Medvedev to chair panel meet to review school project fulfilment

SOCHI, August 31 (Itar-Tass) — On the eve of September 1, the start of a new school year, Dmitry Medvedev will chair a meeting of the Commission to the President of the RF on Priority National Projects and Demographic Policy in order to find out how “Our New School” national initaitive is being implemented.

The main report at Wednesday’s panel meeting is to be made by Minister of Education and Science Andrei Fursenko. The report is expected to deal with such main themes as new educational standards, refinemen of Unified State Examination, in particular, as well as matters concerning the prestige of the teaching profession, changes in the infrastructure of the school network, measures to promote and fortify the schoolchildren’s health, the development of the teaching potential, and a system of support for talented children.

“Our New School” educational project was endorsed by the President of the RF exactly 18 months ago. More than 15,000 million roubles have been allocated for its implementation. According to the assignment given by Medvedev, every year the government must present a report on the implementation of the project.


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