World Minister: Germany too slowly in digitization at schools
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schools have to become more digital, the Federal Minister of Education Stark Watzinger sums up. No real surprise, but this knowledge is now also evidenced by the current educational monitor, which compares federal states. Digital jobs for students are urgently needed: inside.
Federal Education Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger wants more speed in digitization at schools in Germany. "We have to make further progress urgently and quickly, especially when expanding the Internet at schools," said Stark-Watzinger on Wednesday of the German Press Agency.needs more digital jobs in schools
background are the findings from the current "educational monitor" - a comparison study by the Institute of German Economy (IW) on behalf of the initiative New Social Market Economy (INSM). For the first time, the aspect of digitization had also been incorporated into the educational study. Bremen, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg performed well here. It is worse about digitization in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg. In the study, an "educational -economic point of view" and evaluated was "explicitly taken" and to what extent reducing the federal states in educational poverty, contributing to securing skilled workers and promoting growth. Overall, the author recommend: Inside, to provide more digital jobs at schools and to further anchor corresponding technologies.
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Germany is “far from being at the goal and too slow “Stark-Watzinger continued-even if the schools have become" digital and modern "during the Corona period. Overall, digitization is still “sluggish”.Positive trend: Teachers use more digital media
than positive, the minister praised that "much more teachers would now be used by digital media". Compared to 2017, a “clear development boost” can be recognized here. "In the at least weekly use of digital media, there are tendency to determine for all federal states, even if there are still significantly room for everyday classrooms in daily integration," said the FDP politician.
Stark-Watzinger also pointed out that the federal funds from the digital pact school-a total of 6.5 billion euros-were already bound by half. By the end of the year, her ministry would expect a "significant increase in middle bonds", especially for cross -border digital projects, she said.
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A school district in Missouri has announced it will reinstate spanking with a paddle in classrooms this school year. The Cassville School District board approved the policy change in June and recently notified parents. The disciplinary measure was previously banned by the 1,900-student Barry County district in 2001. Cassville Superintendent Merlyn Johnson said parents had expressed frustration that corporal punishment was no longer allowed. Parents have said, 'why can't you paddle my student?' and we're like 'We can't paddle your student, our policy does not support that, Merlyn Johnson, Cassville School District Superintendent. The new policy allows the use of corporal punishment but only as a “last resort.” The policy also requires written permission from the parents of the student and a witness to be present.