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Peru: “low cost” private education under scrutiny

Peru: “low cost” private education under scrutinyA new study by Education International reveals the flaws and inconsistencies behind Peru’s “low cost” private education boom.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15701/peru-%e2%80%9clow-cost%e2%80%9d-private-education-under-scrutinycommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:30:00 +0100

Canada: trade unions worried by planned reform of university governance

Canada: trade unions worried by planned reform of university governanceEducation unions oppose Bill 234, which would make sweeping changes in the system of governance of the University of Montreal, threatening academic freedom and the university’s collegial governance, and deteriorating working conditions.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15693/canada-trade-unions-worried-by-planned-reform-of-university-governancecommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:26:00 +0100

UK: Solidarity with education union’s fight over university pensions

UK: Solidarity with education union’s fight over university pensionsEducation International’s European region, ETUCE, has sent a message of solidarity to University and College Unions members at 61 UK universities who are due to walk out soon in a dispute over changes to the universities’ pension scheme.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15700/uk-solidarity-with-education-union%e2%80%99s-fight-over-university-pensionscommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:47:00 +0100

EI: New podcast marks 25 years of solidarity with education workers

EI: New podcast marks 25 years of solidarity with education workersAs Education International (EI) celebrates its 25th anniversary, a new podcast helps us look back to past achievements that have helped thousands of teachers deliver quality education, no matter the circumstances.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15699/ei-new-podcast-marks-25-years-of-solidarity-with-education-workerscommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:59:00 +0100

United States: Grief and disbelief after school shooting

United States: Grief and disbelief after school shootingEducators the world over have expressed their shock and distress at the news of another deadly shooting in a US school.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15698/united-states-grief-and-disbelief-after-school-shootingcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:38:00 +0100

The Council of Global Unions condemns attacks on labour rights

The Council of Global Unions condemns attacks on labour rightsThe Council of Global Unions held its 12th meeting with a clear message in support of its members in the USA and against attacks on the American trade union movement.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15695/the-council-of-global-unions-condemns-attacks-on-labour-rightscommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:00 +0100

The Netherlands: Educators’ Code Red continues

The Netherlands: Educators’ Code Red continuesDutch educators are on strike, demanding decent salaries and a normal workload, and urging the government to clearly and firmly address burn out and a shortage in teachers in primary education.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15694/the-netherlands-educators%e2%80%99-code-red-continuescommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:17:00 +0100

A leader in Swedish education is remembered for his lifetime’s work

A leader in Swedish education is remembered for his lifetime’s workFamily and friends traveled to Leksand, Sweden, to reflect on the life of Lars-Erik Klason, a champion of public education and trade unionism in both Sweden and around the world.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15696/a-leader-in-swedish-education-is-remembered-for-his-lifetime%e2%80%99s-workcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:43:00 +0100

Belgium: “Hands off our pensions”, say education unions

Belgium: “Hands off our pensions”, say education unionsTeachers in Belgium stopped work for an hour on 1 February, in response to a call from education unions to denounce the Federal Government's pension policy.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15690/belgium-%e2%80%9chands-off-our-pensions%e2%80%9d-say-education-unionscommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:11:00 +0100

EI World Women's Conference: Education unionists speak up against sexual violence and harassment

EI World Women's Conference: Education unionists speak up against sexual violence and harassmentThe Education International’s third World Women’s Conference concluded with moving contributions from panellists on the last plenary panel, which focused on the #MeToo social media campaign.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15689/ei-world-womens-conference-education-unionists-speak-up-against-sexual-violence-and-harassmentcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:47:00 +0100

Uganda: unlicensed schools continue to operate, defying Government’s decision

Uganda: unlicensed schools continue to operate, defying Government’s decisionThe battle between the private school chain Bridge International Academies and the Ugandan authorities is far from over as the company continues to operate its schools despite government warnings to comply with minimum standards.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15688/uganda-unlicensed-schools-continue-to-operate-defying-government%e2%80%99s-decisioncommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:47:00 +0100

USA: joint teacher union action aims to put education secretary on notice

USA: joint teacher union action aims to put education secretary on noticeThe American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association have teamed up to deliver 80,000 report cards to Secretary DeVos’ doorstep on the anniversary of her appointment to call for her resignation.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15687/usa-joint-teacher-union-action-aims-to-put-education-secretary-on-noticecommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:06:00 +0100

UK: Public watchdog marks Government’s card over teacher shortages

UK: Public watchdog marks Government’s card over teacher shortagesUK education unions have urged the government to urgently address the serious teacher supply problem, in light of a report on teacher numbers from the government’s Public Accounts Committee.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15680/uk-public-watchdog-marks-government%e2%80%99s-card-over-teacher-shortagescommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:28:00 +0100

EI World Women's Conference: Finding a way through the labyrinth

EI World Women's Conference: Finding a way through the labyrinthTools and strategies to help women reach leadership positions in the different educational sectors were the focus on the second day of Education International’s third World Women’s Conference.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15686/ei-world-womens-conference-finding-a-way-through-the-labyrinthcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:53:00 +0100

Women leadership: from the beginning, of utmost importance for EI

Women leadership: from the beginning, of utmost importance for EIThe second episode of a series of four podcasts covering the history of Education International, focuses on the organisation’s engagement and action in favour of women leaders.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15682/women-leadership-from-the-beginning-of-utmost-importance-for-eicommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

EI World Women's Conference: Surfing the wave of uprising for women’s rights globally

EI World Women's Conference: Surfing the wave of uprising for women’s rights globallyWomen’s economic and political empowerment was at the heart of presentations by key speakers at the opening of Education International’s Third World Women’s Conference.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15681/ei-world-womens-conference-surfing-the-wave-of-uprising-for-women%e2%80%99s-rights-globallycommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Mon, 05 Feb 2018 21:23:00 +0100

World leaders pledge continued support for education in Dakar

World leaders pledge continued support for education in DakarThroughout the day, governments from all around the world made commitments on continued education financing both at home and through contributions to the Global Partnership for Education. At its Replenishment Conference in Dakar, Senegal, governments pledged to continue making funds available to give every child the chance to go to school and to learn.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15676/world-leaders-pledge-continued-support-for-education-in-dakarcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:26:00 +0100

Germany: Research highlights teachers’ excessive working hours

Germany: Research highlights teachers’ excessive working hoursA study commissioned by a teacher union shows that, in Germany, teachers work one hour and 40 minutes longer than other public employees per week, endangering their health.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15677/germany-research-highlights-teachers%e2%80%99-excessive-working-hourscommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:15:00 +0100

#FundEducation: Teachers are essential to achieving quality education

#FundEducation: Teachers are essential to achieving quality educationAs the Global Partnership for Education meets for its Replenishment Conference in Dakar, Senegal, Education International leaders have stressed the importance of teachers in achieving quality education for all and in meeting the many challenges affecting education systems worldwide.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15673/fundeducation-teachers-are-essential-to-achieving-quality-educationcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:41:00 +0100

International prize on education for sustainable development: Open for nominations

International prize on education for sustainable development: Open for nominationsEducation International is encouraging affiliates to enter nominations for the 2018 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15674/international-prize-on-education-for-sustainable-development-open-for-nominationscommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:37:00 +0100