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Antonio Peña Mirabal / El Día

The National Council of Education, headed by Minister Antonio Peña Mirabal, approved that the 2019-2020 school year will end on the date established by the school calendar that is 19 June, with the passing of students with grades of 70% in high school and 65% in elementary. Classes in the Dominican Republic ended on 12 March when the schools were conditioned as voting places for the 15 March municipal election. Nevertheless, they never reopened and classes instead resuming only online after the onset of the Covid-19 epidemic.

The National Council of Education determined during the Wednesday, 20 May 2020 meeting, that the new school year will begin on Monday, 24 August 2020. Students that did have passing grades will have the opportunity to attend remedial classes from 1 to 19 August. Students that do not meet teacher requirements may need to...

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