More than 3 million and 737 thousand euros will be allocated to the provincial territory with the aim of combating early school leaving and educational poverty, ie the inability of children to learn, experiment, develop skills, talents and aspirations. This figure represents 12% of the total of 30 million that reached the entire region of Emilia-Romagna: this figure represents the percentage of students in the Reggio area proportionally compared to the regional total.
The vice president of the province responsible for the school Ilenia Malavasi: “The province of Reggio Emilia brings home precious resources that will be used to continue activities to combat early school leaving. Activities that we are already carrying out in the area, but that with these loans can have a new impetus for the future. Thanks to a table on youth unrest coordinated by the Prefecture, we have experienced new projects in recent months, thanks to the availability of schools and all actors involved, from volunteering to the third sector, which today can become in a good educational practice for the whole province of Reggio … Thanks to the funds of the PNR, we have the opportunity to continue building educational itineraries and of school welfare, but also places and spaces of social welfare ”.
There are 23 schools funded in total in the province, there are 14 institutes, of which 8 in Reggio Emilia (Nobili, Galvani-Iodi, Filippo Re, Motti, Chierici, Scaruffi-Levi-Tricore, Zanelli and Secchi) and 6 in the districts (the D’Arzo di Montecchio, the Mandela di Castelnovo ne ‘Monti, the Corso and the Einaudi in Correggio, the Gobetti in Scandiano and the Carrara in Guastalla). To these are added 9 secondary schools, 2 in Reggio Emilia and 7 in the province: San Martino in Rio, Poviglio, Campagnola, Castelnovo di sotto, Gualtieri, Fabbrico and Correggio.
The criteria followed for the distribution between autonomous communities of the total of 500 million euros available were: the rate of early exit from the education and training system in the age group 18-24 (ELET index – Early Leavers of Education and Training), for 65% of the score; the number of secondary and high school students in the reference region, by 20%; the attendance rate of the foreign population, by 5%; the rate of population without a high school diploma in the age group between 25 and 64 years, by 5%; the rate of households of five or more members, by 5%. After this regional division, the resources are subsequently distributed among the middle and higher state educational institutions present in each region, following two criteria: the first, which weighs 70% in the assessment, is the rate of learning fragility. calculated by the Invalsi, or the so-called implicit dispersion which is the percentage of students who in both subjects, Italian and mathematics, achieved a very low result. The second, 30% of the assessment, is the number of students enrolled in the educational institution.
“The school must first and foremost be a place of well-being, where to feel good, build community – continues Ilenia Malavasi – and promote actions aimed at preventing and combating unrest among young people, also caused by two years of pandemic and social segregation. That must be our mission. Conducting experiences such as opening schools in the afternoon is necessary to accompany students on a path of recognition to the school community. ”
“It is essential to help our children in the transition between the middle cycle and high school, with reception policies for those who manage to face the two years of high school which is currently the most critical point of the whole school journey, where more than early school leaving. In agreement with the school office we will work to build a network of schools that together carry out a shared project, where the school becomes the heart of our neighborhoods, where to help in learning, where to grow talent, where feel welcomed because it is part of a large community that has its roots in an area capable of supporting our students, with sport, volunteering, theater, music, the third sector, where we can grow with shared community values, ”concluded Malavasi.
The councilor of the municipality of Reggio Emilia Raffaella Curioni was also satisfied: “This is an extraordinary result for the school community of Reggiana and for the whole city that will be able to count on projects, actions and answers that can create opportunities to guarantee the educational and formative success of our students in the delicate passage of adolescence and the choice of high school.There is no better school, there is a school more suited to your expectations, motivations and individual interests. projects and resources dedicated to the problem of school dropout are central to building quality educational and learning itineraries for our students.In fact, it is from school where we must start building the future of our school. putting teachers, educators, local authorities and students at the center to work together in the experimentation and continuous research of public school policies. moreover, an extraordinary capacity to be able to attract dedicated public resources and to know how to plan to guarantee to the territory the valuable resources Pnrr. As a municipality of Reggio Emilia, we are now available to build concrete and innovative projects for the benefit of our young people. “