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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than eight million candidates signed up for Brazil’s National Secondary Education Examination (Enem) over the weekend but records show that only 5.8 million actually took the tests. This year’s...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Data on the 2015 National Secondary Education Examination (Enem) test given to high school students show the urgent need to reform Brazil’s high school system, said government officials on Tuesday...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The signing of a new educational model for Brazilian high school public schools has received both strong criticism and praise. The new model signed by Brazilian President Michel Temer on...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Education announced this week that it will increase the country’s education budget next year by approximately R$9 billion. The 2016 education budget approved by Congress in...
By Stephanie Foden and Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Federal prosecutors are investigating seventy complaints of college courses across the country operating without authorization from the Ministry of Education (MEC). Most of the complaints were made...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Schools located in Rio's favela neighborhoods with UPPs (Police Pacifying Units) had a larger increase on their test score results in the Brazilian Índice de Desenvolvimento da Educação Básica (Ideb,...
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