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Costa Rica returns to face-to-face classes after pandemic suspension
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Costa Rica returns to face-to-face classes after pandemic suspension

AFP and The Tico Times - February 8, 2021

Students in Costa Rica returned to face-to-face classes on Monday after almost a year of receiving distance lessons due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Classes were resumed in…

Costa Rica prepares return for in-person school
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Costa Rica prepares return for in-person school

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 1, 2021

Costa Rica's public schools will return to the classroom on February 8 for the first time since the country declared a State of Emergency due to the…

Environmental efforts send Costa Rica to top of Human Development Index in Latin America
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Environmental efforts send Costa Rica to top of Human Development Index in Latin America

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - January 14, 2021

Costa Rica climbed in the Human Development Index (HDI) in 2020 after the UN for the first time incorporated criteria on environmental protection in its measurement, placing…

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…

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 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…