Schools from Sweden's largest municipalities will not take part in a voluntary trial that would see students in grade 4 receiving marks.
- Just two out of 20 municipalities taking part.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sweden's government is telling local municipalities to start housing newly arrived immigrants... Or else.
- Global study.
Swedish pupils have improved performance in maths and physics, according to the global TIMSS study. "This is a break in the trend," says Mikael Halápi, acting director at the National Agency for Education.
A fear of being filmed or teased about their body are among the reasons a majority of Swedish school children do not shower after sports lessons, a Swedish Radio survey has revealed.
- Fear getting loans.
Only five percent of immigrants to Sweden continue in education after they have completed their introductory period in the country, a survey by the Employment Agency suggests.
The National Union of Teachers in Sweden finds those studying to be teachers want a more challenging curriculum and more hours in the classroom.
A lack of Swedish or English language skills is proving a barrier for newly-arrived academics wanting to validate their qualifications, but many Swedish universities are now introducing language training for immigrants.
- Welfare profits.
A majority of Swedes are against profits made by schools and healthcare providers being distributed to shareholders, a new survey has suggested.
- Not only the Swedish language.
Following Monday's report on secondary schooling, Radio Sweden went to the School Forum conference to ask teachers what they think best helps young newcomers to be successful.
- Minister of Secondary Education: We need targeted efforts to help immigrants get a good start in Sweden(3:56 min)Better preparatory courses.
The Swedish Schools Inspectorate report focused on how to get more young people to finish secondary schooling was officially presented to the government today.