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New law to direct funds from fines on political parties to...

Yucatán's congress has approved a new law that will see fines paid by political parties spent on education.

Student activists say they are being targeted for their role in...

Members of the collective Sororidad Anahuac say that they have been threatened and verbally assaulted both online and in-person for their role in bringing attention to the case. 

Latin America’s first Airbus helicopter academy to open in Mérida

The academy will be the first of its type in Latin America and is slated to begin operations in January 2022.

School parents make “coperacha” for internet access before classes start

Only three out of 10 students at the 22 de Febrero CROC high school have returned to their classrooms, so parents are pitching in to buy Internet access for the rest.

What does a return to school mean for Mexico’s COVID-19 recovery?

"it is very important that our children are able to return to school, there is no real substitute for in-person learning," said López Obrador during a press conference earlier today.

COVID-19 vaccines now being offered to teachers in Yucatán

The vaccination campaign is expected to run until Friday, but authorities say that the centers will continue to operate until Saturday if needed.

Thousands of excited students return to classrooms in Campeche

Thousands of grade school students in Campeche have returned to classrooms in a state-wide pilot program. In total 5,500 students in 137 schools are to...

Teachers in Yucatán to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in May

Teachers in Yucatán are to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in May, announced President Andrés Manuel López Obrador during a morning press conference. The program seeks...

COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers in Yucatán to begin next week

School teachers will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines as early as April 20, Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal announced. On Thursday, the governor is scheduled to...

Mexican students help develop a new agricultural imaging satellite

SpaceX will launch a new Mexican satellite into Earth’s orbit after a collaboration that involved students from Atlacomulco's Polytechnic University. The satellite, D2/AtlaCom-1, is expected...

Will schools reopen after Easter? Authorities say it’s unlikely

Federal health undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell says that Yucatán is not yet ready for students returning to classrooms. The government official said that although Yucatán’s government...

After more than a year, Mexico plans back-to-school strategy

Mexico’s federal education authority says that it is working on a plan to return students to in-classroom learning.  The news comes a day after President...

Free courses teach people in rural communities to cultivate marijuana

Pro-marijuana activists are offering free growing workshops in Yucatan's rural communities. "It is all about fighting the stigma that surrounds marijuana and showing people the...

Yucatán governor: Teachers next in line for COVID-19 vaccinations

Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal plans to place teachers next in line for COVID-19 vaccines.  The governor told President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that once...

AMLO: States free to decide when schools will open again

In a morning press conference, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said each state will decide when students and teachers will be returning to classrooms. The...

Teachers doing the best they can with what they have

An estimated 40% of teachers in Yucatán do not have adequate internet connectivity in their homes, say state education authorities. Since the beginning of the...

As vaccines offer new hope, is it time for schools to...

Mexico’s largest employers' association, COPARMEX, is arguing that the time has come for students to return to the classroom. COPARMEX argues that school closures are...

Teachers overcome obstacles to help students in need

Teachers in Yucatan have launched a rural mobile school project to bring education to needy students. The program is run by a pair of teachers,...

Private schools in Yucatán buckle under pressure from COVID-19

All classrooms in Yucatán have remained closed since last March. Photo: File The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout have forced at least 40 private...

Why Yucatan has become a magnet for education

A trip to Yucatan isn't just for adventure tourists and business travelers. Around 13 percent of students pursuing higher education here have come from...

University site investigated for ancient Mayan remains

Mexico's new university in Ticul won't get very far until some possible Mayan remains or artifacts at the site are sorted out.

2 new universities for Yucatán under AMLO’s education plan

Two new universities for Yucatán — one in Ticul and the other in Yaxcabá — were pledged Monday, following up on a campaign-trail promise made by president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

A little booze gives an edge to students learning a foreign...

Alcohol — in moderation — helps with learning a new language, says British and Dutch researchers who studied 50 Germans learning Dutch.

Summer vacation nears for half a million school children

More than half a million kids in public and private schools are getting ready for their well-earned summer break.