For a School of Trust

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Three pillars contribute to create the School of Trust : the respect of the core values of the French Republic, the research of excellence and benevolence.

For a School of Trust
 
 

About the Minister

Jean-Michel Blanquer has been the French Minister of National Education, Youth and Community Life since May 2017. From 2009 to 2012, he served as director of ESSEC business school and previously held several positions of responsibility in the French education system, including rector of the Guyana and Créteil academies, and director general of school education. He has a doctorate in law from Panthéon-Assas University and an M.A. in politics from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po). He has been heavily involved in relations with Latin America, notably as president of the Institute of the Americas and director of the Institute of Latin American Studies at the New Sorbonne University.

  KEY POLICIES

Reaching the goal of 100 % of students mastering basic knowledge

International studies show that French pupils' performance is below the European average in mathematics, science and reading. To reverse this
negative statement, a continuing priority must be given to primary schools.
 

Dividing first and second-grade class sizes in half in priority education schools

Scientific studies show that reducing class size allows the most vulnerable students to progress. Since September 2017, 2,500 first-grade classes in Enhanced Priority Education Networks (REP+) have been cut in half. .
  

Supporting books and reading

Several measures intend to improve reading practice, including class size reduction in priority education networks, creation of tools for monitoring students' progress and pedagogical contents about teaching how to read.
 

Revitalizing the Baccalauréat

The baccalauréat marks the end of secondary education. It is an essential benchmark in students'lives. Today, its complexity is unanimously criticized and its relevance to higher education is brought into question.


Bringing excellence to vocational route

Part of the "new hope", as decided by the President of the Republic, vocational education must face the challenges of becoming more attractive, providing young people job placement and representing excellence.

Developing a culture of evaluation

The culture of evaluation contributs to the progress of the educational system. By implementing scientific evaluation the Ministery of National Education is settling adopted answers to students needs.
 
  

STATISTICS

12 385 800
pupils and high school students and apprentices

884 300
teachers

62 600
primary schools, lower secondary schools and upper secondary schools, public and private



The state of Education 2016 : 30 indicators of the French education system

This edition brings together the key statistical indicators to analyse the French education system and assess the policies implemented. Structured around the resources allocated to the School, enrolment conditions and student outcomes, it focuses on describing the main current trends and sheds light on international comparisons.

The state of Education 2016



Education in Europe : key figuresEducation in Europe : key figures

Although International data are often referred to in the public debate, they are often no less tricky to interpret. Education in Europe: Key figures presents a wide variety of indicators through 30 factsheets including texts, focus, graphs, tables and maps. It thus provides the chance to compare and contrast the multiple dimensions in play for success in education, and this for all European Union member-states that are facing the same challenges, ranging from education for all to learning how to live together in diversity.

Education in Europe : key figure

THE FRENCH EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
 

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