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Tales for Tapas: Because we can

Bon Jovi

A cheap gig from some veteran rockers, Rajoy riffs on banking union and students stick it to the man in charge of education.

June 7th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Profile: Esperanza Aguirre, Spain’s very own iron lady

Esperanza Aguirre.

The scourge of Basque and Catalan nationalists, and an ardent advocate of privatization, the head of the Madrid regional government has carved out a place for herself in the Popular Party as a kingmaker.

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Education strike highlights Spain’s teaching problem

Spain's education strike.

The unprecedented, across-the-board strike staged on May 22 by teachers, lecturers and students was aimed at government spending cuts. But the Spanish education system already had plenty of other issues to resolve.

May 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Education in Spain: What do they need to know?

Spanish curriculum

What was the most useless lesson you were taught at school? Was it logarithms, algebra or how to use a slide rule? Did you really need to know about the Battle of Hastings or Henry VIII’s six wives? The debate about what schools should teach has been going on for centuries.

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat, Spain News | Read More »

Inside a Spanish school

Instituto

Twenty eager faces. A calm and welcoming atmosphere and not a CCTV camera in sight. That was my initial impression of the class of 15 year olds at IES Haygón School in Alicante.

March 20th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat, Spain News | Read More »

Education in Spain, an international alternative

International schools in Spain

So you’ve made the decision. You’re moving to Spain and bringing your family with you. Perhaps with two children, you have one at primary school and one at secondary. The estate agent has assured you that education in the area is bountiful and good. What should your next step be?

March 14th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat, Spain News | Read More »

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