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Women's Studies. Private School vs. Public School Breakdown – Niche Blog. The private versus public school debate seems like a tale as old as time. Probably because people have argued for years about their benefits and drawbacks. However, while both have their advantages, one isn’t necessarily better than the other. Here’s an examination of private and public schools and how to figure out which one may be right for a student. Private Education Thinking about private school? Students and parents may choose to go to private school for a variety of reasons, including religion, the desire for single-sex education, as well as just experiencing a more flexible curriculum, which is something private schools are known for. However, private schools almost guarantee smaller class sizes, since they are exclusive and require special admissions. Public Education Nearly 50 million students enroll in public elementary and secondary schools in the United States, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Sustainable Development Goals. Global Studies 2017. Spain - Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette. Welcome to our guide to Spain! This is useful for anyone researching Spanish culture, customs, manners, etiquette, values and wanting to understand the people better. You may be going to Spain on business, for a visit or even hosting Spanish colleagues or clients in your own country. Remember this is only a very basic level introduction and is not meant to stereotype all Spanish people you may meet!

Facts and Statistics Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains, southwest of France Capital: Madrid Climate: temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast Population: 40,280,780 (July 2004 est.) Ethnic Make-up: composite of Mediterranean and Nordic types Religions: Roman Catholic 94%, other 6% Government: parliamentary monarchy The Spanish Language Spanish Society & Culture Spanish Family Values Machismo Dining Etiquette. Spain > Madrid > Historic Events. Spanish History - History of Spain. The history of Spain. Overview of Spanish History from Romans to actual time, through the Inquistion and Spanish Flag and Art. The history of Spain is one of the most fascinating in the world and Spanish history and culture has helped to shape the modern world into what it is today.

Although Spain is a relatively small territory located in southwestern Europe, the history of Spain is of grandeur and is strikingly different from that of the rest of the continent. The timeline of Spanish history tells the story of a land that has been sought after by many civilizations: the Carthaginians and Romans fought over it, the Arabs conquered it and the Catholic monarchs would recover Spain and convert it into the most powerful empire in the world upon the discovery of America. The Spanish Empire reached its peak under King Felipe II, who unified the Spanish territory and lands: from the Philippines to the Americas as well as Portugal, the Netherlands, Italy and some of present day Germany. Spain profile - Timeline. A chronology of key events: 1492 - The Christian Kingdoms of Castile and Aragon conquer the Emirate of Granada, ending nearly 800 years of Muslim rule in the south and founding modern Spain as a united state.

Image copyright Getty Images Christopher Columbus arrives in the Americas, heralding the conquest of much of South and Central America. Jews and later Muslims are expelled from Spain during the Inquisition. 16th-17th centuries - Spanish Empire at its height, with Spain the predominant European power. The rise of Protestant states in northern Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the Mediterranean begin the country's gradual decline. 18th century - The War of the Spanish Succession loses Spain its European possessions outside the Iberian Peninsula. 1807-1814 - Napoleon's France occupies Spain, which has been a French satellite since 1795. 1910s - Spain sought compensation in conquering colonies in Africa, most significantly northern Morocco and the Spanish Sahara.

Move to democracy Aznar years. Spain - Timeline. A chronology of key events: 1936-39 - Spanish Civil War: more than 350,000 Spaniards killed. 1939 - General Franco leads Nationalists to victory. Republicans are executed, jailed or exiled. 1946-50 - Franco regime ostracised by United Nations; many countries cut off diplomatic relations. 1955 - Spain admitted to UN. 1959 - Eta is founded with the aim of creating an independent homeland in Spain's Basque region.

The full name of the organisation - Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna - means Basque Fatherland and Freedom. 1961 - Eta's violent campaign begins with an attempt to derail a train transporting politicians. 1968 - West African colony of Spanish Guinea is granted independence as Equatorial Guinea. 1973 December - Basque nationalists assassinate Prime Minister Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco in Madrid in retaliation for the government's execution of Basque militants. Move to democracy 1975 20 November - Franco dies. 1977 June - First democratic elections in four decades. Spain joins Nato. Aznar years. History of Spain | Key Periods in Spanish History | Spanish Fiestas. Spain Time Line Chronological Timetable of Events. The Spain Orwell Never Saw. When conflict broke out in Spain, leftists from around the world were motivated to join. With Hitler and Mussolini supporting Franco, those with deep anti-fascist convictions, especially Communists, were drawn to defend the Republic, and even to fight.

