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Greece Offers Free Covid-19 Vaccine, Face Masks to All Students

The Greek government announced on Friday that it will provide, free of charge, the Covid-19 vaccine to all Greek citizens and face masks for all pupils and teaching staff when schools open in September. The Covid-19 vaccine will be free...

Australian Teachers Sing in Greek to Lift Spirits in Coronavirus Times

A Greek Australian teacher created a touching song and video where all the staff at her school sing in Greek in a bid to remind their students of the values of community and togetherness during the coronavirus pandemic. The uplifting...

Greek Teachers Strike Over New Education Bill

Greek teachers walked off the job on Friday to protest against a bill which would change middle and high school curricula and regulate the country's university entrance system. Members of the Greek Federation of Secondary State School Teachers (OLME) went...

Greek Teachers Protest Against Proposed Legislation in Athens

Thousands of public school teachers joined a rally in central Athens on Thursday protesting the Education Ministry's proposed law on a new hiring system for teachers. The proposed legislation is scheduled to be put to a vote on Thursday in...

Teachers Clash With Riot Police in Central Athens

  Teachers and riot police clashed in central Athens on Monday afternoon, following a protest against a new system of hiring educators which the Greek government announced recently. The protest was organized by D.O.E. and O.L.M.E., the largest teachers' unions in...

Teachers Bring Their Protest over Jobs to Greek State TV Studios (video)

A group of teachers was on ERT TV shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, interrupting the main news broadcast. The newscaster suddenly announced, mid-report, that the broadcast was being interrupted for a commercial break. When the newscaster returned from the break viewers...

Teachers Clash With Police in Central Athens

Dozens of teachers clashed with the police outside the Greek parliament in Syntagma Square on Friday over the government's proposed reforms to the educational system. Riot police used tear gas to push the demonstrators away in clashes which happened to...

Greek Teachers Fined for Illicit Recording of Supervisor

A Greek court in Rhodes has imposed stiff fines on two teachers for recording a verbal exchange with their supervisor against his will. The court ordered the two teachers to pay a €1,000 ($1,224) fine each plus legal expenses adding...

Santorini Mayor Appeals to Locals to ‘Adopt a Teacher’ as Cost of Living Rockets

The mayor of the cosmopolitan island of Santorini, has appealed to local residents to adopt a teacher, as renting an apartment on the island has become prohibitively expensive. Nikos Zorzos responded to press reports that young teachers posted in schools in...

Greece Second from Bottom in Teachers-Students Ratio in Europe

Greece has the second worst ratio of teachers to students in the EU, according to a new comparative study of European higher education institutions. According to the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (ADIP) the ratio in Greece is one...