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.
- Replacement papers.
- 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.
- 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.