“For us it wasn’t Franco,” said one New Yorker quoted by Hochschild, “it was always Hitler.” With most of the army and weapons on the Nationalist side, the Republic would have to depend on militias and international aid if it was to survive. But mustering those two things was at least partially in tension. Especially in northern Spain, anarchists formed battalions that were organized by consent. In Barcelona, they took over factories. A cashless barter system emerged between the peasants in the countryside and Barcelona’s factories. But the Republican government knew that it would need more than anarchist volunteers with a haphazard assortment of weapons to defeat a modern, fascist-backed army. You know what’s wrong with Spain? Spain: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel/Holidays/Cities. Geography Spain occupies 85% of the Iberian Peninsula, which it shares with Portugal, in southwest Europe. Africa is less than 10 mi (16 km) south at the Strait of Gibraltar.

A broad central plateau slopes to the south and east, crossed by a series of mountain ranges and river valleys. Principal rivers are the Ebro in the northeast, the Tajo in the central region, and the Guadalquivir in the south. Off Spain's east coast in the Mediterranean are the Balearic Islands (1,936 sq mi; 5,014 sq km), the largest of which is Majorca. Government Parliamentary monarchy. History Spain, originally inhabited by Celts, Iberians, and Basques, became a part of the Roman Empire in 206 B.C. , when it was conquered by Scipio Africanus.

Aragon and Castile were the most important Spanish states from the 12th to the 15th century, consolidated by the marriage of Ferdinand II and Isabella I in 1469. In World War I, Spain maintained a position of neutrality. Key Events in the History of Spain and the Spanish - Page 3. In the aftermath of the First Carlist War Spanish politics became split between two main factions: the Moderates and the Progressives. On several occasions during this era the politicians asked the generals to remove the current government and install them in power; the generals, heroes of the Carlist war, did so in a manoeuvre known as pronunciamientos. Historians argue that these weren’t coups, but developed into a formalized exchange of power with public support, albeit at military behest. In September 1868 a new pronunciamiento took place when the generals and politicians denied power during previous regimes took control.

Queen Isabella was deposed and a provisional government called the September Coalition formed. A new constitution was drawn up in 1869 and a new king, Amadeo of Savoy, was brought in to rule. King Amadeo abdicated in 1873, frustrated that he could not form a stable government as the political parties within Spain argued. Timetoast. Spain Timeline. Spain charges five suspected ETA leaders with crimes against humanity.

A Spanish judge has charged five suspected former leaders of the armed Basque separatist movement ETA with crimes against humanity for attacks carried out by the group after 2004 which killed 12 people. Judge Juan Pablo Gonzalez of the National Audience, which handles terrorism cases, laid the charges on Tuesday as part of a probe into crimes against humanity he began in July in response to a complaint filed by several victims associations. The investigation centres on cases of murder or kidnapping carried out by the group since 1 October 2004, when Spain’s criminal code was amended to include a chapter on crimes against humanity.

They include the bombing of a car park at Madrid airport by ETA militants on 30 December2006 in which two Ecuadorian men died. The judge said the investigation has focused on the suspected leaders of ETA during this period, since they “had knowledge of the plan of the crimes that were carried out” and had issued instructions. EuroHist9. A news website that Spain may need to keep an eye on | Media. Pedro J Ramirez is Europe’s top stool-stirrer. Long ago, he was editor of Diario 16 in Madrid until he fell out with its owner and went off to found El Mundo, whose list of scoops would make any journalist’s eyes water. El Mundo’s owner opted for a quieter life a couple of years ago, but Pedro is back, with El Español, a website that Spain may need to watch. Because Pedro is Pedro, he already has 10,000 subscribers, at €7 a month, and friends, family and believers have put in €18m.

