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Elections 2014
Löfven promises jobs to 50,000 young Swedes
Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Löfven promises jobs to 50,000 young Swedes

Social Democrat party leader Stefan Löfven announced on Friday his "most important election promise", a 90-day job guarantee programme for young Swedes. READ  

Gothenburg preschools end school photography
Moments like these are a thing of the past for Gothenburg preschoolers. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Gothenburg preschools end school photography

Preschool managers in Gothenburg have decided to ban class photos at preschools in their municipality, citing the different financial situations of families as one reason for the change. READ  

Swedish teacher rapped for 'Facebook favourites'
Being Facebook friends with students can be a problem. File photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Swedish teacher rapped for 'Facebook favourites'

A Swedish teacher has irked parents after befriending certain students on Facebook and Instagram - but not others. Officials are now revising the school's social media policy. READ  

Sweden orders textbook on Roma discrimination
A Romani language class in Malmö. Photo: Drago Prvulovic/TT

Sweden orders textbook on Roma discrimination

The Swedish government has asked a new commission to create school materials based on a white paper documenting Swedish discrimination of Roma. READ  

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Swedish school with executive appeal
Photo: Stockholm School of Economics

Swedish school with executive appeal

More and more executives are combining work with further education, namely an MBA. The Local explains just how the process works at the Stockholm School of Economics with its Executive MBA program. READ  

Elections 2014
Löfven promises hike in teacher salaries
Stefan Löfven and Magdalena Andersson at a school visit on Monday. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Löfven promises hike in teacher salaries

The Social Democrats want to make teaching a more attractive profession by increasing funding by 3.5 billion kronor ($511 million), the majority of which will go into the teachers' own pockets. READ  

Teacher fined for 'Hitler salute' in German class

Teacher fined for 'Hitler salute' in German class

A teacher in southern Sweden was fined on Wednesday after performing the Hitler salute in front of his students during a German language lesson. READ  

Swedish kids to get 100 more sport hours a year
Youngsters on the innerbandy bench. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Swedish kids to get 100 more sport hours a year

Sweden's government proposed on Wednesday an additional 20 percent of sports for the country's primary school children, meaning a massive hop, skip, and a jump from 500 hours a year to 600. READ  

Liberals push to bring back behavioural grades
Photo: TT

Liberals push to bring back behavioural grades

Sweden's Liberal Party said on Monday that it planned to bring back behavioural grades for students in middle school and high school. READ  

Sweden plans to scrap SFI for adult education

Sweden plans to scrap SFI for adult education

The Swedish government wants to put an end to the state-run Swedish for Immigrants courses (SFI), proposing on Tuesday that the courses get taken over by the municipal adult education programme (Komvux) instead. READ  

Elections 2014
Löfven pushes for compulsory high school

Löfven pushes for compulsory high school

Opposition leader Stefan Löfven has promised to inject an annual 1 billion kronor ($146 million) into making high school in Sweden compulsory. But the idea has already been met with criticism. READ  

Swedish dad takes gamer kids to warzone
Carl-Magnus Helgegren took his two video-gaming sons to Israel. Photo: CM Helgegren

Swedish dad takes gamer kids to warzone

A Swedish father has come under fire for taking his two sons on a trip to Israel, the West Bank and occupied Syria in order to teach them the reality of war. READ  

Swedish government allows hymns at schools
Students at graduation. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Swedish government allows hymns at schools

The Swedish government has officially amended education law to make it clear that religious hymns are permitted at school graduations, and school events are allowed to take place in churches. READ  

Swedish teacher fired for racist Facebook posts
Photo: Brennan Linsley/TT

Swedish teacher fired for racist Facebook posts

A newly-hired teacher in southern Sweden had her contract terminated after the school discovered anti-Muslim posts that she had written on the internet. READ  

Elite schools stripped of 'special' privileges

Elite schools stripped of 'special' privileges

Sweden's three elite boarding schools can no longer charge tuition fees, the government announced on Thursday, in a string of changes following a two-year review. READ  

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25 August

Hit och dit, här och där (The Swedish Teacher) »

" Hej igen! A common challenge for Swedish language students are the location adverbs hit/här, dit/där, hem/hemma etc. Some of the location adverbs come in two versions. We should use one type of location adverb when we use a verb describes where we are, and we should use the other type of location adverb when we the verb..." READ »

 

25 August

The Dollar Store (Blogweiser) »

"A dollar store in Sweden. Blog post: http://t.co/tNuuvcP1q0 #USD #greenbacks #sweden #sverige pic.twitter.com/RHFAYf7U1k — Joel Sherwood (@joeldsherwood) August 23, 2014 There’s a chain here in Sweden called The DollarStore. This name always stood out to me in a country where they don’t use dollars. I went there for the first time this weekend. They actually accepted greenbacks..." READ »

 
 
 
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