Launch of the education "Newsroom" in English
"The Newsroom" in an English language website launched by the Ministry of Education to promote the French educative system abroad. Discover the ministry’s seven key actions above:
- The French Digital Plan For Education
- French government action plan to halve school dropout
- Teacher Training Key in Education Reform Implementation
- Educational priority - a government programme to cut the impact of social inequalities
- French Nursery Schools Implement Changes for September 2015
- French Schools Put the Spotlight on Sustainability
- A new program to teach citizenship
Since December 2012, the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research has been developing an ambitious strategy to bring schools into the digital age. This strategy aims to make the most of the opportunities offered by digital technology for the benefit of pupils’ success.
In 2012 President François Hollande made tackling the problem of school dropout a priority. The French education ministry is carrying out a vast programme to prevent teenagers dropping out of school and to help young people without qualifications return to education. In five years the number of young dropouts has fallen from 136,000 to 110,000.
The French government’s school reform program of July 8, 2013 established new teaching academies, and a new policy in regard to teacher training and continuing education. Called ESPEs (Écoles supérieures du Professorat et de l’Éducation), these new educational facilities opened their doors on September 1, 2013. At that time, a two-year master’s degree in education (Masters des métiers de l’enseignement, de l’éducation et de la formation, or MEEF) was initiated.
Priority education reform aims to reduce differences in attainment between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and other pupils. More than 1,000 educational priority networks throughout the country. Fourteen key measures to help pupils, support teachers and provide an appropriate learning framework.
Following the enactment of a July 8, 2013 law to reform French schools, an important step took place this September with the implementation of a new nursery school program. Its main mission is to give children the desire to go to school to learn, and to affirm and develop their personality. This special time establishes the pedagogical foundations on which students’ future education is built.
From November 30 to December 11, 2015, France is hosting the UN conference on climate change called Paris Climate 2015 or COP21. This occasion offers the French educational community the opportunity to focus on the themes of sustainable development and climate change, on which French schools have been working for several months now.
Days after terrorist attacks in Paris killed 17 people in January 2015 President François Hollande promised a new action plan for schools to strengthen teaching of republican values.