or changes in the training of teaching staff.

The head of the department noted that the new system will open up opportunities for timely adjustment and adaptation of management mechanisms to specific problems or deficiencies found in the educational environment.

Epidemic and frost: schoolchildren switch to remote format

In the first winter month, educational institutions traditionally face two problems: a peak in the incidence among students and extremely low temperatures. These points often force local authorities to transfer students to distance learning.

The epidemiological situation poses a particular threat to school-age children. In order to prevent the spread of infection, Rospotrebnadzor released methodological recommendations for the regions, according to which the transition of schools to a remote format can be carried out. The agency said that an educational institution or a separate educational group is transferred to distance learning in the absence of more than 20% of students in the classroom.

Sad statistics arrives from the Voronezh region, where a two-fold increase in the incidence was recorded over the past week. According to the regional mayor’s office, educational activities have been completely suspended in 613 classes of the region. A similar increase in cases was marked in the Kursk region, where 4,799 children have SARS or influenza and are in quarantine. Five schools in the region and two kindergartens have already been quarantined, the rest continue to work in a hybrid format.

In Vladikavkaz from December 10, quarantine was also announced in all educational institutions of the city. This decision was made after the threshold value of pupils and pupils of kindergartens who fell ill with ARVI and influenza was exceeded by more than 20%.

The epidemic is not the only obstacle to learning. In recent days, news about the violence of the elements in the regions of our country has been increasingly appearing. Schoolchildren were at the mercy of extremely low temperatures. In some areas of our country, thermometers drop to -54 degrees. In such weather conditions, face-to-face education poses a danger to children.

Extreme cold is predicted in the coming days in the Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Sverdlovsk, Omsk regions, the Komi Republic, the Altai Territory and a number of Russian territories. However temperature borders, at which local authorities may recommend the suspension of classes in schools vary depending on the climatic zone of the region.

Photo: press service of the Ministry of Education of Russia

School textbooks may include sections on outstanding scientists

During a meeting of the Presidium of the Council of Legislators of the Russian Federation, Vice Speaker of the State Duma Irina Yarovaya spoke with a proposal to introduce new sections in school textbooks. The politician noted that they will be dedicated to outstanding domestic scientists who have made a colossal civilizational contribution to the development of mankind.

It is reported that the section “Our Names in History” is of particular importance for the formation of the patriotic education of modern youth.

The Ministry of Education is considering the creation of a new association of schools

Minister of Education Sergey Kravtsov spoke with a proposal to create an association of schools that are named after heroes. The politician expressed this idea at the first All-Russian forum “School of the Hero”.

It is noted that the specialists of the department conducted a kind of census of all schools in Russia and revealed that among them more than 6 thousand bear the names of heroes.

Kravtsov is convinced that students should know why their school bears the name of this or that hero, because these are the people who the younger generation looks up to. It is noted that the proposal will be implemented jointly with the Victory Museum.

New heroes: teachers from Krasnoyarsk were awarded medals for preventing an armed attack

Heroes of our days become teachers of kindergarten No. 31 of the city of Krasnoyarsk. Three girls showed courage, dedication and loyalty to their profession, protecting the pupils from an armed intruder.

According to the Investigative Committee, on March 28, a local resident entered the children’s institution. Evgenia Tolstaya and Irina Shabanova, teachers of the kindergarten, noticing a weapon from a stranger, tried to stop the attacker. After a shot at the wall, physical education instructor Natalya Stus came to their aid. She knocked the intruder to the floor and kept before the arrival of the National Guard. On December 12, the President of Russia awarded three girls with medals “For Courage”.


Students of the capital will receive a new preferential travel card

Since January 2023 in the use of schoolchildren, students and graduate students of Moscow will appear new transport pass. It will combine ground and underground modes of transport, and will also make travel cheaper for 20% of passengers in this category.

The press service of the Moscow City Hall noted that earlier students were forced to buy two subscriptions for different types of public transport at once. The new discount pass simplifies the procedure and makes getting around the city more profitable.

With it, students of universities and schools using urban transport can collectively save more than 70 million rubles a year. It will be possible to issue a new subscription at the Moscow Transport service centers or in the Moscow Metro and Moscow Transport mobile applications

Respite from the army can only be received once

Against the backdrop of the situation with students of the financial university under the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Education and Science explained that a deferment from the army is provided only once.

Office reportedthat the right to deferment is issued for students of colleges and universities. This applies to full-time students enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s, specialist’s and postgraduate programs with state accreditation.

If the conscript took advantage of the deferment while studying at college, then when moving to the university, he will no longer have such a right. In this case, the deferment is valid until graduation from college.