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On the declaration of the State of Emergency

The idea that it is the State of Emergency that will respond to the sanitary situation that we are going through is not only wrong but dangerous. The Assembly of the Republic approved on 6 November the declaration of State of Emergency authorization proposed by the…
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Covid in Portugal, responses to the second wave

The second week of November has so far been the toughest in Portugal since the start of the Covid 19 pandemic. After 5 weeks of worsening the data is frightening: a daily average of almost 5,000 new cases (4,867) and more than 50 deaths by average day (51). The daily average…
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This country's policies are not yet for “the bugs”

Last week, in a text on educational policies, it was recalled the fundamental importance of education for the dignified treatment and protection of animals, together with an environmental education that allows the understanding and reading of the world. When I wrote it…
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In defense of national production and food self-sufficiency

Portugal is in an absolutely contradictory situation and at the same time unacceptable we can even say inadmissible! Our country is able to produce much more and at different levels, however the degradation of the productive apparatus of agriculture, fisheries and…
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The candor of a concept: school autonomy

As far as school management is concerned, at the time of adopting extraordinary measures because of the pandemic and the necessary return to school of all students, the word autonomy is propagated to the four winds in political discourse. There is no memory of a word so…
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An Island and a Military Base

Since 1945, the North American Air Force has been present at Lajes Base, on Terceira Island. Through the long history of coexistence between Portugal and the United States, bonds of friendship between the Terceirenses and the North Americans were created, but, mainly, an…
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The Odyssey of Doctors of the Diaspora

Paulo Porto Fernandes In Portugal, European, North American, Canadian academic degrees and some Brazilian degrees are automatically recognized, however, the same is not true for academic degrees from third countries in the field of Medicine, with Venezuela being listed…
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Backpacks weigh more than children

Educational policies: Part I Up to 2 years of age, children’s bonding and emotional security are essential for their development. But the current legislation does not allow, by option, one of the parents to dedicate this time to the care and development of the…
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Will the pandemic bring pedagogical training back?

Continuing teacher education is enshrined in the Statute of the Teaching Career (ECD) and, until about a decade ago, it allowed teachers to do free training in didactic, pedagogical or other areas relevant to teaching. The educational use of the Internet, basic digital…