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Greek Education Ministry to Withdraw School Book With Failed Parthenon Marbles Reference

Greece's Education Ministry will withdraw an art history school book that was criticized for misrepresenting the history of the Parthenon Marbles housed in the British Museum. The textbook, published in 2003, says that the Parthenon treasures, almost half of the 160-meter-long frieze on...

Greek National Council for Education Agrees on Deciding Method for Higher Education Admissions

The number of students admitted to Greece's universities and Technical Educational Institutes (TEI) will be set by a joint decision of the Education Ministry, higher education institutes and the Authority for Ensuring Quality in Higher Education, the National Council...

Greek PM and Opposition Leader Attend Epiphany Celebration

Greek Prime Minister and New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras attended the Epiphany celebration on Tuesday in the city of Kavala, Greece. After the ceremony, Samaras offered wishes for health to all Greeks and “progress for our country; now that it...

George Papandreou's New Party Launching Date a Mystery

The announcement of the new party of former Prime Minister and PASOK member, George Papandreou, has spread worries in his father, Andreas Papandreou's party, founded on September 3, 1974. The information emerging from the former Premier's associates regarding the...

Greek Education: 22 Ministers in 40 Years Turn Students into Guinea Pigs

Since the restoration of democracy in 1974, Greek high school students have become guinea pigs as 22 different Education Ministers - two of them twice - have tried to implement reforms that would put their name in history rather...

Greek Education Minister Supports Prisoners' Right to Study

Nikos Romanos, a 21-year-old anarchist and bank robber, started a hunger strike in prison four weeks ago when his request to study at the technical college where he was admitted at the beginning of the year was denied. With Romanos’ life...

Greece and Albania to Cooperate Over Books of Greek Minority

During an official visit to Tirana, Albania, Greek Education Minister Andreas Loverdos attended meetings with his Albanian counterpart Lindita Nikolla, Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, as well as with the President of the Albanian Parliament, Νiko Pelesh....

Greek Education Ministry to Fill 3,000 Vacant Positions in Elementary and High Schools

Teachers on childcare leave will be called by the Greek Education Ministry to express their interest in filling vacant positions in elementary and high schools, it was announced. As Education Minister Andreas Loverdos explained, the teachers who are currently...

Greek Education Minister to Ask for Volunteer Teachers

Greek Minister of Education Andreas Loverdos is considering asking for volunteer teachers to fill the 1,100 empty slots in Greece's public schools, according to a report in Proto Thema newspaper. Ministry officials claim that the shortage of teachers in several elementary...

Student Protest Rally in Athens Against Education Reforms

The second pan-educational demonstration within a period of four days took place in downtown Athens, Greece, earlier today, starting at 12:00 pm from the city's University Propylaea, with the participation of more than 1,500 secondary school students and teachers. The...