Presidential Aide, Secretary of the State Council Igor Levitin and Presidential Aide Andrei Fursenko chaired a meeting of the working group on the preparations of the State Council meeting on the tasks of the constituent regions of the Russian Federation in the field of general education.
The meeting was attended by Minister of Education Sergei Kravtsov, head of the working group, Kirov Region Governor Igor Vasilyev, members of the Presidential Council for Science and Education including Moscow State University Rector Viktor Sadovnichy, representatives of relevant federal and regional executive authorities, of both houses of the Federal Assembly, industry associations of entrepreneurs, and scientific and expert organisations.
Governor of Kirov Region Igor Vasilyev spoke of progress in preparing the report for the State Council meeting.
Minister of Education Sergei Kravtsov discussed the new tasks and priorities regarding the education system, highlighted the key points of the working group report and the proposals from heads of regions and the expert community.
The report reviews the current state of the general education system in Russia (including preschools), priority areas for its development, systematic updates to the content of general education, extracurricular education for children, staffing issues and the development of the general education infrastructure, security at educational institutions, and creating an effective system for managing educational institutions at the regional, municipal and institutional level.
Participants in the meeting discussed the work of educational institutions during the lockdown caused by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and proposed preparing systemic solutions for the functioning of the education system in such periods, including the use of remote learning.
Participants in the meeting addressed the wide gaps between the quality of education in different regions of the Russian Federation, pointed out the need to equalise the capacities of the regions, including through the programme to build more schools, the use of public-private partnership, further improvement of the material incentive system for teachers to improve the quality of education.
It was resolved to prepare the final version of the report and the proposals for discussion at the State Council meeting within two weeks, taking into account the comments and suggestions made at the working group meeting.