The ceremonial induction of Romani students into the scholarship program run by the ROMEA organization in the Czech Republic for the 2018/19 academic year. (PHOTO: Petr Zewlakk Vrabec)
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Top Czech YouTuber doing media literacy education for hundreds of thousands was inspired by John Oliver14.2.2019 9:11 full story
videoMagdalena Karvayová: Romani children in the Czech schools are still segregated, we can change that6.1.2019 11:24 full story
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30.10.2018 19:40 A pupil in the eighth grade of the Slovanka Primary School in the town of Česká Lípa has attempted suicide because her fellow pupils bullied her. It is likely that they picked on her because of her Romani origin. full story
Czech school targeted with hate over its non-white first-graders last year receives donation of laptop computers28.9.2018 13:15 The CZ.NIC firm has donated 24 new laptop computers to pupils attending the Plynárenská Primary School in Teplice, Czech Republic, a gift worth almost CZK 400 000 [EUR 16 000] made in response to last year's wave of hate speech about a photograph of the school's first-grade class published by the local daily Teplický deník. News server Romea.cz has previously reported about the case here. full story
15.6.2018 13:37 Eva Marie Duždová, a Romani girl from Slovakia, is living proof that we should abandon our prejudices and not look at the world in terms of black or white. Eva just came in first place during the entrance examinations for an eight-year college preparatory school in Prešov. full story
Vanesa Horváthová: I hope there will be more Romani doctors, journalists, lawyers and police officers30.5.2018 17:19 They are young, they are studying, and they have dreams. Romani students have joined the campaign in the Czech Republic called MÁM SEN! I HAVE A DREAM!, a matching grant challenge by the US-based Bader Philanthropies and the ROMEA organization, and have decided to tell their stories in order to support other Romani youth continuing their educations. full story
30.4.2018 7:17 Police in Frýdek-Místek, Czech Republic have indicted the first suspect in the case of the hateful commentaries posted to online social networks last year beneath the photographs of first-graders at a primary school in Teplice. If convicted the man could be sent to prison for as long as three years. full story
Czech EdMin says number of Romani children educated according to reduced standards has not changed in three years7.1.2018 17:17 The number of Romani children who are educated according to reduced standards has almost not changed at all during the last three years. Almost every eighth Romani child in primary school is learning according to the curriculum for schoolchildren with mild mental disability. full story
10.12.2017 16:08 Tereza Štěpková, director of the Terezín Initiative Institute, told the Czech News Agency on 8 December that not enough is being taught in the Czech schools about Romani people. Neglected subjects include both Romani culture and history.
11.11.2017 7:52 Speaking with the daily Týdeník Směr, Czech MP Tereza Hyťhová (Freedom and Direct Democracy - SPD), who is a pedagogue, has expressed understanding for the people who have posted death threats and other hateful commentaries recently to social networking sites beneath a photograph of a first grade class from the Prosetice quarter of Teplice. The children photographed are mostly of Arab, Romani or Vietnamese origin.
2.11.2017 10:35 Since January of this year, Romea.cz has been regularly publishing interviews with people who do interesting work to aid us in living well here together. The series of articles follows the motto of this year's International Romani Day celebrations, "Together We Can". full story
26.5.2017 7:24 On Monday, 22 May, an educational action by the People in Need - One World in the Schools organization (Člověk v tísni – Jeden svět na školách) called "Media Education Weeks 2017" is beginning with the motto "Truth Matters". The weeks will last until 30 June and are focused on Czech elementary and secondary schools. full story
Czech nursery school registrations have opened - five-year-olds must enroll or their parents face a fine5.5.2017 10:12 The compulsory enrollment of children into nursery schools in the Czech Republic began on 2 May. Children who will be five years old this autumn, even those who have never attended preschool before, are legally obliged to enroll. full story
7.12.2016 7:49 President of the Slovak Republic Andrej Kiska visited the Podskalka Primary School near the town of Humenné two weeks ago. "We're all aware that the Romani issue, how to best include Romani people in everyday life, is a question of education," news server aktualne.sk quoted him as saying.
6.12.2016 9:08 One-third of primary and one-fifth of secondary schools in the Czech Republic are neglecting the instruction of subjects that are supposed to be priorities and are crucial to involving pupils in a democratic society. Such topics include an active approach to human rights, development of a general overview and civic competencies, prevention of extremism, respect for cultural differences, and support for democratic values. full story
26.11.2016 10:10 The Czech tabloid Blesk has published an interview with Václav Klaus, Jr., the son of the former Czech President who was once the principal of a private high school in Prague, featuring the headline "Inclusion is a crime against disabled children". Tomáš Hečko, who is the parent of a child with Down Sydrome and a media professional, has reviewed the piece. full story
10.11.2016 6:39 "The discussion of the collection of sensitive data in the schools, i.e., data about disability or ethnicity, has been connected in the Czech Republic exclusively with tracking the number of Romani pupils," Štěpán Drahokoupil of the Open Society Foundation Prague writes in a commentary first published by the news server "Česká škola" (Czech School). full story