MIL OSI translation. Region: Germany/Germany –
Source: Switzerland – Canton Government of Basel in German
The plenary assembly of the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) elected government councilor and director of education Monica Gschwind to the board. In this way, the concerns and suggestions of the Bildungsraum Nordwestschweiz (BRNW) with the cantons of Aargau, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt and Solothurn can continue to be effectively introduced to the EDK.
The EDK coordinates and promotes a nationwide education policy based on state treaties. It works with the Confederation to further develop the jointly responsible educational areas of grammar schools, vocational training and universities, supports intercantonal technical coordination at elementary school level, makes decisions on regular nationwide assessments of basic skills (ÜGK) and on PISA, and represents the educational policy interests of the cantons in the Abroad.
The board of the EDK prepares the business of the plenary conference, plans the work of the entire conference and monitors the implementation of the resolutions. The election of government councilor Monica Gschwind strengthens the educational policy positions of the canton of Basel-Landschaft and enables a more proactive influence on Swiss-wide issues in terms of the BRNW.
As the new representative of the Northwestern Swiss Education Directors’ Conference (NW-EDK), government councilor Monica Gschwind succeeds Solothurn’s governor Reto Ankli.
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