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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
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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  

Test exclusive 2 for the Swedish Institute

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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  

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  

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"I’m going to keep this post short and sweet as its not something I take any pleasure in writing. After much deliberation I have made the heartbreaking decision to abandon my trip after 1200km due to reoccurring injury. It is not a decision I have made lightly and it is one that has been truly devastating..." READ »

 

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