Two thousand school psychologists. The state will start paying them in three years, but they can still miss out

Recent events, such as the covid epidemic or the war in Ukraine, have highlighted the need for school psychologists. However, the schools don’t get any money from the state, and the unclear funding is one of the reasons psychologists don’t play there. The Ministry of Education wants to pay for them from the state budget … Read more

“We play cards face to face.” Some children may be completely excluded from education

After the covid, Czech education faces another challenge: the integration of tens of thousands of Ukrainian children into education. According to Miroslav Hřebecký, director of the program of the Education Information Center EDUin, the state reacted quickly, but it must be ready to deliberately search for children who are not registered by their parents in … Read more

“Kids crumble because of bad grades, they don’t learn without them.” Schools explain how to assess students

The modification of the primary school curriculum, now commentable and due to come into force in two years, revives the debate on student assessment. That is, if the time has come to abolish traditional grading and replace it with verbal assessment. However, even for schools that have taken this step, it is clear that change … Read more

Ukrainian children trapped. Czech lessons in the morning, then distance lessons from Ukraine

You can also listen to the article in audio version. When he finally finishes his chores at eight o’clock in the evening, he sometimes cannot stop crying. Seven-year-old Olexandra misses her father and grandmother, who remained in Ukraine, but above all, she is exhausted. He spends the morning in a Czech school, but when he … Read more

Scared children don’t want to go to school. Psychologists help, but they are few

You can also read the article in audio version. Children and teachers have yet to recover from endless distance learning, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine has arrived. And with it a wave of war refugees in Czech schools. School psychologists therefore have an invaluable role in schools. That is to say, only where they … Read more

Ukrainians in the Czech Republic: the director of the primary school spoke about Ukrainian children

It hangs in the corridor hallway of Eden Primary School in Prague 10 puzzle in the colors of the Ukrainian flag and it says “Freedom to Ukraine”. In her office, school principal Jana Churáčková has a proposal on a flipchart, how to accept Ukrainian children. He immediately points out that this is an old schedule … Read more

Ukrainian children started teaching in the Czech Republic. Why does Russia want to fight? they ask the teachers

The first school welcomed children who had fled Ukraine before the war on Monday. A hundred children of various ages welcomed the 1st Slavic Lyceum in Prague. They will be taught by Ukrainian teachers so that the children can continue the education they had in their country of origin. Gradually, many more individual classes will … Read more

School registration begins. Priority will be given to children living permanently in the Czech Republic

You can also listen to the article in audio version. Children of Ukrainian war refugees will not hold positions in Czech primary and kindergartens. Headteachers will first decide on the admission of children permanently residing in their catchment area. Only then will it be the turn of the students who fled the Russian invasion of … Read more

More than five billion will be needed to integrate Ukrainian children into schools by August, says Gazdík – ČT24 – Česká televize

Gazdík has previously stated that about 17 billion crowns will be needed for the integration of refugees. According to him, this amount is based on the current average cost per student and on the assumption that 120,000 Ukrainian children would enter Czech schools. According to the latest estimates, there are about 300,000 refugees in the … Read more

Overpressure in kindergartens. In Prague, it will be difficult to find places for Ukrainian children

Also listen to the article in audio version. Chomutov City Hall offered sixty vacant kindergarten places for Ukrainian children. But the parents immediately took the floor, whose children had no more places this school year. “Of course, places are only in kindergartens, which are not so popular with parents. The capacity of the most in … Read more