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Jan 11 '19 13:10

STIP, a special education high school on Europalaan in Utrecht, was evacuated on Thursday afternoon due to a telephonic threat. One suspect was arrested, the Telegraaf reports.

Where the threat came from, and what exactly it entailed, is not yet clear. The police are taking it seriously and are investigating the incident.

Police officers in bullet proof vests were present at the school on a large scale. All pupils and teachers were safely evacuated from the school, the STIP director said to the Telegraaf. 

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Jul 3 '18 14:50

A pupil of the Corderius College in Amersfoort was suspended for making a Nazi video featuring one of the school's teachers. The pupil photoshopped the teacher's head into footage showing Nazi practices and the video ended up online, RTV Utrecht reports.

"It's a so-called joke", rector Egbert Boerma said to the broadcaster. "But there are jokes with far-reaching consequences. Pupils have to know that and sometimes they have to feel it too." For privacy reasons, the school did not say whether the pupil is a boy or a girl.

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Jun 19 '18 09:24

Dutch high schools are increasingly getting rid of traditional timetables and experimenting with new ones. Currently at least a fifth of secondary schools in the Netherlands have said goodbye to traditional 50 minutes-long lessons, according to a survey by Leerling 2020, a project of sector organization VO-Raad, AD reports.

May 14 '18 08:58

A tense few weeks lie ahead for Dutch high school students. The final exams start today for 211,550 high school kids in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.

VMBO pupils are kicking off the exams with English and Dutch on Monday. HAVO pupils are starting with physics, and VWO pupils have mathematics on the agenda. 

The final exams end on May 29th with more exotic language subjects like Russian, Spanish, Arabic and Turkish. Frisian is also on the program for the last day of exams.

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Apr 17 '18 13:03

All locations of school community Lek en Linge in Culemborg were evacuated on Tuesday morning due to a bomb threat. Because it was initially unclear which location was threatened, the police ordered all locations evacuated. No bomb was found, AD reports.

The bomb threat turned out to be aimed at VMBO location on Ina Boudier-Bakkerstraat in Culemborg. The bomb would go off at 11:00 a.m., according to a threat. The police carefully searched the school. Nothing was found and pupils were allowed to return to their classes.

Mar 29 '18 12:50

The exams in high schools desperately need to be modernized, according to the VO-Raad, the council for high schools in the Netherlands. The current method of exams only test knowledge, while tertiary institutions often also look for other skills like team work and critical thinking, the council says, AD reports.

March for Our Lives
Mar 16 '18 11:00

On Saturday March 24th, high school pupils and their families will protest in Amsterdam and The Hague to show solidarity with the March for Our Lives movement in the United States, the organizers announced in a press statement. The movement is a protest against gun violence in the U.S.

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Nov 6 '17 14:30

Last year the biggest proportion of Dutch couples consisted of two highly educated people, instead of one highly educated person and one less educated person as was the case in 2006, Statistics Netherlands reported on Monday. According to the stats office, this can be attributed to the fact that more people in the Netherlands achieve at least a bachelors degree.

Sep 12 '17 15:30

Drug gangs recruited teenagers from schools and youth institutions in Rotterdam on a large scale, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday. The teenagers were used as "runners', delivering drugs from Rotterdam to various addresses in Belgium. Dozens of teenagers from Rotterdam-Zuid have been arrested in Belgium, NOS reports

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Sep 12 '17 11:50

Thousands of high school students across the Netherlands are still waiting for their school books. School book supplier Van Dijk Educatie is struggling with major delivery problems, De Stentor reports.

Schools calling Van Dijk to complain are met with an automated message in which the company acknowledges the problems, according to the newspaper. The supplier estimates that about 7,500 high school pupils do not have their complete learning package yet. Some haven't received any books. 

