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Snack bars to night guards: Will reforms ease burden on Thailand’s teachers?

Noi’s school day starts at 6am sharp, when she arrives to set up the snack bar – adding to her already demanding 15-hour weekly teaching load. “I need to be…

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Teacher praised for bravery in tackling knife-wielding attacker

The government has praised a teacher for his bravery during a fight with a knife-wielding man who broke into his school in Chaiyaphum’s Khon San district on Wednesday. Thawatchai Duangthum…

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Easy loans for teachers more a bane than blessing?

Hundreds of thousands of teachers in Thailand, both working and retired, are suffering under severe debt. At the last count, some 900,000 teachers had incurred a total of 1.4 trillion…

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A student carries her baby at Lincoln Park High School, a school for pregnant students and young mothers, in Brownsville, Texas, on November 1.//AFP

A Texas school where students bring their babies along

Brownsville, United States – Seventeen-year-old Yavezi Alvarado wakes up early to get her backpack ready for school — but she also has to prepare bottles for her one-year-old daughter, Kamila, who…

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Most Thai youth want to become teachers – Suan Dusit Poll

Teaching is the career which most Thai youth say they would like to pursue, according an opinion survey, jointly conducted by the Thai Ministry of Culture and Suan Dusit Poll…

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Education ministry takes steps to address teacher debt problem

The Ministry of Education has been working with teacher’s savings cooperatives and other officials across the country to resolve hefty debts, totalling about 1.4 trillion baht, incurred by about 900,000…

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More than 300 students at Ratchaburi boarding school catch COVID-19

More than 300 female students attending a boarding school, in the Pak Tho district of Thailand’s Ratchaburi province, have been found to be infected with COVID-19, but none are in…

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Students attend morning assembly as schools reopen due to the easing of restrictions after a temporary closure to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Bangkok on February 1, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Sharing school vans blamed for COVID infections among students in Ubon Ratchathani

Travelling together in school vans by students of different schools, in Muang district of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, is being blamed for new COVID-19 infections by provincial health…

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Preparations underway to deal with COVID in Bangkok’s city-run schools

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has adopted measures to deal with COVID-19 infections in hundreds of schools under its jurisdiction, which are due to reopen for on-site learning on November…

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Teachers brave tough terrain to deliver milk to children in Kanchanaburi

A group of about 20 dedicated teachers and volunteers braved four hours of rain, mud and flooded dirt roads in Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary, in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi,…

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A student undergoes a temperature check as schools reopen due to the easing of restrictions after a temporary closure to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Schools, students and parents not ready for online learning – Suan Dusit Poll

Most schools, students, and their parents are not ready for online learning, required by the COVID-19 situation, for a number of reasons, according to an opinion survey conducted by Suan…

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Majority objects to teachers not paying debts

More than 75 percent of respondents to an opinion poll disagreed with a threat by a group of  teachers  to stop paying debts to the state-run Government Savings Bank. Last…

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Teachers warned of serious consequences for debt default 

Teachers who have threatened to stop servicing their debts to the Government Savings Bank were warned that they could face serious consequences, including the prospect of being declared bankrupt by…

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