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Education & Employment news & information for Spain

'Cervantes Scholarship': Erasmus year out in another part of Spain for high school students
Education/Work Mon, Dec 26, 2016

'Cervantes Scholarship': Erasmus year out in...

A 'NATIONAL' version of the Erasmus year-out scholarship will be launched in Spain for younger students still in high school to study in a different part of Spain. Launched by the ministries of education and of...

Headmaster who likened gender equality law to 'terrorism' fined €1,000
Education/Work Fri, Dec 23, 2016

Headmaster who likened gender equality law to...

A PRIMARY school headmaster in Madrid has been fined €1,000 for likening a regional law clamping down on gender-related discrimination to terrorism. Carlos Izquierdo, head teacher at the Juan Pablo II school in the...

Could the long Spanish working day be capped at 18.00?
Education/Work Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Could the long Spanish working day be capped at 18.00?

THE drawn-out Spanish working day may be about to change now that employment minister Fátima Báñez has announced a real commitment to cutting it short. She said in Parliament this week that MPs 'should clock off...

Minimum wage up by 8% in 2017 – it's official
Education/Work Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Minimum wage up by 8% in 2017 – it's official

WORKERS' minimum wage will go up by 8% next year as part of a gradual move towards its reaching 60% of the average salary in Spain, in line with European Union requirements. The opposition, in majority, approved...

Spanish teaching finally makes the average OECD grade
Education/Work Tue, Dec 6, 2016

Spanish teaching finally makes the average OECD grade

For the first time, Spain has managed to equal the average result of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member states in the annual PISA global education survey. The latest report to be...

'Unanimous' Parliamentary agreement to reform education law
Education/Work Mon, Nov 28, 2016

'Unanimous' Parliamentary agreement to reform...

THREE main parties in Parliament will work on a replacement law for the unpopular schools reform brought in by former education minister, José Ignacio Wert. The PSOE and Ciudadanos, along with the PP which is governing...

Spain's high-IQ million 'probably did badly at school' and do not realise they are gifted, says psychologist
Education/Work Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Spain's high-IQ million 'probably did badly at...

AN ESTIMATED one million residents in Spain are thought to be 'gifted' or 'high achievers', but only 25,000 of these have had it confirmed, says a leading psychologist who works with high-IQ children and...

Headmistress of 'world's top school' in Finland discusses homework at Valencia education conference
Education/Work Sat, Nov 12, 2016

Headmistress of 'world's top school' in Finland...

HALF an hour of homework a night is more than enough, and should be based upon play and fun activity as far as possible as well as adapted to the individual pupil, the headmistress of 'the best school in the...

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