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Make sure to visit Warsaw University of Technology this weekend! Posted by on Dec 6, 2019

There is a lot happening at the Warsaw University of Technology (Politechnika Warszawska) this weekend, so make sure to stop by if you are in the area. It is called International Festival of Warsaw. So far 21 countries are part of this International Festival (Festiwal Międzynarodowy). So what is it exactly?  I have never attended…

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Why are Polish teachers on strike? Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

Teachers (nauczyciele) in Poland went on an indefinite nationwide strike over pay Monday after the government failed to meet union demands during days of negotiations. The strike (strajk) by teachers of kindergarten all the way up through the final year of high school is the first such widespread work stoppage in Poland’s classrooms since a…

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Are teachers valued in Poland? Posted by on Sep 23, 2018

All over the world, proud parents drop their children at the gates of schools, dreaming about what they might accomplish. They entrust teachers with the duty of nurturing their development and opening their eyes to a wonderful world of possibilities. Of course it’s a huge responsibility. The question is: is that responsibility reflected in their…

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Back to school – school vocabulary in Polish Posted by on Aug 16, 2018

My kids still have a little time left before going back to school, but a lot of students in US already started school! First day of school is always such an important day for both parents and students! Meeting new teachers, meeting new friends, reconnecting with teachers you know and friends you missed! Here is…

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Periodic table of the elements in Polish Posted by on Jun 25, 2018

Every element has a corresponding number on the periodic table (każdy pierwiastek ma odpowiadający numer na układzie okresowym). Take a look at the Periodic table of the elements (Układ okresowy pierwiastków) and all names of elements in both Polish and English: Wodór Hel Lit Beryl Bor Węgiel Azot Tlen Fluor Neon Sód Magnez Glin Krzem Fosfor Siarka…

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What is new in Poland’s education system? Posted by on Aug 27, 2017

Despite the protests of teachers, parents, and local authorities, the Polish government decided to reverse the education reform (reforma edukacji) of 1999, bringing Polish schools back to a two-level education system. According to Minister Anna Zalewska structural changes are the remedy to all the problems the education system is facing. Her critics – groups of…

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Poland Posted by on Jan 27, 2017

As many of you know, Poland was the first country invaded by Nazi Germany on September 1, 1939. With a stab in the back from the Soviet Union on September 17, Poland disintegrated within weeks as a sovereign state. Its western and northern territory was incorporated into the German Reich, the center and south became…

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