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The Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe logo can be seen on the jacket of a press spokesperson. / Photo: Moritz Frankenberg/dpa

Johanniter trains migrants as nursing assistants

The Johanniter aid organization in Saxony is training migrants to become rescue assistants. "We offer this special qualification for refugees in the care and rescue services," explained coordinator Antje Zajonz in Leipzig on Friday. The entry level is particularly low - participants basically only n ..

A microphone stands on the stage in a theater / Photo: Britta Pedersen/dpa/Symbolic image

75,000 euros for local history and amateur music projects in 2024

The Saxon Ministry of Culture is once again providing 75,000 euros in funding for local heritage and amateur music projects this year. Applications must be submitted by February 1, as the ministry announced on Sunday. As a rule, up to 50 percent of the expenses for instruments, equipment, working ma ..

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Growing interest in wolves

The wolf is attracting growing interest as a subject of study in Saxony. As the State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology announced in Dresden on Friday, almost 5,800 people took part in events on this topic last year organized by the Wolf Environmental Education Centre in Rietschen ..

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Some first-year students have serious deficits in math

According to a study, first-year students in Saxony have "sometimes serious deficits" in some areas of mathematics. Deficits were found in the correct handling of powers and fractions as well as in simple algebraic term transformations, as Prof. Max von Renesse from the Institute of Mathematics at L ..

Farmers block the Dresden Wilder Mann highway entrance with their tractors (effect created by long exposure). / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Some schools closed due to farmers' protests

In the wake of the farmers' protests and road traffic restrictions, there will be no lessons in some schools in Saxony on Monday. A spokesperson for the State Office for Schools and Education said that a few schools were affected. However, there had been no precise inquiry at the schools. In the Erz ..

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Despite traffic restrictions: Schools remain open

Saxony's schools are to remain open on Monday despite the announced restrictions on road traffic due to the farmers' protests. "The schools will have to decide in accordance with the regional restrictions to what extent learning time must be arranged at home," the ministry said on Friday in response ..

A doctor with a stethoscope and blue coat / Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB/Symbolic image

40 study places to be awarded to future country doctors in Hungary

The Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KV) Saxony is once again awarding places to study medicine at the University of Pécs in Hungary. High school graduates have until January 31st to apply for one of the funded places on the German-language human medicine course, the KV announce ..

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Piwarz sees schools at breaking point due to migration

The Saxon Minister of Culture, Christian Piwarz (CDU), believes that schools in the Free State are reaching their limits due to the high number of children and young people with foreign roots. Integration work in a class can only be achieved up to a proportion of around 30 percent of pupils with a m ..

"Warning strike!" is written on a sign / Photo: Friso Gentsch/dpa/Symbolic image

Another warning strike by teachers and university employees

Teachers and university employees in Saxony have once again called a warning strike on Wednesday. One day before the next round of collective bargaining for state employees, the unions want to put the pressure on once again. They are planning a central rally in front of the Ministry of Finance in Dr ..

"Warning strike!" is written on a sign / Photo: Friso Gentsch/dpa/Symbolic image

Another warning strike by teachers and university employees

Teachers and university employees in Saxony have once again called a warning strike on Wednesday. One day before the next round of collective bargaining for state employees, the unions want to put the pressure on once again. They are planning a central rally in front of the Ministry of Finance in Dr ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of the Free State of Saxony / Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa

Homeland Union accuses Greens and SPD of denial of reality

The conservative Homeland Union has accused Saxony's CDU coalition partners of the Greens and SPD of "denying reality." "In the state election on September 1, 2024, voters will hopefully give the right answer and encourage these two parties to rethink their unrealistic policies by an election result ..

Christian Piwarz (CDU), Saxony's minister of education, attends a press conference / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa/Archivbild

Millions for expansion of all-day care

The Free State provides plenty of 137 million euros for cities, municipalities and counties to promote all-day care. According to a cabinet decision, new or conversion, expansion and renovation of school buildings and after-school care centers and their outdoor facilities can be financed with up to ..

Christian Piwarz (CDU), Saxony's minister of education, attends a press conference / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa/Archivbild

Millions for expansion of all-day care

The Free State provides plenty of 137 million euros for cities, municipalities and counties to promote all-day care. According to a cabinet decision, new or conversion, expansion and renovation of school buildings and after-school care centers and their outdoor facilities can be financed with up to ..

Saxony's Minister of Culture Christian Piwarz attends a press conference / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa/Archivbild

Piwarz: Integration of refugees "difficult".

Saxony has reached its limits in terms of personnel and space when it comes to accepting refugees into the school system, according to Culture Minister Christian Piwarz. "We all know, integration, especially learning the language only works if that is mediated through staff," the CDU politician said ..

A teacher stands at the blackboard during class. / Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa/iconic image

Ifo study: Little satisfaction with schools

People in eastern Germany rate schools among the worst in Germany, according to an Ifo study. Only in North Rhine-Westphalia was the rating even worse, the Munich-based Ifo Institute reported Tuesday. 19 percent of adults surveyed in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia gave the grade 4 or worse, 56 ..

Visit to the Porsche Experience Workshop at the VDI-GaraGe. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Porsche experience workshop opens: Offer for pupils

The automobile manufacturer Porsche has expanded its promotion of young talent in Leipzig with an experience workshop. The aim is to give children and young people from grades 3 to 9 playful access to mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology (MINT), Porsche announced on Monday. ..

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These five Saxon schools participate in media pilot project

The Saxon Ministry of Culture has selected five schools for the media project "School and Digital Democracy". As the association Aktion Zivilcourage announced on Wednesday, the high school Flöha-Plaue, the Semper high school Dresden, the Geschwister-Scholl high school Nossen, the Schiller high schoo ..

A note from a person looking for a room in a shared apartment hangs on a bulletin board / Photo: Patrick Seeger/dpa/Symbolbild

Shared rooms Leipzig: Students have to pay more

Students in Leipzig have to spend more money on a shared room in the summer semester than a year ago. This emerges from a study of the Moses Mendelssohn Institute (MMI) in cooperation with the real estate portal WG-gesucht.de, which was published on Wednesday. Accordingly, a room in the summer semes ..