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    Educators worldwide hopeful after Obama’s re-election

    Education International

    Obama was supported by both EI’s national affiliates, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), because of his involvement in maintaining public services and promoting education in particular. EI urges Obama and other global leaders to continue and increase their spending on educatio...

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    Historic first Arab Countries Conference held in Beirut

    Education International

    The inaugural Conference of Education International’s new Arab Countries Cross-Regional Structure was held this week in the Monroe Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon. The Conference was attended by 44 representatives of 26 EI member organisations from Arab Countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

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    Canada: Students across Quebec learn lessons in online privacy

    Education International

    On 5 November, schools across Quebec joined an event hosted by Laurier Macdonald High School in Montreal, to launch Media Literacy Week 2012. Students had the opportunity to talk with a panel of experts about online privacy as part of this year’s theme Privacy Matters.

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    Nigeria: teacher gap must be addressed

    Education International

    The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has demanded that the federal Government in Nigeria pay teachers’ salaries in order to maintain their employment in financially-strapped States in Nigeria. The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), issued this demand in response to the statement by Professor Mohammed Ibn Junaid, the Executive Secre...

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    Jordan: Refugees need teachers and textbooks

    Education International

    "We must make every possible effort to provide support to the Syrian children and teachers in the refugee camps in Jordan," said EI General Secretary, Fred van Leeuwen and ITUC General Secretary, Sharan Burrow, who visited the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Mafraq on 28 October. They met with refugees and officials of the UNHCR and the...

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