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The School of Trust is based on the respect of three pillars : the core values of the French Republic, the research of excellence and benevolence.

For a School of Trust
Press file "Together for a School of Trust"

About the Minister

Jean-Michel Blanquer has been the French Minister of National Education and Youth since May 2017. From 2009 to 2012, he served as director of ESSEC business school and previously held several positions of responsibility in the French education system, including rector of the Guyana and Créteil academies, and director general of school education. He has a doctorate in law from Panthéon-Assas University and an M.A. in politics from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po). He has been heavily involved in relations with Latin America, notably as president of the Institute of the Americas and director of the Institute of Latin American Studies at the New Sorbonne University.

  2019 : French G7 presidency committed to fighting inequality

France will hold the G7 presidency in 2019, hosting a summit dedicated to fighting inequality in Biarritz from 24 to 26 August 2018. France has chosen to prioritise education issues in the G7 discussions.

2019 : French G7 presidency committed to fighting inequality


On 18-19 October 2018, the French Ministry of Education organised a conference on inclusive education at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris. The two-day event was an opportunity to compare approaches taken around the world, to exchange points of view, and to inform further discussion around inclusion of pupils with disabilities.

International perspectives on inclusive education


100 % success in primary school : strengthening French and mathematics instruction

International and French tests show that French students have insufficient mastery of basic skills. Jean-Michel Blanquer gives priority to the mastery of French and mathematics, the basis of all knowledge.

Fighting inequalities at their source

Twenty percent of students have not mastered basic skills by the end of primary school. To address this difficulty at the root, it is essential that the most vulnerable students benefit from greater supervision in their formative years and qualitative teaching methods.

Supporting books and reading

Several measures intend to improve reading practice, including class size reduction in priority education networks, creation of tools for monitoring students' progress and pedagogical contents about teaching how to read.

Towards a new general and technological baccalauréat in 2021

The excessive complexity of the baccalauréat doesn't guarantee success in higher education. Therefore, Jean-Michel Blanquer is restructuring the general and technological baccalauréat to make it a springboard to success.

Better preparing students for the job market

Transforming vocational upper-secondary schools is essential for giving young people an easier access to the job market.


Better school conditions for students with disabilities

Welcoming students with disabilities in schools responds to a requirement for justice and solidarity.

National assessments of first, second and sixth-grade students

Mastery of basic knowledge by all primary-school students is a top priority. In September 2018, all children enrolled in first, second and sixth grades received assessments. These tests provide teachers with effective benchmarks for identifying students' difficulties early in the year.


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Girls and boys on the path to equality, from school to higher education

In celebration of International Women's Day on 8 March, "Girls and boys on the path to equality, from school to higher education" is a collection of statistical information on the success of girls compared to boys, starting from school right up until entering active employment. The publication highlights gender-based differences in young people's pathways, performance, choice of direction and any adult education and training, which will later have an impact on their transition to employment, as well as their occupation and salary-related inequalities between women and men.

Girls and boys on the path to equality, from school to higher education

Key data on National Education 2018

These key figures give an overview of the French educational system for the school year 2017-2018.

Key data on National Education 2018

The state of Education 2016 : 30 indicators of the French education system

This edition brings together the key statistical indicators to analyse the French education system and assess the policies implemented. Structured around the resources allocated to the School, enrolment conditions and student outcomes, it focuses on describing the main current trends and sheds light on international comparisons.

The state of Education 2016

Education in Europe : key figuresEducation in Europe : key figures

Although International data are often referred to in the public debate, they are often no less tricky to interpret. Education in Europe: Key figures presents a wide variety of indicators through 30 factsheets including texts, focus, graphs, tables and maps. It thus provides the chance to compare and contrast the multiple dimensions in play for success in education, and this for all European Union member-states that are facing the same challenges, ranging from education for all to learning how to live together in diversity.

Education in Europe : key figure



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