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Christian Piwarz (CDU), Saxony's Minister of Culture, arrives at a press conference in the state parliament / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

New education plan for Saxony presented

Saxony's schools are to become fit for the future. To this end, the Ministry of Education has developed a plan that includes a number of innovations. Will there be more alternatives to school grades in future?

Christian Piwarz (CDU), Minister of Culture of Saxony, takes part in a cabinet press conference / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Piwarz sees "Digital Pact 2.0" in danger

The federal government has been negotiating a continuation of the digital pact with the federal states for a long time. Since the traffic light coalition is short of money, negotiations have become even tougher. The federal states are now putting pressure on the federal government to act.

Christian Piwarz (CDU), Minister of Culture of Saxony, takes part in a cabinet press conference / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Piwarz sees "Digital Pact 2.0" in danger

The federal government has been negotiating a continuation of the digital pact with the federal states for a long time. Since the traffic light coalition is short of money, negotiations have become even tougher. The federal states are now putting pressure on the federal government to act.

A child sits reading in front of the "Lese-Lust" bench at the school in Mügeln. The Ministry of Culture is extending the "Reading Scouts" project run by Stiftung Lesen for a further two years (2024 and 2025) and is supporting it financially with 50,000 euros. / Photo: Waltraud Grubitzsch/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

"Reading scouts" in action at schools for another two years

So-called reading scouts are to encourage reading at schools in Saxony for a further two years. The Reading Foundation's project will be funded with 50,000 euros until the end of 2025, the Ministry of Culture announced in Dresden on Tuesday. Since 2006, around 1,000 "reading scouts" have been trying ..

Christian Piwarz (CDU), Minister of Education and Cultural Affairs of Saxony, stands before his visit to Julius-Ambrosius-Hülße-Gymnasium / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Saxony wants to carefully develop its education policy

Evolution instead of revolution: this is the slogan under which Saxony intends to further develop its school system in future. A key success factor of Saxony's education policy is the good balance between innovation, systematic and continuous quality development and stability, said Minister of Educa ..

Christian Piwarz (CDU), Minister of Education and Cultural Affairs of Saxony, stands before his visit to Julius-Ambrosius-Hülße-Gymnasium / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Saxony wants to carefully develop its education policy

Evolution instead of revolution: this is the slogan under which Saxony intends to further develop its school system in future. A key success factor of Saxony's education policy is the good balance between innovation, systematic and continuous quality development and stability, said Minister of Educa ..

Bettina Stark-Watzinger (FDP, r), Federal Minister of Education and Alexandra Heraeus (l), Chairwoman of the Board of the Heraeus Education Foundation, on stage at the "German Teachers' Award - Innovative Teaching" 2023 / Photo: Christoph Soeder/dpa

"Our Mathemuddi": Teacher brings prize to Saxony

Teacher Jana Bioly from the Vogtland region has been awarded the German Teachers' Prize. She teaches mathematics and chemistry at Julius-Mosen-Gymnasium in Oelsnitz. When nominating her, the students praised her empathy, her commitment and her exciting way of teaching, according to the Heraeus Educa ..

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presents the main prize at the 2023 School Award ceremony to pupils from the Eichendorffschule secondary school in Erlangen, Bavaria / Photo: Britta Pedersen/dpa

German School Award 2024: School with a zoo hopes for success

The Thomas Müntzer Primary School in Schkeuditz, north of Leipzig, wants to score points at this year's German School Award with its unique concept. "The judges already visited us on April 8 and 9 and were very impressed by our concept in terms of the school community, integration and the involvemen ..

Participants hold up a poster with the inscription "School social work" / Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archiv

Alliance calls for expansion of school social work

An alliance of trade unions, parents' and pupils' councils and the secondary school teachers' association has called for the nationwide expansion of school social work in Saxony. "Media consumption, violence, bullying and stress among children and young people have been on the rise for years," said ..

