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Resident of Isla Caballo: “I didn’t buy supplies because my daughter doesn’t have a teacher, we don’t know anything about the classes.”

QCOSTARICA - Today, Monday, February 8, is the return to school for children across the country. For the average family, it is an exciting time, for others like in Isla Caballo, it's not so simple. In the weeks and days before the start of school,...

Uniforms will not be mandatory for this year’s return to classes

QCOSTARICA - To alleviate the financial hardships of families hit by the pandemic, the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) has canceled the mandatory use of uniforms for the 2021 school year. Education Minister Melania Brenes made the announcement earlier this week, saying that those who...

Start of school year remains firm for February 8

QCOSTARICA - The teachers' demand to be vaccinated against covid-19 before returning to the classroom did not echo in the halls of the Ministry of Education or in the Ministry of Health. Guiselle Cruz, Minister of Education, was clear on Friday that the school year...

Private schools could return to classes in January

QCOSTARICA - Private schools in Costa Rica have the green light to restart face-to-face classes starting in January. This Monday an agreement was reached between the Association of Private Educational Centers (ACEP) and the Department of Private Centers of the Ministry of Public Education (MEP). According...

School delivered food without permission and parents crowded outside

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Public Education (MEP) made a strong wake-up call to the principal of the Napoleón Quesada Salazar school in Zapote for the delivery of food without heeding to Health protocols and guidelines. The images posted social networks are evidence of parents crowding...

Ministry of Education Suspends face-to-face classes indefinitely

Classes in classrooms will not resume on April 13 as originally planned; all classrooms will remain closed indefinitely to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Costa Rica, announced the Ministry of Public Education (MEP). The measure applies to both public and private schools. “In...

Teacher investigated for audio threats against the president

The Ministerio de Educación Pública (MEP) - Ministry of Education - ordered the teacher investigated for the audios threatening President Carlos Alvarado and inciting violence to an administrative position. The woman, who identified herself as a teacher with 22 years of experience, has a...

MEP will continue without a minister, Prez wants a woman in charge

President Carlos Alvarado said on Thursday that the selection of a new minister at the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) will take a little longer than expected and it was he, within the framework of the country's Constitution, to choose a new minister and...

Europeans denounce Nicaragua’s ‘democratic crisis’

The European Parliament delegation following their recent visit to Nicaragua, urged President Daniel Ortega to release political prisoners, allow the return of banned human rights groups and to restart dialogue with the opposition to end the 10 month long political crisis. Led by Member of...

7 out of 10 MEP employees still on strike

Nearly seven out of ten employees of the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) - the majority teachers - have yet to return to work Among the MEP employees on strike since September 10 are teachers, janitors, cooks, and administrative staff, among others, The MEP reports the...

Tico Humor: Costa Rica’s Middle Class!

The president of the highest court in the land, Fernando Cruz, with a take home salary of ¢6.3 million monthly claims he is "middle class". In an interview with La Nacion on Tuesday (October 23), he said, 'If they take away my salary, I will...

Tico Humor: Teachers On Strike

The Ministry of Education (MEP) is looking to sanction striking teachers who used the time to vacationing abroad instead of being on the "picket line". From Crhoy.com

Striking Teachers Rebel Against Court Ruling

The national strike, now in its 31 day, may be coming to a close with the ruling on Tuesday by the Juzgado de Trabajo de Goicoechea declaring the strike by public school teachers illegal. The decision by judge Francisco Quesada was made known at 10:50 am...

Otto Guevara: Ministry of Education wants to turn young people into worshipers of the socialist system

Former legislator and perennial presidential candidate, Otto Guevara, said that the Ministry of Education (MEP) wants to turn young people into 'worshipers of the socialist system'. The libertarian said that "those who have had a position of influence in the MEP use public resources and...

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