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Education
Three Swedish unis in world's top 100
One of the buildings at the Karolinska Institute. Photo: TT

Three Swedish unis in world's top 100

Three Swedish universities were ranked among the top 100 in the world in the new Times Higher Education ranking, with another two featured in the top 200. READ  

Opinion
Should Sweden's school age be raised?
A high school in Stockholm. Photo: TT

Should Sweden's school age be raised?

After the new coalition announced plans to extend Sweden's compulsory schooling until the age of 18, The Local asked two Swedes at high school if they agreed with the idea. READ  

Politics
New government to make school compulsory to 18
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New government to make school compulsory to 18

The new Red-Green government came to its first agreement on Sunday, announcing a two-year extension to Sweden's mandatory schooling. READ  

National
Fine for pre-school shooting threat man
Photo: Hasse Holmberg/TT

Fine for pre-school shooting threat man

A man has been ordered to pay damages after he told teachers that he was going to get a gun and "shoot everyone" at his son's pre-school. READ  

Swedish schools hit 'grim' new low: report

Swedish schools hit 'grim' new low: report

A new study by the Swedish National Agency for Education has revealed that a record number of students are failing to get the grades required to enter upper secondary school READ  

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  

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