President Gabriel Borico and the Minister of Education, Marcus Antonius Avilathe Educational Reactivation Plan announced this Monday, regarding the consequences that the pandemic has left in the education system.
The President indicated that the plan considers three main objectives: to recover student learning, to reconnect those who have dropped out or are leaving school, and to take responsibility for the deterioration of the school climate and coexistence.
Among the specific measures, he stressed that “we are about to deploy a team of 1,300 professionals and managers throughout Chile so that students who have high absence or dropout levels return to class. This means going knocking on the door of the houses “.
“We will work with 100 priority municipalities, which are the ones that have had the most problems with cohabitation, mental health and school violence. Mental health matters. Last year it was 60, this year we expanded it to 100, which is, let’s add 40,” he added. .
In turn, he announced that they will convene a “major national crusade to narrow learning gaps.
This crusade “has two components. On the one hand, we will call on 20,000 tutors, college students, professionals, parents and guardians to support 80,000 second- through fourth-grade students with the goal of tackling delayed reading skills,” detailed the head of state.
Council for Educational Reactivation
Minister Ávila announced the formation of an Educational Reactivation Council, made up of 23 people from different sectors of society.
The Council will be in charge of sending recommendations to the Ministry of Education to enrich the Educational Reactivation Plan.
The members of the Council are as follows:
- Senator Yasna Rector.
- Former finance minister Ignacio Brioni.
- Vice John Santana.
- Director of the UNESCO Regional Office of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean in Chile, Claudia Uribe.
- Unicef Representative in Chile, Paul Mefalopulo.
- Former Minister of Education Adriana Del Piano.
- Incoming President of the National Association of Regional Governors, Ricardo Diaz.
- Mayor of Peñalolén and president of the Association of Chilean Municipalities (AChM), Caroline Leitao.
- Mayor of Zapallar and president of the Association of Municipalities of Chile (AMUCh), Gustavo Alessandri.
- Mayor of Pirque and president of the Association of Rural Mayors of Chile (AMUR), Jaime Escudero.
- Rector of the University of Chile, Rosa Deves.
- Rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, ignacio sanchez.
- President of the Council of Deans of the Faculties of Education of Cruch, Juan Mansilla.
- President of the College of Teachers of Chile, Carlos Diaz.
- First kindergarten educator recognized with the National Award for Educational Sciences, Maria Vittoria Peralta.
- President of the Federation of Private Educational Institutions, Peter Diaz.
- President of the National Corporation of Private Schools of Chile, Hernan herrera
- Executive Director of the Belén Educa Foundation, Pedro Larrain.
- Rector of the San Nicolás Bicentennial Polyvalent High School, Victor Reyes.
- Representative of the Alliance of Civil Society Organizations Collective Action for Education, Marcellus Marzolo.
- Representative of the alliance of civil society organizations Por un Chile que Lee, Caroline Andueza.
- President of the first Civil Society Council of Mineduc, composed exclusively of students, Angelina Morgado.