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Hanna Sopkova, Depchief of Education and Science Department of Regional State Administration

Today it is incumbent upon all teachers to be aware of the changes outlined by the Presidents’ Committee for Economic Reforms, effective 2010-2014, for the program “Prosperous Society, Competitive Economy, Effective State”. Funding needs for regional education are estimated at 1,632,000 UAH. Presently 10 regional educational programs are established in Transcarpathia.

In accordance with the Transcarpathian Education Development Program for 2003-2012, the plan is to purchase school furniture, sports equipment, and computer curriculum for 46 schools. In 2010 the purchase of 7 Physics, 5 Chemistry, 6 Mathematics and 5 Biology laboratories is scheduled.

For the School Bus Regional Program, 97 buses were purchased for rural schools, and 12 buses will be purchased for the upcoming year. Construction of schools is in progress. During 2002-2009, 43 educational establishments for 8220 pupils were opened.

In the Transcarpathian region, there are 118 educational institutions. These are attended by 20,552 students, who receive education in the following languages: 66 of schools – in Hungarian, 12 – in Romanian, 2 – in Russian. In 38 schools the studies are conducted in two or more languages. Traditionally, every year the Management of education and Science rewards the prizewinners and their teachers, from the 4th round of All-Ukrainian Olympiads.

In 2008 the Avhustyn Voloshyn Regional Prize in Pedagogics was founded for the encouragement of teachers in creative work and for the increase of awareness and prestige of the teaching profession. Professional training of personnel is carried out on the government order in 18 state vocational schools with enrollment of 8965 of students. Training of specialists with higher education is carried out in 6 higher educational establishments of III – IV levels of accreditation, and also in 14 HEE of I-II levels of accreditation.

Source: Magazine “Transcarpathia” № 2 summer/autumn 2010

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  1. Brown vs. Board of Education decision of 1954 that delrecad unconstitutional the racial segregation of public schools. Separate schools for black and white children are inherently unequal, Chief Justice Earl Warren said in an opinion that helped launch the civil-rights movement.LocalLinks State-enforced segregation laws are long gone, but for school officials today, a key question remains: Did the historic decision commit them to a policy of seeking integrated schools, or did it tell them not to assign students to a school based on their race?Today, lawyers in a pair of integration cases will debate whether school boards may use racial guidelines to assign students. Both sides will rely on the Brown decision to make their case. In Seattle, the school board adopted a policy, now suspended, that gave nonwhite students an edge if they sought to enroll in a popular, mostly white high school. In Jefferson County, Ky., which includes Louisville, the school district said black children should make up between 15 percent and 50 percent of the enrollment at each elementary school. In both cities, several white parents sued to have the plans delrecad unconstitutional after their children were barred from enrolling in the school of their choice because of their race. Although they lost in the lower courts, the Supreme Court voted in June to hear their appeals, leading many to predict the justices are poised to outlaw racial balancing in the public schools. At its core, the issue here is the promise made 52 years ago in Brown vs. Board of Education, said Theodore Shaw, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Legal Defense Fund, which won the ruling that struck down racial segregation in the South. Mandatory desegregation is now a thing of the past. All that’s left is voluntary desegregation, and now that is being challenged. Bush administration lawyers, who joined the case on the side of the parents, say the Brown decision sought to move the United States toward a color-blind policy. They say school officials may not open or close the door to particular students solely because of race. In short, race-based decisions are racial discrimination, even if the officials are pursuing a laudable goal, they say.

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