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Child Labor Plagues Greece

June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labor, but it seems that the fight against child labor has not yet started in Greece, where 100,000 “invisible” kids work long hours for low wages. George Moschos, Deputy Ombudsman in charge...

More Hours For Primary School Teachers

In an effort not to appoint substitute educators and save funds, the Greek government decided to make school teachers work two more hours per week from September on, which is the beginning of the new school year. The strategy reduce...

The Final Athena Plan

The Ministry of Education announced the school departments that will continue to receive students next year as well as those departments which will start preparing to close down. The application of the education restructuring plan Athena will reduce departments and...

Results of Pan-Hellenic Exams for Greeks Abroad

The Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning, and Religious Affairs has announced the results from the Pan-Hellenic Examinations for admission to higher education for children of Greeks abroad and children of Greek officials serving abroad. Results can be accessed on the...

Greek Author Εugene Trivizas Donates 4,000 Books to Greek Diaspora

Famous Greek author Eugene Trivizas donated 4,000 children’s books to the Minsitry of Education, which will be distributed to libraries and schools of the Greek Diaspora. Trivizas met with both the Deputy Minister of Education, Evi Christofilopoulou, and the newly appointed...

Dora Bakoyiannis and Anna Diamantopoulou Booed By Protesters

Dora Bakoyiannis received the strong disapproval of the people of Thermaikos while entering the mayoral building in order to attend the meeting of the Municipal Chamber that had invited her. Members of the Independent Initiative of the People of Thermaikos...

Students Without Meals in Lamia TEI for 2 Days

The President of the TEI in Lamia has caused quite a stir by revealing to Eleftherotypia daily that TEI students told him they had not eaten for the past two days. This statement follows the implementation of the decision...

Cuts in Operational Costs and Personnel in Greek Schools Abroad

According to its announcement, the Greek Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs has managed to impose serious cuts in operational costs and personnel in Greek schools abroad without affecting the schools’ normal function. The Greek Parliament begins discussions...

Students Clash with Police in Syntagma

Students clashed with riot police today noon at Syntagma Square, Athens, when students refused to end their sit-down demonstration and leave Amalia Boulevard. Tension broke out when riot police officers tried to restore traffic in front of the Parliament building,...

Government Bill on Greek Language Education Abroad

The aim of the bill on Greek Language Education abroad, presented to the Cabinet, is firstly to make a connection between the expenditures and the quality of education, so that maximum efficiency can be accomplished. According to the new...