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Greece legislates against Bullying after victim, 20, commits suicide

“Anyone who commits bullying will be punished with imprisonment of at least six months.” This is the reaction of the Greek government to the tragic death of the first “official” victim of bullying in the country, Vaggelis Giakoumakis. The 20-year-old student committed suicide last month being unable to bear further …

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Poll: 25% of Athens school children going hungry

Thousands of Greek school children face one of the toughest aspects of the economic crisis: starvation and hunger. Last week, teachers complained for one more time about pupils who faint in the class room due to starvation. The issue of children going hungry was raised for one more time during …

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500 high schools in occupation: students and parents … detained!

A wave of occupations by protesting students across the country has called in prosecutors and police in schoolyards. At the same time, Greek media report of detentions of students and even their parents, of preventive detentions for no actual reason and an incident of police violence against a high school …

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145,000 Greek school children in need of free meals

The economic collapse continues to threaten Greek households, with many families not being able to feed their children. Malnutrition reportedly affects more and more children, the number could be more than 100,000. According to daily Eleftheros Typos, 975 schools across the country have applied to be included into the program …

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Greek gov’t to close schools so children enjoy “ski holidays”

In all seriousness: amid deepest economic crisis Greece’s Tourism and Education ministries consider to close secondary education schools for a midterm vacation week in March in order to boost skiing tourism. And thus in a country where skiing is not a tradition, and furthermore this sports art needs expensive equipment. …

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Trikala: No Heating Oil for the Majority of Schools

The majority of schools in the prefecture of Trikala, Central Greece, are not able to supply heating oil even though temperatures have dropped to 10 degrees Celsius. Teachers are planning to complain at the local government even though it’s clear that there is no money available to cover such needs: neither …

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Greece: Parents Seek Solutions for School Shortages

Book shortages, teachers shortages, pupils transport shortages. The austerity shows its presence in what it is called “the worst school year in the history of modern Greek state”. unless you have a child at primary or secondary school, you can hardly imagine the drag of the parents nowadays. Here is a report …

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School Bell Day: 1,5 M Greek Pupils Without Books

 The bell sounded Monday morning for 1,3 million Greek students of primary and secondary education. However the majority of them went back home without books. Some got photocopies of the first chapters of textbooks, some DVD and some got links to Education Ministry website where they can download files with excerpts …

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Syros: Stones, Teargas and Chairs fly as students attempt to speak to the Greek PM (videos)

Teargas, stones, bitter oranges and even chairs flew in the air and clashes erupted between riot police and protesters on the island of Syros, as Highschool and University students attempted to speak to Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou , who was delivering a speech  -just  50 meters away. The clash …

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