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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

Students wash their hands and have their temperature taken before their first days of school in Escárcega Campeche. Photo: Courtesy.

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

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced this morning his government’s plan to vaccinate all teachers in Mexico against COVID-19 by the...

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

Teachers in Yucatán could start receiving COVID-19 vaccines as early as next week. Photo: Courtesy School teachers will...

Mexican students help develop a new agricultural imaging satellite

Photo: Pexel SpaceX will launch a new Mexican satellite into Earth’s orbit after a collaboration that involved students...

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

Federal health undersecretary Hugo López Gatell arrived in Mérida yesterday but did not deliver the news parents and students had hoped...

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

All classrooms in Mexico have remained closed since last March. Photo: File Mexico’s federal education authority says...

Free courses teach people in rural communities to cultivate marijuana

Frente Cannábico del Sureste is offering free marijuana cultivation courses across Yucatán’s rural communities. Photo: Courtesy Pro-marijuana activists...

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

Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal presents AMLO with a plan for teacher vaccination in Yucatán. Photo: Courtesy Yucatán...

AMLO: States free to decide when schools will open again

AMLO's critics say he is passing the buck by letting states decide when students are to return to class. Photo: File

Teachers doing the best they can with what they have

There is no word on when students will be returning to classrooms in Yucatán. Photo: File An estimated...

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

Classrooms across Yucatán remained closed. Photo: File Mexico’s largest employers' association, COPARMEX, is arguing that the time has...

Teachers overcome obstacles to help students in need

Yahaira Elena Ek Sosa and Karla Maribel Ek Sosa inside "escuelita móvil.” Photo: File Teachers in Yucatan have...

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...

Why Yucatan has become a magnet for education

More than one in 10 university students are from another state or country. Photo: Sipse A trip to...

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.

U. of Pittsburgh cultivates its connection with Valladolid

The Center for Latin American Studies has brought 14 students from the University of Pittsburgh to Valladolid for a six-week research assignment.

Study: UADY among the best in Latin America

A British study of the world's universities places Mérida's UADY among the best, not just in the country, but also in Latin America.