Student population hits new low as 18-year decline continues
The total number of K-12 students in Korea has hit its lowest level since modern records began, reflecting the drastic decline of the country's birthrate in recent decades.
Support for kindergarten kids to rise from next year
The Korean government will increase its tuition support for children between the age of three and five starting next year. The Education Ministry on Monday announced its five-year plan focusing on the development of children’s education.
[WHY] Why are English kindergartens on the rise as the birthrate declines?
At English kindergartens, children have to converse with their foreign teachers only in English, creating an exotic learning environment for which Korean parents don’t hesitate to pay more than triple the amount they would for ordinary kindergartens.
Parents, teachers split on merging kindergartens and daycare
Parents and teachers are showing mixed reactions toward the government’s plan to merge kindergartens and daycare centers.
Police raid kindergarten linked to E. coli outbreak
Police on Monday morning raided a kindergarten in Ansan, Gyeonggi, confiscating documents and CCTV footage after a large outbreak of E. coli hospitalized dozens of children earlier this month.
Parents sue kindergarten after mass outbreak of E. coli
A group of parents whose children got sick with food poisoning at a kindergarten in Ansan, Gyeonggi, are suing the school’s director, said police.
More students return to school as virus concerns linger
School is back in session for 2.37 million more students, including kindergartners, who resumed in-person classes Wednesday amid continued concerns over an uptick in new coronavirus cases.