Following strike-ending agreement, public schools (slowly) return to normal
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Following strike-ending agreement, public schools (slowly) return to normal

L. Arias - June 3, 2014

An Education Ministry (MEP) report released on Tuesday morning indicates that of 3,751 public schools in Costa Rica, only 613 were functioning normally on Monday, while 1,394…

Costa Rica’s month-long teachers’ strike comes to an end
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Costa Rica’s month-long teachers’ strike comes to an end

AFP - June 2, 2014

Teachers’ unions representing some 70,000 educators agreed to a proposal Monday presented by the Catholic Church to put an end to a strike that has dragged on…

Disinfecting government: The light of a new day dawning provides needed transparency for Costa Rica
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Disinfecting government: The light of a new day dawning provides needed transparency for Costa Rica

Gary L. Lehring - May 31, 2014

One of the campaign promises of President Luis Guillermo Solís that reverberated most with voters was the pledge of transparency in government. Following years of backroom politicking…

Teachers divided over resuming strike negotiations
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Teachers divided over resuming strike negotiations

L. Arias - May 30, 2014

Education Minister Sonia Marta Mora on Friday morning met with supervisors of Costa Rica's 27 school districts and asked for a full report of teachers who do…

Teachers reject pay deal; education minister says get back to work
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Teachers reject pay deal; education minister says get back to work

L. Arias - May 29, 2014

Education Minister Sonia Marta Mora on Wednesday evening said the government will no longer negotiate with unions until teachers return to the classrooms. “You must return to…

Does anyone smell a rat? On Dead Mice and Men (and Women) in Costa Rica’s teacher strike
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Does anyone smell a rat? On Dead Mice and Men (and Women) in Costa Rica’s teacher strike

Gary L. Lehring - May 24, 2014

Since May 5, 75,000 public teachers have been on strike because some 3,300 of their number had not received any salary since they returned to class in…

Former Education Minister Leonardo Garnier blames old system for backlog in teachers’ salaries
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Former Education Minister Leonardo Garnier blames old system for backlog in teachers’ salaries

L. Arias - May 21, 2014

Former Education Minister Leonardo Garnier on Wednesday evening said that a backlog in payment of public teachers’ salaries did not originate from the transition to a new computer…

As teacher strike continues, government announces plan to distribute back pay
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As teacher strike continues, government announces plan to distribute back pay

Zach Dyer - May 20, 2014

As the teachers’ strike entered its third week and a possible general strike loomed, Education Minister Sonia Mora announced an agreement with the Costa Rican Banking Association…

Somber mood as Solís delivers 1st televised address on teachers’ strike
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Somber mood as Solís delivers 1st televised address on teachers’ strike

L. Arias - May 19, 2014

In his first national televised address Sunday night, President Luis Guillermo Solís asked public school teachers to end a two-week strike and return to the classrooms, despite…

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Teachers’ strike reaches 9th day

L. Arias - May 15, 2014

Hundreds of public educators on Thursday blocked the main access roads to the southeastern San José district of Zapote, where Casa Presidencial is located, in the second…