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British School of Stockholm expands
Students at the school. Photo: British International School of Stockholm

British School of Stockholm expands

The British International School of Stockholm announced on Monday that it will be accepting students up to 13 years of age this autumn. READ  

Funding completed for Lund neutron source
Rendition: ESS/Team Henning Larsen

Funding completed for Lund neutron source

Funding for the European Spallation Source (ESS), the world's most powerful neutron source, has been completed, Education Minister Jan Björklund announced on Friday. The ESS will be built in Lund, Sweden. READ  

Almedalen 2014
Moderates promise huge boost to student housing
Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Moderates promise huge boost to student housing

UPDATED: Sweden's Prime Minister said on Thursday that his party was planning to build an extra 20,000 flats for students. But it all might be too little too late, one expert told The Local. READ  

Swedish student settles bullying with city

Swedish student settles bullying with city

A student in central Sweden has received 70,000 ($10,465) kronor in compensation for being subjected to bullying in school. READ  

Teacher throws iPad charger at 'idiot' pupil
A standard iPad with charger. Photo: Flickr/bfishadow

Teacher throws iPad charger at 'idiot' pupil

Two teachers have been reported to the Child and School Student Representative after one threw an iPad charger at a pupil who was also verbally abused. READ  

Swedish teachers feel least valued: OECD

Swedish teachers feel least valued: OECD

Half of Swedish teachers would not choose the same profession if given the choice again, a new study revealed, and only five percent think their work is appreciated. READ  

'Right move to close down elite school': court
The burns sustained by one of the students. Photo: Polisen

'Right move to close down elite school': court

A Swedish court ruled on Wednesday that the country's school inspectorate was right to close down prestigious boarding school Lundsberg, where pupils used a hot iron to scald a newly enrolled student in a hazing ritual. READ  

Sweden to ease foreign students' migration woes

Sweden to ease foreign students' migration woes

The Swedish parliament has approved changes to permanent residence laws, aiming to "facilitate moving to and from Sweden" - a change set to make life easier for international students. READ  

Swede ranked as most influential on Wikipedia

Swede ranked as most influential on Wikipedia

A new study from a French university has found that a Swede is the most influential person on the internet - bigger than Shakespeare, Einstein, and even Jesus who finished second. READ  

Student run over by truck in graduation parade
Photo: Micke Gustafsson/TT

Student run over by truck in graduation parade

A student who fell off a truck during a traditional Swedish graduation parade was taken to hospital on Wednesday after the truck ran over his body. READ  

Teachers to be trained to tackle school shootings
An empty Swedish classroom. Photo: Håkan Dahlström/Flickr

Teachers to be trained to tackle school shootings

Swedish school teachers will soon be required to learn about school shootings, the National Agency for Education announced on Monday. READ  

Swedish students 'too tired' for Pisa tests
File photo: TT

Swedish students 'too tired' for Pisa tests

After Sweden's students tumbled in the latest Pisa rankings, a new review suggests that due to a rigorous schedule of testing elsewhere, the students were too tired to care. READ  

Ban Nazis from school visits: Björklund

Ban Nazis from school visits: Björklund

Sweden's education minister Jan Björklund has suggested the law should be changed so that neo-Nazi parties can't participate in school visits. READ  

Swedish girl, 12, found high at school

Swedish girl, 12, found high at school

Police were called in when a young Swedish schoolgirl was acting strangely at her southern Sweden high school. Tests showed that she had cannabis in her blood system. READ  

Karlsson on the Roof
Russia threatens beloved Swedish kids book
A Russian stamp featured Karlsson and Lillebror in 2012. File: WikiMedia Commons

Russia threatens beloved Swedish kids book

The Swedish children's book character Karlsson on the Roof could meet an untimely death in Russia, despite his popularity there, if an education ministry proposal to ban "family-hostile literature" comes into effect. READ  

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"I woke up in the comfort of my own little cabin on Eva and Rolf’s boat, it was 7:30am and I was feeling a bit groggy after a couple of beers with all the lovely locals the night before. The previous day had really taken its toll on my body and I was very stiff and..." READ »

 

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Sharing our Pride: Celebrating Love & the LGBT Community! (Stockholm in my American Heart) »

"It’s mid- July in Stockholm, and with much of the city on vacation, things can seem a little quiet – the streets, the bus, and the grocery store. One thing that has not paused for a summer break, though, is preparation for Stockholm’s Pride Festival, which will take place from July 28 to August 2...." READ »

 
 
 
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