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Teachers' and Heads' Salaries
How much are teachers paid across Europe? 
The answers are in Eurydice's latest report Teachers' and School Heads' Salaries and Allowances in Europe – 2015/16. This provides a comparative overview of the minimum and maximum statutory salaries for teachers and headteachers in pre-primary, primary and secondary public schools across 40 European education systems. It also examines the changes in teachers' basic salaries over the last year and the changes in purchasing power since 2009. National data sheets provide details of actual salaries, salary progression and allowances.
Education in the News
Issue 89 of Education in the News has just been published. It covers recent European education news items from ministry websites, education websites and other sources, including the following:
  • Raising the age at which young Austrians must be in education or training to 18 
  • Introduction of local curricula based on the 2014 National Core Curriculum in Finland 
  • National curriculum guidelines for early years education (3- to 6-year-olds) in Slovakia
  • Provisions for the education of asylum seekers in Slovenia
  • Agreement between Spain's federal government and autonomous communities on the design of standardised school leaving examinations.
Education system diagrams
Updated annually, Eurydice’s system diagrams provide an at-a-glance overview of a given country's education system. It is the key reference point if you need to know how long education is compulsory in France or the age at which children start school in Sweden.
Eurydice also produces a helpful comparative reference table showing only the starting age, leaving age and duration of compulsory education. 
Organisation of school tIme: European comparisons
The length of the summer holidays varies significantly across European countries, from six weeks (including in England and Wales) to fifteen weeks in Bulgarian primary schools. The number of school days also varies, from 162 to 200 (190 in England and Wales). Full details of length of the school year, the start and end dates of each school year, the timing and length of school holidays and the number of school days are available in the 2016/17 update to The Organisation of School Time in Europe. Primary and General Secondary Education.  

An equivalent updated calendar has also been published showing how the academic year is structured in higher education: The Organisation of the Academic Year in Europe 2016/17

Eurydice Direct is published by the Eurydice Unit at NFER, the unit for England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the Eurydice network. It includes information about Eurydice network activities, reports and resources, including the latest edition of 'Education in the News', our round-up of education developments across Europe.

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Recent publications
Teachers’ and School Heads’ Salaries and Allowances in Europe, 2015/16 (October 2016)

The Organisation of School Time in Europe. Primary and General Secondary Education – 2016/17 (September 2016)
National Student Fee and Support Systems in Higher Education 2016/2017 (October 2016)
Structural Indicators for Monitoring Education and Training Systems in Europe 2016 (November 2016)
Mobility Scoreboard (December 2016)
Infrastructures for Evidence-Based Policy Making (December 2016 or January 2017) 
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