Tag: school

Education International Welcomes the First International Day against Violence and Bullying at School including Cyberbullying

No child should be afraid to go to school. But with one in three children bullied at school at least once in the last month, our education systems are failing students. The consequences are severe and far-reaching for individual students and for societies as a whole. To address this issue, UNESCO member states have […]

Japan: Japan Teachers’ Union secures resources for safe school reopening and monitors their expenditure

The Japan Teachers Union (JTU) had several discussions and negotiations with the Ministry of Education concerning safe re-opening of schools during COVID-19. Although they succeeded in obtaining those funds from the national government, they followed up to monitor the use of those funds in cooperation with 17 affiliated unions. Municipalities make the final decisions on […]

Union calls for elementary school resumption to reduce digital divide

An Education International affiliate representing elementary school teachers in India has called on the government to fundamentally shift its approach to education. The union voiced its concern over growing inequality stemming from distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. In India, the All India Primary Teachers’ Federation (AIPTF) has called on the country’s government to reduce […]

Education International and the Global Campaign for Education condemn GEMS Metropole School stance on education during the COVID-19 pandemic

GEMS Metropole School threatened parents with withholding students’ report cards and transfer slips unless school fees were paid. Education International and the Global Campaign for education call on the United Arab Emirates to not tolerate extortionary manoeuvres against children in private schools. The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) and Education International (EI) have learnt of […]

EI Africa Region Adopts Indicators for school reopening

EI Africa Region Adopts Indicators for school reopening The Education International Africa Region has adopted indicators for reopening of schools and other educational institutions and circulated them to member and partner organisations. The indicators were adopted by the EIRAF Regional Committee in a virtual meeting. They consist of 10 points: Clear policy guidelinesGuidelines to prevent […]