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Malmö schools seeing rapid improvement

Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Published: 06.Dec.2018 16:10 hrs

Malmö’s primary schools have jumped more than 70 places in a ranking of Sweden’s 290 municipalities by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions.

In 2011, Malmö's primary schools, which cater to children between six and 16 years old, were among the worst in Sweden, coming 270th out of the country's 290 municipalities. This year they jumped from 201st place to 127th place, judged by the number of pupils that reach the required standard in all subjects. 
 
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