Controversy over Allotment Gardens on Petersberg: City Council Faces Backlash

Controversy over Allotment Gardens on Petersberg: City Council Faces Backlash

Fewer allotment gardens on Petersberg? But another idea from the framework plan is currently causing a lot of excitement. Accordingly, a dozen allotment gardens in the Petersberg complex are to be “polished”. “Not with us,” many a city councilor posted last week. Green City Councilor David Maicher is still holding back: “We are having a … Read more

Thuringia’s Teacher Shortage: Over 650 Hired, But Challenges Remain

Thuringia’s Teacher Shortage: Over 650 Hired, But Challenges Remain

Erfurt (dpa/th) – 653 teachers were hired on a permanent basis in Thuringia in the first half of the 2023/24 school year. At 166, so-called lateral entrants made up a quarter of the new hires. This corresponds to the previous year’s level, the Ministry of Education said upon request. In addition, 262 educators were hired … Read more

Thuringia’s Development Bank to Expand Loan Programs with Increase in Equity Capital

Thuringia’s Development Bank to Expand Loan Programs with Increase in Equity Capital

Erfurt (dpa/th) – Thuringia’s development bank should be given more financial leeway to expand its loan programs. The state should now work to ensure that more low-interest loans are available for municipal investments, restructuring the economy and families building and purchasing their own homes, explained the parliamentary managing director of the CDU parliamentary group, Andreas … Read more

Thuringia’s Education Minister Holter discusses challenges of governing without a majority

Thuringia’s Education Minister Holter discusses challenges of governing without a majority

Erfurt (dpa/th) – Governing without a majority and a tolerating partner – this is not an ideal solution for Thuringia’s Education Minister Helmut Holter. “One can only hope for Thuringia that there will be a stable majority in 2024 that will also enable good governance,” said the left-wing politician to the German Press Agency in … Read more

The majority of deaf students learn in shared lessons

The majority of deaf students learn in shared lessons

Erfurt (dpa/th) – Significantly more than two thirds of deaf or hard-of-hearing students in Thuringia learned in shared lessons and not at special schools last school year. Of the 409 students with special educational needs in the area of ​​hearing, 90 were taught at support centers and 319 were taught in inclusive lessons at other … Read more

Biek moves to the USA: Erfurt star to Miami! And he is looking forward to Messi

Biek moves to the USA: Erfurt star to Miami!  And he is looking forward to Messi

Red White Erfurt loses his best six this winter! Samuel Biek (26) is moving to second division team Miami FC in the US state of Florida, returning to America, where he studied. IMAGE: Why Miami? Biek: I wanted to go back to the USA. My wife is American, her sister is pregnant. We just wanted … Read more

Thuringia’s Education Minister Proposes School Regulation Reforms to Prioritize Media Education and Computer Science

Thuringia’s Education Minister Proposes School Regulation Reforms to Prioritize Media Education and Computer Science

Erfurt (dpa/th) – New subject, more options, fewer performance checks: Thuringia’s Education Minister Helmut Holter (left) wants to reform school regulations. With the introduction of the subject “media education and computer science” at secondary schools, the timetable changes fundamentally. This is provided for in a draft for new school regulations that Holter presented in Erfurt … Read more

“Quarter of new Thuringian teachers are lateral entrants amid shortage”

Erfurt (dpa/th) – Of the teachers who were hired for an unlimited period in Thuringia in the first half of the school year, about a quarter were lateral entrants. This emerges from figures from the Ministry of Education, which are available to the German Press Agency. According to this, between the beginning of the school … Read more

Discounted Bach Weeks Ticket Prices

Erfurt (dpa/th) – In order to make it easier for audiences with a small budget to visit the concert, the Thuringian Bach Festival has decided to take a special step: the visitors can decide for themselves what amount they can afford to buy tickets for. “I think it’s important that with us, as an organizer … Read more

Education – Erfurt – Different experiences with lateral entrants – Education

Erfurt (dpa/th) – In response to the shortage of teachers in Thuringia’s schools, the state parents’ association believes that lateral entrants will continue to be required. “In the short term, this is the only option we have,” said state parent spokeswoman Claudia Koch of the German Press Agency. It takes many years to train teachers … Read more