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Ban on shorts for girls sparks pupil protest
Education/Work Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Ban on shorts for girls sparks pupil protest

TEENS at a Torrevieja high school have staged a peaceful protest over centre rules banning them from wearing shorts. Around 40 girls pointedly wore shorts on the same day to show their discontent for what they call...

'Politicians' university' in 'fake' master's scam: Underqualified Italians registered to practise law
Education/Work Fri, Sep 21, 2018

'Politicians' university' in 'fake'...

AN ONGOING saga of 'dodgy diplomas' affecting Madrid's Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) has taken another, more sinister twist: hot on the heels of two MPs' resignations over master's degrees being...

Sánchez threatens legal action over claims of PhD 'plagiarism'
Education/Work Fri, Sep 14, 2018

Sánchez threatens legal action over claims of PhD...

HOT on the heels of accusations about the now-ex health minister Carmen Montón's master's degree dissertation including plagiarisms, Spain's right-wing opposition is now accusing socialist president Pedro...

Unemployment falls to lowest numbers in a decade
Education/Work Sun, Aug 12, 2018

Unemployment falls to lowest numbers in a decade

JOBLESS figures fell in July to 3.13 million – the best result in nearly a decade – with 200,903 workers taken off the dole compared with the same month last year, according to the ministry of work and social...

Class sizes and teachers' hours to go down in new schools reform
Education/Work Sat, Jul 14, 2018

Class sizes and teachers' hours to go down in new...

CLASS sizes and teachers' hours are set to go down as Spain's education minister Isabel Celaá gets to work on reversing the former PP government's schools reform, introduced in 2012 with the aim of cutting...

Poorest students could get €100 grant top-up this year
Education/Work Thu, Jul 5, 2018

Poorest students could get €100 grant top-up this year

STUDENTS with parents on the lowest incomes may be entitled to a one-off additional grant of €100 on top of their existing means-tested lump sum. Education minister Isabel Celaá is considering increasing the €1,500...

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