As Education Minister Gustav Fridolin received the report from the National School Commission, he was clutching a copy of the last such report – from 1948, which helped to shape Sweden’s social democratic education system.
- Government report.
The government-appointed National School Commission recommended solutions for less segregated classrooms with a mix of pupils from high and low socio-economic backgrounds and abilities at a press conference on Thursday.
- Expert: Work to prevent bullying has not been as prioritised as it should have been.(3:12 min) (3:12 min)PISA survey.
The number of 15-year-olds who feel that they don't fit in at school in Sweden has increased dramatically since 2003, according to a PISA study published on Wednesday.
- PISA Survey.
Some 20 percent of 15 year-olds feel lonely, and a similar number are unable to fit in at school, according to a PISA study published on Wednesday.
- Party Congress.
Leading Social Democrat districts are pushing for an end to state-funded religious schools in Sweden, after male and female pupils from Stockholm's Al-Azharskolan were filmed being segregated.
- Patients' perspective.
How do you have cancer at a party? That is one of the questions a new course at Lund University, for cancer patients and their relatives, is trying to answer.
- Replacement papers.
Sweden's schools agency has said headmasters can give pupils an emergency replacement National Test on Friday, after questions were found circulating on social media platform Snapchat.
- Seventh Day Adventists.
Starting in 2018, Sweden’s university entrance exam will be offered on Sundays in order to accommodate minority religious groups.
- Swedish Schools Inspectorate.
A survey of most of Sweden’s ninth grade students found that more than one in ten do not feel secure at school.
- Just two out of 20 municipalities taking part.
Schools from Sweden's largest municipalities will not take part in a voluntary trial that would see students in grade 4 receiving marks.
- Many never start their studies.
Since Sweden introduced university fees for students from outside the EU, numbers have fallen and many never manage to start their studies, a new investigation shows.
- Beyond 16 years old.
The four opposition parties want to extend the compulsory schooling requirement for new arrivals to Sweden past 16 years old and to invest in new teaching positions in deprived areas.
- "They take advantage of the fact that the doctoral candidate is dependent on them"(3:14 min) (3:14 min)One in four.
More than a quarter of doctoral students in Sweden say that their work has been used without credit, according to a survey by the Swedish Higher Education Authority.
- No bearing on grades.
While Sweden’s improvement in the latest round of the OECD’s educational tests has generally been met with relief, Radio Sweden spoke to one academic who questioned why the results had come to be seen as so important.
- Sweden’s PISA head: The school system should not change in order to perform well on PISA(3:22 min) (3:22 min)Pisa scores.
Swedish 15-year-olds have shown significant improvement in mathematics and reading after years of decline, results from the OECD’s influential educational tests show.