The extension of the day advances in the primary schools of the province

The General Directorate of Culture and Education (DGCyE) sent a statement to all the educational regions of the province of Buenos Aires to advance with the extension of the day in primary schools, a measure that in principle, it will apply to some 500 institutions with which the Buenos Aires government is already working.

The extension of the class schedule is in accordance with article 28 of the National Education Law No. 26,206, which establishes that “primary schools will be extended or full-day in order to ensure the achievement of the objectives set for this level. ” and with the resolution of the Federal Council of Education (CFE) issued last June in which the portfolios of all the provinces promised to advance in that direction.

“From the General Directorate of Culture and Education we celebrate this initiative, which will also allow us to comply with the mandate of the Provincial Law of Education and with the goals of the 2022-2027 Six-Year Plan defined by the Buenos Aires government,” the portfolio reported in the internal statement. released in the last few hours. The brief indicates that work is being done to go full-time in some schools and change from 20 to 25 hours a week in other establishments “given that more class time contributes positively to the probability of promoting a year of study and in the acquisition of learning “.

In the last hours, the general director of Culture and Education, Alberto Silonihe told Radio Province that it seeks to go “from a single day to a full day” in some 200 schools. He also confirmed that 500 schools are working “to add one more hour” and that another 800 intend to “work on Saturdays.” “We need to reinforce learning,” he warned.

The letter distributed to the regions indicates that the objective of extending the schedule is “to strengthen the work in the classroom on curricular contents of reading and writing, mathematics and science, with didactic guidelines that will be established by the Provincial Directorate of Primary Education.” The extension “will not be imposed on any institution and it will be a decision of each educational community, depending on the possibilities of each school and in joint work with the district and regional headquarters and the Provincial Directorate of Primary Education.”

The change can be made by all primary schools (including establishments that currently have a four and a half hour day), with the exception of unitary schools with fewer than five students.

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