Soft drinks
Sep 6 '17 13:10

By the end of next year, Dutch soft drink producers will stop selling sugar-filled soft drinks at high schools in the Netherlands, Raymond Gianotten, director of the Dutch Association for Soft Drinks Waters and Juices, said to RTL Nieuws. By the end of 2018, only light variants of soft drinks will be available at high schools.

"We want to help young people make a healthier choice", Gianotten said. "There are still some ongoing contracts, but as far as we are concerned, this will be done as soon as possible."

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Aug 31 '17 08:17

Criminals involved at least three school pupils in Den Bosh in prostitution and drug trading, mayor Ton Rombouts said in response to questions from PvdA city councilor Lisette van der Swaluw. The mayor believes that more kids may have been approached to become involve in illegal activities, but they wont come forward out of shame or fear for those who approached them, the Gelderlander reports.

Princess Alexia on her way to her first day of high school, 21 Aug 2017
Aug 21 '17 12:00

Princess Alexia went to her first day of high school on an old-school Dutch bicycle on Monday. As he did with her , King Willem-Alexander recorded a video of his middle-child leaving for school and the Koninklijk Huis posted it on social media.

teacher
May 23 '17 11:05

Primary education teachers get significantly less respect and lower wages than their high school counterparts and other university graduates, according to a study by the research center for education and labor market ROA and Ecorys, NU.nl reports.

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Apr 12 '17 11:50

The vast majority of Dutch parliamentarians wants the government to punish schools who do not teach LGBT awareness and acceptance lessons. Almost the entire Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, supported the motion filed by SP parliamentarian Jasper van Dijk, NOS reports. 

According to the Education Inspectorate, about 20 percent of primary- and high schools don't teach their students about sexual diversity, despite this being mandatory since 2012. The same is true for about 40 percent of the ROCs.

Apr 12 '17 11:15

The Education Inspectorate for the first time compared Dutch schools and their students' results and found major differences. The Inspectorate concluded that a student's performance strongly depends on the type of school the child attends. Minister Jet Bussemaker and State Secretary Sander Dekker of Education call the situation worrying, NOS reports.

Police
Apr 5 '17 10:25

A high school in Apeldoorn called in the police after realizing the sexual images of students are circulating in the school. The case came to light when the parents of one of the victimized students notified the school, Omroep Gelderland reports.

The school is working with the police to find out who received the images and who is spreading them, the rector of the school community KSG said to the broadcasters. 

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Jan 16 '17 12:08

A teacher committed suicide at the Stedelijk Gymnasium in Den Bosch on Monday morning. The teacher jumped off the school building and died. A number of pupils saw the teacher jump, ANP reports.

The police would only confirm that there was a suicide at the school. The school management could not yet be reached for comment.

According to Omroep Brabant, the teacher jumped at around 9:45 a.m. as students arrived at school. Eye witnesses told the Gelderlander that the teacher jumped from the fourth floor of the building.

Oct 4 '16 10:02

The Don Bosco College in Volendam is open as usual after a gun threat was aimed at it on Snapchat on Sunday. A police investigation led to a boy living outside the Noord-Holland province and concluded that the high school is safe

Lecture Hall
Sep 28 '16 11:50

The Dutch government is investing 30 million euros into preventing dropouts and wrong study choices in universities, colleges and vocational schools. The money is intended for high schools to better guide their student in their choice of study and the jobs they hope to have when they're done.

Bugbuster
Aug 29 '16 13:00

Head lice are a bigger problem in high schools in the Netherlands than thought, according to a study by national health institute RIVM. The researchers attributes this to high school students' behavior, such as taking selfies and cuddling

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Jun 14 '16 15:00

Nearly all the high school students on the pre-university level (VWO level) passed the mandatory mathematics test. The preliminary results show that 97 percent achieved a 5 or higher, which counts as a pass. The final results will be announced after the summer, the Ministry of Education announced on Tuesday

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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Apr 27 '16 09:32

The Amsterdam municipality plans to turn the Bijlmerbajes prison grounds into a "new piece of city" that will include a high school and "at least a thousand homes"

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