Prime Minister postpones decision on schools until the end of the month

Elementary and Pre-School students should no longer have face-to-face classes this school year. High school maybe.

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D-Day for Education in the context of a pandemic. The prime minister promised to reveal today how the 3rd period will take place, but he should not commit to a date for the reopening of schools. This decision should be postponed until the end of the month.

It was the time asked by experts for a reassessment and, yesterday, leaving São Bento, Rui Rio revealed that the Government's proposal “is, in three weeks' time”, to analyze whether there are conditions for a return of secondary students to classes face-to-face. Basic and Pre-School, said the PSD leader, very rarely return to schools this school year. This scenario can bring down the scouting tests and the 9th grade exams, as defended by the directors.

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