While the Netherlands has one of the best education systems in the world, it pays little attention to discipline in classrooms and motivating talented students, according to a large report on the state of Dutch education by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
The Netherlands' system of education is one of the best in the world, though there is some definite room for improvement, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in a report published on Wednesday
About 50 vocational school pupils at Wartburg College in Rotterdam have to rewrite their Dutch exam due to an error on the school's side. The students wrote the exam in Microsoft Word, which has a spell check on it. The education inspectorate therefore declared the exams invalid, the Telegraaf reports.
College students with a study delay get much less financial support than university students in the Netherlands, according to a study from the national students union LSVb
The Dutch government is investing 7 million euros into providing education to children living in war zones or areas affected by natural disaster, Minister Lilianne Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation announced at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on Monday
Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education announced that 43.5 million euros was available for 17 initiatives aimed to better connect vocational education to the labor market. The money is intended to make it possible for vocational students to already work and gain experience during their studies, so that they are ready to join the labor market as soon as they pass their exams.
Students at the Wageningen University are protesting against the executive board's plan to start experimenting with night lectures next year
About 210 thousand high school students in the Netherlands are starting their final exams this week
Over 73 thousand prospective students signed up to study at a Dutch university from September, according to figures from universities association VSNU. That is an increase of 11 percent compared to last year
PvdA parliamentarian Tanja Jadnanansing will not be returning to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, after the elections 2017. She wants to focus on her true passion - teaching kids and young people
The Dutch government is giving municipalities 700 million euros extra this year and next year for asylum seeker integration. The money is intended to be used for education, language lessons and care for asylum seekers
Utrecht is the first city in the Netherlands to start integrating asylum seekers into society from their first day in the city. The city wants to put an end to the current practice of asylum applicants being moved about and integration starting late. "When you arrive in Utrecht, you stay in Utrecht", GroenLinks alderman Kees Diepeveen said to the Volkskrant. "This creates peace. For school-age children, being dragged around is very dramatic."
All toddlers between the ages of 2.5 and 4 years should be able to attend daycare or a playgroup. Minister Lodewijk Asscher and the association of Dutch municipalities made agreements to achieve this on Monday
Student and youth organizations called on Education Minister Jet Bussemaker to reverse the loan system and reinstate the basic grant to boost enrollment for higher education, in a letter sent to her on Friday. If the government is unwilling to do so, the organizations call on her to implement measures against the growing inequality in higher education
PhD candidates tasked with giving lectures are often unprepared to do so due to a lack of training and guidance, according to a survey done by PhD Network Netherlands (PNN) and intercity student association ISO
Primary schools urgently need more money for language lessons for child asylum seekers. The government gives money for extra language lessons if a school has more than four asylum children, but it is not nearly enough, according to a study done by education council PO-Raad among 200 schools
On average three children in each class of 27 students are being bullied. That is almost 11 percent of young people in high school. Five percent of them particularly mention cyber-bullying, according to a national survey done by the 25 regional health services (GGD's) and national health service RIVM
Fewer students enter higher education directly after high school since the basic study grant was replaced with a loan-system last year. The percentage of students entering higher education straight from high school dropped from 71 percent to 64 percent, according to a letter Education Minister Jet Bussemaker sent to Parliament
Dutch municipalities need hundreds of millions of euros more than the Government is offering them to house and successfully integrate refugees in their cities, according to the four large Dutch cities.
Higher education institutions often give prospective students too positive or even inaccurate information about the job prospects awaiting them following the completion of a study program, according to a study done by intercity student association ISO
A woman with expertise in children’s issues, special education and refugee rights is at the top of a list of candidates to replace outgoing child advocate Marc Dullaert in the Netherlands. Margrite Kalverboer, a professor at the Groningen University is expected to replace Dullaert, whose appointment was not renewed.
The VVD wants to get rid of university and college study programs that have little prospect of employment. The party wants all courses to be assessed on usefulness and necessity once very few years, parliamentarian Pieter Duisenberg said
Publishers of educational materials Keuzegids and Decaan.net are calling on higher education institutions to be more honest and transparent in information provided to prospective students
A large majority of the Dutch populations thinks that religion should not be a determining factor within society. Politics in particular should be religion-free, but education too can do with less religion, according to KRO's study God in the Netherlands