Half of all school principals in Flanders show symptoms of burnout, Education Minister Hilde Crevits said on Thursday in answer to queries in the Flemish Parliament.
The chancellors of Flemish universities have decided unanimously to suspend all academic cooperation with Iranian institutions with immediate effect, the Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad (VLIR – Flemish University Council) announced on Thursday in a press release.
Two researchers and professors from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Isabelle Roskam and Moïra Mikolajczak, are launching a large international survey on parental burnout.
Nurseries in Wallonia-Brussels Federation had a gross occupancy rate of 78.68% in 2016, Le Soir reported on Friday.
An agreement that will facilitate access to Quebec universities for French-speaking Belgian students was signed on Thursday in Quebec City, the Prime Minister of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Rudy Demotte, said in a press release.
Over 7,000 certified teachers are out of the classroom on leave of absence, which cost the Wallonia-Brussels Federation more than 114 million euro in 2017, Sudpresse newspapers reported on Tuesday.
Caroline Pauwels, rector of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), and Stuart Croft, vice-chancellor of the University of Warwick in the UK, signed a collaboration agreement in the University of Warwick’s base in London’s Shard building.
The Government of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation decided on Wednesday to launch a pilot project to distribute free, quality meals in a series of kindergartens in low-income areas.
The Flemish Government, unions and employers’ organisations on Friday signed a new collective labour agreement for the education sector in Flanders.

Belgium’s teachers unite on pensions

Monday, 12 March 2018 17:16
In a move that is rare enough to warrant mention, teachers’ unions in the north and south of the country have decided to join forces to press for recognition of the arduous nature of their profession in the federal pension reform.