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Costa Rica will resume in-person learning in 2021
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Costa Rica will resume in-person learning in 2021

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 16, 2020

The Public Education Ministry (MEP) announced this week that Costa Rica will resume in-person learning in 2021 using a blended model. Public schools will return to classes on…

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Tuesday
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News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Tuesday

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 24, 2020

Happy Tuesday from The Tico Times! Here's the news you should know as a new day starts in Costa Rica. **** The Health Ministry is raising the…

Pandemic puts ‘education on hold’ for millions of children in Latin America: UNICEF report
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Pandemic puts ‘education on hold’ for millions of children in Latin America: UNICEF report

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - November 9, 2020

The closure of schools in Latin America and the Caribbean due to the Covid-19 pandemic threatens the education of millions of children, especially the poorest, which is…

U.S. Southern Command delivers hygiene supplies to Costa Rica’s Education Ministry
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U.S. Southern Command delivers hygiene supplies to Costa Rica’s Education Ministry

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 24, 2020

The United States Southern Command delivered a significant donation of hygiene supplies to Costa Rica's Education Ministry (MEP) in a ceremony on Friday. The donation was arranged…

Spending on education in Latin America will fall 9% in 2020
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Spending on education in Latin America will fall 9% in 2020

AFP and The Tico Times - August 26, 2020

Spending on education in Latin America and the Caribbean will fall by 9% during 2020, due to the sharp contraction of GDP in the region due to…

University students march in Costa Rica against budget restrictions
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University students march in Costa Rica against budget restrictions

AFP and The Tico Times - October 23, 2019

Thousands of students and workers from the five public universities of Costa Rica marched to Casa Presidencial on Tuesday to protest against restrictions on the use of…

President Alvarado signs controversial dual education law
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President Alvarado signs controversial dual education law

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 12, 2019

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado signed into law on Thursday the Ley de Educación y Formación Dual (Law of Education and Dual Training), which will allow students to…

Costa Rican students continue protests over public education programs
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students continue protests over public education programs

Monserrat Cordero Parra and Rita Valverde / Semanario Universidad - July 15, 2019

Costa Rican high school students demonstrated Monday in front of the Rofas Building in San José and closed educational centers in different parts of the country to…

Epic Games, UCreativa reach first-of-its kind partnership in Central America
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Epic Games, UCreativa reach first-of-its kind partnership in Central America

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 30, 2019

TIBÁS — For a country without an army, Costa Rica hosted an impressive Battle Royale on Wednesday afternoon. The demonstration of the popular video game Fortnite, led…

Costa Rica celebrates 150 years of free education
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Costa Rica celebrates 150 years of free education

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 22, 2019

Costa Rica on Monday celebrated 150 years of free, obligatory and state-paid education with a ceremony at the Escuela Jesús Jiménez in Cartago. The event celebrated the…