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66th country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration

Education International welcomes the move by Botswana to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, a commitment to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities during times of war. Botswana has become on 15 June the 66th country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, joining the one third of UN member states that ...

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65th country to endorse Safe Schools Declaration

Education International welcomes the move by Romania to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, a commitment to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities during times of war. With Romania’s endorsement of the Safe Schools Declaration on 24 May, the same day that the Committee on the Rights of the Child reviewed ...

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MPs call halt to high-stakes primary testing

Teacher unionists have welcomed a new report by the UK Commons Education Select Committee on Primary Assessment, highlighting the need to reform high-stakes tests in primary school. High-stakes tests at an early age put pupils and teachers under “unnecessary stress”, the report says, adding that education in England is ...

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64th country to endorse Safe Schools Declaration

Education International welcomes the move by Denmark to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, a commitment to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities during times of war. Education International (EI) and its affiliates congratulate the Danish government for becoming on 3 May the latest country to endorse the international political commitment ...

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MAAP HIV/AIDS

Students from a Cape Town high school are heading to California as part of an ongoing joint initiative of South African and American teachers’ unions to bring HIV/AIDS education into the classroom.   When four students and three of their teachers from Manenberg High School in Cape Town, South Africa ...

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World AIDS DAY 2014

World AIDS Day 2014: Education crucial to curbing infection rates As the world marks the 26th annual World AIDS Day, a renewed effort is underway to ensure that today’s youth generation receives the education they need to bring the virus to an end.   According to UNICEF statistics, AIDS remains ...

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