A sign with the inscription "Abiturprüfung Bitte Ruhe" ("Abitur examination please be quiet") stands in the school building of the Landesgymnasium für Musik in Wernigerode / Photo: Matthias Bein/dpa

Abitur exams begin: Piwarz wishes good luck

The Abitur examinations begin on Tuesday for around 10,647 pupils at general secondary schools, colleges and evening grammar schools in Saxony. Minister of Education Christian Piwarz (CDU) wished those affected every success on Monday. "The goal is within reach. Now it's time to hold your nerve and ..

Chairs are placed on a table in an empty classroom of a secondary school / Photo: Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/dpa

Many lessons canceled at schools in Saxony

Many lessons were canceled at schools in Saxony in the first half of the year. Secondary schools and special schools were particularly affected. The Ministry of Culture has an explanation.

A teacher teaches in a classroom at a secondary school / Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa/Archivbild

80 percent of schools use corona catch-up program

According to the Ministry of Education, 80% of schools in Saxony are using the learning budget provided by the Free State to mitigate the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 1132 schools took advantage of the "Flexible Learning Budget" program launched at the beginning of the 2023/2 ..

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presents the main prize at the 2023 School Award ceremony to pupils from the Eichendorffschule secondary school in Erlangen, Bavaria / Photo: Britta Pedersen/dpa

Two Saxon elementary school hope to win the German School Award

Two elementary school from Saxony are in the next round of the competition for the German School Award 2024. "The fact that the two elementary school are taking part in the next round is a great success in itself," said Saxony's Minister of Culture Christian Piwarz on Wednesday. The CDU politician i ..

A sign at the Furth im Wald - Ceska Kubice border crossing / Photo: Daniel Karmann/dpa

Bridge builders wanted for German-Czech border region

Those who want to spend a year building bridges in the German-Czech border region can apply to take part in a funding program until 7 April. The "A Year at the Border" project of the German-Czech Future Fund is already entering its third round, the organizers announced in Prague on Monday. They are ..

A pupil raises his hand in class / Photo: Ina Fassbender/dpa

Participation in second-chance education in Saxony on the decline

The second-chance education system is being used less and less in Saxony. As the State Statistical Office in Kamenz announced on Thursday, 1867 adults are studying at one of the ten corresponding schools in the state in the current school year - 4.1 percent fewer than in the previous school year. Th ..

A weed robot drives around on the occasion of a "field day" for robotics solutions / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Project offers primary school pupils playful access to robotics

A robot set is designed to give primary school pupils in Saxony a playful approach to robotics. Elementary school and after-school care centers can now borrow the self-programming sets free of charge, the Forum for Culture and Education announced in Leipzig on Monday. A playful, creative and also cr ..

The inscription "Report card 1st semester" can be found on a school report card / Photo: Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa/Symbolic image

Half-year reports are distributed

Before the winter vacations, pupils in Saxony receive their half-year reports. Parents and pupils can take stock and think about ways to improve. A hotline of the State Office for Schools and Education is available to answer questions.

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 ..

Farmers drive their tractors on highway 7 / Photo: Philipp Schulze/dpa

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 ..

"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 ..

A pair of reading glasses lies on an open paper book / Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa/Illustration

Book Day: Schoolchildren receive a story as a gift

Ahead of World Book Day next year, pupils in Saxony are to receive a story written especially for the day as a gift. Teachers of fourth and fifth graders as well as special education and welcome classes have been able to order book vouchers for this purpose since Wednesday, the Saxon Ministry of Cul ..

A colored pencil with the inscription "I wish you a good start in school."/ Photo: Matthias Bein/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB/Symbolbild

Schools get money for external staff

Saxony is also responding to the teacher shortage with external personnel. As the Ministry of Education in Dresden announced on Wednesday, 400 schools can independently buy staff in the current school year. Previously, this affected only 114 schools. According to Culture Minister Christian Piwarz (C ..

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 ..

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 ..

Symbol image school / pixabay m_ming

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 ..