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High Rate of Students Leaving Private Schools

According to an article in the Greek newspaper “Ethnos”, the economic crisis has also hit the private schools. It is estimated that the number of students attending private schools this year will be decreased by 25%. It seems that...

6000 Teachers Retire, 600 Are Appointed this School Year

According to an article of the Greek newspaper “Ta Nea”, Minister of Education Anna Diamantopoulou announced that for this school year, only 600 teachers will be appointed, while 6,000 will be retiring. In addition, the number of substitute teachers...

US Teenagers Discover Greek Nature at The American Farm School’s Cultural Immersion Program

The American Farm School’s renowned cultural immersion program for U.S. teenagers, “Greek Summer,” was based in the beautiful farming village of Nea Gonia, Halkidiki this year. Each girl or boy lived with a different host family, while as a community...

Schools May Remain Closed in September Due to Strikes

It now seems likely that schools will not open on September 12 as planned. Greek teachers and professors of secondary education unions claim they will begin strikes, in protest against the cutting of their benefits and additional deductions for the...

Schools for Students "Above 18" in Athens

According to the decision of the Deputy Minister of Education, Fofi Gennimata, new secondary education schools will open in the Exarchia region of Athens under the scope of the drug rehabilitation unit “Above 18”. The classes are open to...

American College of Greece & ALBA Announce Collaboration in Graduate Business Education

The administrations of The American College of Greece and ALBA Graduate Business School have reached a preliminary agreement on an exclusive strategic collaboration in graduate business education. The goal of this collaboration is to combine both institutions' resources in...

How much Does Private Greek Education Really Cost?

 Greek families spend over 5 billion dollars on private schools and lessons. This sum corresponds to the money the government uses for the Public Education. According to research, Greeks begin to attend private lessons, from a very young age, in order to...

Greek Universities Divided On New Higher Education Bill Changes

The bill on changes in higher education has been dismissed by the University of Athens. It is said that university professors reacted strongly to certain provisions, at the Senate's meeting. Indeed, some supported that even if the law passes, they won't let it be applied. The assistance of...

Recognition of college graduates' professional rights

A presidential decree incorporating into the Greek law Directive 2005/36/EC, which obliges Greece to recognise the professional rights of European affiliated college graduates, was made public on Tuesday. This development deals with the recognition of the diplomas awarded by EU...