Pedro staked his €5.6m El Mundo payoff and hired 72 journalists to offer at least a scoop a day. It’s a direct, vibrant launch (from someone I consider an old hero and friend). Will it work? The build-up has been terrific, as has the ability to raise cash and confidence. Shredder sought for five million tyres dumped in Spain. Spanish authorities are struggling to dispose of five million tyres dumped on a site close to a housing development north of Toledo. The 90,000 tonnes of tyres that have been dumped there since 2002 cover 117,000 square metres straddling the Madrid and Castilla-La Mancha regional boundaries. The dump, the largest in Europe, lies 400 metres from the El Quiñon housing development, one of the most notorious of the housing boom. Only about 1,000 of the planned 13,500 units are occupied, rendering it a virtual ghost town. The local authorities said this week they were putting out a tender in January to find a company with the capacity to shred the mountain of rubber, which poses a serious fire and environmental risk.

Environmentalists say that should a fire break out it could not be extinguished with water and would have to be smothered with earth. In the event of a fire, Madrid’s main airport would have to be shut down and an estimated 11,000 homes evacuated, it is claimed. Spain dictionary row: Gypsy 'swindlers' definition clarified as being offensive. The Royal Spanish Academy has yielded to protests from Roma groups and modified a reference in its dictionary describing Gypsies as “swindlers” to specify that the term is offensive or discriminatory. The Gypsy people’s state council said on Friday it welcomed the move but will continue to push for the removal of the swindler reference altogether.

The council launched a campaign against the reference last year as part of efforts to raise awareness of discrimination against Gypsies, or Roma. The reference appeared in the dictionary’s 23rd edition following complaints that the previous edition included a reference to “gypsy” – “gitano” in Spanish – as one “who deceives or manoeuvres to cheat”. For the moment, the modification is only in the dictionary’s online edition. It is not known when a new printed edition will come out. It initially argued that dictionary definitions reflect actual use and are not intended to be derogatory. US to clean up Spanish radioactive site 49 years after plane crash.

Nearly 50 years after a US air force B-52 bomber carrying nuclear weapons crashed in Palomares in south-east Spain, Washington has finally agreed to clean up the radioactive contamination that resulted from the crash. The US secretary of state, John Kerry, and the Spanish foreign minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, signed an agreement in Madrid on Monday to clean up the site and “store the contaminated earth at a suitable location in the United States”.

It is thought the radioactive material will be shipped to an area of Nevada already contaminated from nuclear bomb tests carried out in the 1950s. The Palomares crash was the worst nuclear accident of its time. On 17 January 1966, at the height of the cold war, the B-52 bomber collided with a KC-135 tanker plane during mid-air refuelling off the coast of Almería, Spain, killing seven of the 11 crew members. The B-52 was carrying four hydrogen bombs more powerful than those dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Going under: portraits of the last coal miners | Art and design. For the last five years, Pierre Gonnord has been photographing Spain’s last coal miners. At seven pits in Asturias and Castilla y León, he captured an industrial tribe on the brink of extinction. “They told me, ‘Mining is the worst of the worst, we don’t want our children to do this,’” he says. “But we don’t want it to end either because then we will disappear.”

The landscape in this corner of north-west Spain is wild and beautiful: mountains and valleys where locals once scratched a living farming and now work half a mile beneath the fields. In the stone villages are proud communities with deep roots and a history of fighting for workers’ rights: an armed uprising by Asturian miners was a pivotal moment in the lead-up to the Spanish civil war. Gonnord joined workers in cramped, dark tunnels to get a sense of their seven-hour shifts sometimes 2,300ft below ground. “I went down every mineshaft in complete silence.

. • (Other) Workers is at FOTO/INDUSTRIA, Bologna, until 1 November. Current events about Spain thats due 10:22.pages. Catalan president Artur Mas accused of holding illegal referendum. “I myself and the two million Catalans who voted also disobeyed. If they want to summon us all, we will be delighted”, said Antonio Baños, the leader of the 10 representatives of the far-left, pro-independence CUP party in the new Catalan assembly.

CUP, whose support Together for Yes needs to have an absolute majority, had said on Monday that it would not be supporting the politically conservative Mr Mas as leader of the next regional government. Neus Munté, the acting deputy premier in the Catalan administration, said the Spanish government was trying to orchestrate a “political trial” against Mr Mas. “The government’s has put the prosecutors under endless pressure”. On November 9, 2014, Catalans were called to polling stations to give their opinion on whether the region should become a state and whether it should be an independent one. The government has denied that the reform is aimed at Mr Mas, pointing out that it will apply to all state officials.

'They banned us speaking Catalan. Now they want us to disappear' Spain's Princess Cristina to stand trial on tax fraud charges.