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New Education Minister to Continue Policies

New Education Minister to Continue Policies

President Kuczynski swore in his new Education minister, Marilu Martens, on Sunday afternoon at the government palace and vowed that his government’s education reform will continue. “We have to run, there’s no time to lose here,” the President said. Martens, the sixth woman in the Cabinet, has worked for many […]

Regulator to Investigate Error-Filled Math Texts

Peruvian regulators are to open an investigation into a publishing company that produced math textbooks that are full of errors, daily Peru.21 reported Tuesday. Competition regulator Indecopi said it would begin a preliminary investigation into the Cordoba publishers, which distributed the texts with addition and other math errors to some 200 […]

Education Minister Opposed to School Entry Exams for Pre-Schoolers

Education Minister Opposed to School Entry Exams for Pre-Schoolers

Education Minister Patricia Salas on Wednesday came out against a common practice in Peru’s private school system: stressful entry exams for children as young as four or five. Many private schools in Peru, including the top international schools and smaller Catholic schools, require prospective students to take entrance exams in order to be […]

Fire Rips Through Education Ministry Warehouse, Destroys School Materials

Firefighters continued Saturday morning to move debris in a warehouse owned by the Ministry of Education, putting out the final embers of a fire that ripped through the building two days earlier. The fire destroyed approximately 280 million soles ($105 million) worth of educational materials, newspaper El Comercio reported. Education Minister Patricia […]