Keyword: education minister

French government unveils plan to ban mobile phones in schools

French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer has announced that school pupils aged between 6- and 15-years-old will be banned from using their mobile phones at school from the start of the next education year, beginning in September 2018.

French government plans new presentation of secularism in schools

French education minister says Muslim pupils must be made aware that 'secularism is not something against them, it protects them'.

French education minister caught between Left and Right in school reform plan

Najat Vallaud Belkacem, the target of right-wing jibes, now faces testing teachers' strike this week against her plans for secondary school reform.

Right attacks new French education minister over gender stand

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem last year backed an experimental reform for primary schools aimed at overcoming gender stereotyping.