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Changes to 2020-2021 school calendar in Spain

September 10, 2020

Original Article: https://www.niusdiario.es/sociedad/educacion/calendario-escolar-2020-2021-espana-evn3m_18_2993820247.html

In less than a month, many autonomous communities will start the new 2020-2021 school year . These remaining weeks are focused on buying books and school supplies. It will be a return to the classroom marked by the pandemic that everyone is experiencing and that continues to affect Spain. In some communities, the return of students to educational centers will be scheduled and with some rules to avoid coronavirus infections.

All the autonomous communities plan to start before September 15 and end before June 25. In addition to the Christmas and Easter holidays, each school has three days of free disposal and two of local festivities. Many communities will spend the holiday of the Constitution Day from December 6 to 7.

The pandemic led the Education Sector Conference to decide to postpone the entrance exams in all the autonomous communities, most of them making the ordinary call during the first half of July, and now the second during the first 15 days of September 

The extraordinary call for September will also be held later than usual due to the coronavirus. Only Euskadi, Navarra and Asturias have already held the second call for selectivity. When done in September, there will be students who will have to enroll in the university in October.

The Minister of Education and Youth, Enrique Ossorio, has advanced this Monday that the opposition to teacher in the Community of Madrid will be delayed to the year 2022 to match them with the rest of the autonomies that have chosen to postpone their public job offers, then in case If held next year, there would be a "pull effect" that would harm temporary teachers in the region.

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