education

Jun 10 '16 11:45

For the first time since 2012 the number of children attending daycare in the Netherlands increased. According to Statistics Netherlands, 767 thousand children went to a daycare, childminder or after school care last year, an increase of 12 thousand compared to 2014.

Jun 10 '16 11:11

All seven members of the University of Amsterdam's Supervisory Board resigned, the university announced in a statement on Friday. This is to "make space for new members".

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Jun 10 '16 10:19

An administrative employee at InHolland was reprimanded by the college's management for sending an email warning of the number of ethnic minority students in the college's Amsterdam branch. The employee expressed regret and apologized, the college said in a statement on Thursday

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Jun 8 '16 11:26

A group of parents will be protesting in front of Rotterdam's city hall on Wednesday against the closing of primary school De Verbinding in the Zevenkamp neighborhood. According to the parents, "institutional racism in education" is to blame for the closing of this school and the school was never given a fair chance.

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Jun 7 '16 09:44

The Dutch government allocated 291 million euros for strengthening schools in Groningen to make them earthquake-proof, Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs and Education Minister Jet Bussemaker and State Secretary Sander Dekker wrote to parliament on Monday

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Jun 6 '16 15:00

The foundation Amsterdam University Fund received 4 million euros from the estate of a University of Amsterdam alumnus. According to the university, it is the highest donation ever received from an individual

Jun 3 '16 12:05

Students and Dutch universities seem to be losing interest in university democracy. Almost all institutions in the country saw a drop in election attendance and only about 3 in 10 students cast a vote this year, the Volkskrant reports based on figures received from all universities.

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Jun 3 '16 08:59

Nyenrode Business University is investigating the conduct of director Anton Busselman after the Amsterdam branch of the private university complained about his behavior during a recent study tour to China, NRC reports based on the complaint which the paper has in its possession. Busselman decided to step down indefinitely due to this investigation.

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Jun 2 '16 12:50

The average time between graduating in the Netherlands and finding your first job is three months. Forty percent of graduates even find a job immediately, according to the latest labor market report from the association of universities VSNU

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May 31 '16 12:30

Every week over 700 school pupils need first aid after an accident at school, according to new figures from ViligheidNL. The majority of these accidents happen during gym class

May 31 '16 10:04

Many Dutch schools are changing their plans for trips abroad following terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, according to a survey broadcaster NOS did among 100 schools. Most schools stil go on trips, but adjust the program.

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May 26 '16 09:11

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

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May 25 '16 14:30

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

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May 24 '16 13:10

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.

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May 24 '16 12:40

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

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May 23 '16 15:02

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

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May 23 '16 11:26

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.

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May 19 '16 18:26

Students at the Wageningen University are protesting against the executive board's plan to start experimenting with night lectures next year

May 12 '16 14:30

About 210 thousand high school students in the Netherlands are starting their final exams this week

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May 11 '16 08:28

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

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May 6 '16 10:23

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

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Apr 28 '16 14:48

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

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Apr 27 '16 09:16

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."

Apr 26 '16 09:32

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

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