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OECD to launch review of education in Latvia Thursday 19 May 2016


12/05/2016 - Latvia has significantly improved its education system since 2000. A new OECD report, Education in Latvia, analyses the progress made and the challenges ahead to improve quality and equity in education in a context of a declining student population and ageing teaching workforce.  


This report has been developed as an input into the process of Latvia’s accession to the OECD. The OECD Council announced on 11 May that Latvia would be invited to become the OECD’s 35th member. The report provides an assessment of Latvia’s policies and practices compared to OECD best policies and practices in education and skills, covering the whole education system from early childhood to tertiary education.


OECD Director for Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher will present the report’s findings on 19 May in Riga with Latvia’s Minister of Education and Science Republic Dr Kārlis Šadurskis. The seminar, open to media, will start at 08.30 local time (05.30 GMT) at the Ministry of Education and Science (2nd floor hall, 2 Vaļņu street, Riga).


The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 08:30 local time for immediate release.


Requests to receive advance copies of Education in Latvia under embargo, ahead of release time, should be sent by e-mail to Louise Fietz. Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions and will receive the report the day before release.


For further information on the seminar, contact Iveta Zarina of the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science:  (+371 6704 7804).


For further information on the report, contact Spencer Wilson of the OECD’s Media Office (+33 1 4524 81 18).


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