Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, French Minister of Education

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The French Minister of Education, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, has sent a letter to all parents with children in French schools. The focus was to inform about the new classes in moral and civic education, which could be seen as a respond to the Charlie Hebdo attack in January, but also as a reaction to the growing climate of hate on the web and other discrimination. Another topic in the letter was to put into force a more interdisciplinary teaching approach in college education and more personalised learning as well as smaller groups. This should give more flexibility to the teachers to organize their teaching. The pupils should also start to learn second languages in a much earlier age than today. Source: Press Release from the French Ministry of Education