Spain’s Madrid Will Not Make Classroom Sizes Smaller Despite Coronavirus Crisis

The Ministry of Education in Madrid has presented the ‘back to school plan’ for the 2020/2021 school year, however, there is no mention of smaller classroom sizes despite the coronavirus crisis.

The Minister of Education, Enrique Ossorio, presented the plan this Tuesday at a press conference.

The plan is comprised of four different yet possible scenarios: the first is the one which will be applied if everything goes well, the second would be used if the health situation worsens and online and face-to-face education would take a back-seat, the third has designed a totally online-based education plan and the fourth scenario is an education in the ‘ new normality ‘and 100% face-to-face teaching for all courses.

If classes return in September, it will do so with the usual teacher to student ratios and classroom sizes will not be reduced. The new aspect of this first scenario plan is that some subjects will be taught online whilst other classes such as A-Levels will have a fully online day throughout the week.

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