Putin will take part in the meeting of the state Council on General education

Putin will take part in the meeting of the state Council on General education

During the meeting, expected to be considered modern state school system. The intended definition of the main tasks for the Federal and regional authorities in the field of zobrazovanie based on the outcomes of the national project.

MOSCOW, 23 Dec. The Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday will take part in the meeting of the State Council on improving the General education system in the Russian Federation, the press service of the Kremlin.

According to the report, will be considered the modern state school systems, key challenges to the Federal and regional authorities in this sphere with due account of the outcome of the national project “Education”, regional programs of modernization of education and the national educational initiative “Our new school”. The meeting participants will also discuss the progress of the state Program “Development of education for 2013-2020”.

Special attention will be paid to the targets for the salaries of teachers and the coverage of children by preschool education in the framework of the implementation of presidential decrees of 7 may 2012.

“Tomorrow will be a meeting of the state Council chaired by the President in the Grand Kremlin Palace. Theme — General education: current state and prospects of development. A vast topic. Will play, of course, and experts, and representatives of the regions, and our party leaders,” he told reporters on the eve of the meeting, press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.

School system

Today in Russia there are more than 43 thousand schools. Thus, according to the observations of the Ministry of education, there is a small decrease in the number of schools in the cities, due to the consolidation of schools.

Moreover, as noted in the government of the Russian Federation, the rural school, is practically not reduced.

One of the main problems at present is the transition to new, modern standards of education, which requires a modern learning environment.

All schools now connected to the Internet. 70% of urban schools and 20% of schools in rural areas provided with high-speed Internet.

New schools are under construction in the framework of Federal and regional programs. September 1 this year opened 107 new institutions, and another 42 schools are required to enter into operation before the end of 2015.

In recent years, significantly reduced the number of schools with three-shift education, now it’s only 78 schools. For 2015-2016, this task must be fully solved. But, according to the Ministry of education, the problem of two-shift teaching requires a more systematic approach. Proceeding from this, the Ministry proposed to start from next year the implementation of the program on creation in the Russian regions of new places in educational institutions.

In addition, from September 1 this year students began to study at the new history textbooks, which are created on the basis of historical and cultural standard, before it is widely discussed. There are a total of three lines of the history books.

According to information from the Ministry of education of the Russian Federation, in the last three years the Russian schools do not experience shortage in personnel. As of September there were about 4 thousand vacancies (approximately 0.5%).

The exam

The CPRF leader Gennady Zyuganov earlier recalled that the Communists have repeatedly offered to discuss the state Council on the problems of General education. He noted that General education “is still subject to the scheme of the exam, which prepares the averaged gray personality and video clip consciousness, which is not able to cover the problem.” Zyuganov proposed to remove the exam from the education system in Russia.

The head of the Duma Committee on education Vyacheslav Nikonov, in turn, noted that the introduction of the use caused a lot of questions, but its abolition will cause even more issues.

“Because once again the problem of how to organize a system of equal assessment of all children, equal opportunities for admission to colleges for talented kids from the provinces. That is, all the problems solved with the help of the exam will occur again. In addition, parents and children are focused on a certain system, and if now this system is broken, it will not cause nor support from the parent community, from the perspective of the children,” said Nikonov.


According to Nikonov, speech at the state Council meeting will focus on staffing issues and funding for education.

“The issues of increasing teachers’ salaries should be dealt with in accordance with the “may decrees” of the President 2012, and they are executed. I must say, for all the talk about what will be spending cuts to education, actually with those amendments that had been proposed by “United Russia” (in the consideration of the budget law in the state Duma), the reduction of education spending is not” — said Nikonov.

According to RAO academician Viktor Bolotov, the education budget next year will be scarce. “This is the result of global problems. That is, perhaps, the absolute number of rubles and will remain the same, but the content of the rouble will be less, i.e. for the same ruble to be less. In this regard, the supply will be worse,” he said.

As a way out of the situation Bolotov sees the need to prioritize tasks and to preserve their funding.

Plans for 2016

According to the Deputy Minister, in 2016 in the field of education there will be many new projects. “Because there are so many things that we are prepared now, they will begin work in the new year”, — said Kaganov.

Among prepared in 2015 changes in the education system in 2016 will come into force normative-per capita financing of additional education, then followed by the development of public-private partnership as a mechanism of development of this sphere.

“From September 1, 2016 shall come into force new standards for teaching children with disabilities and special needs (disabilities) in the elementary school,” added Hagan.