high schools

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Nov 29 '16 11:20

Inequality in education in the Netherlands increased over the past years, according to a study done by DUO Education Research. The increasing inequality is more significant in high schools than in primary schools, ANP reports.

The study was done among more than 2,200 school principals and teachers in primary and secondary educations. 18 percent of the secondary education principals and teachers indicated that a growing number of children are getting fewer opportunities at their schools. Among primary schools it was 12 percent.

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Sep 19 '16 08:21

The number of kids being bullied at school in the Netherlands is decreasing, though it is till a problem many children face on a daily basis, according to State Secretary Sander Dekker of Education. This year 10 percent of primary school kids were harassed by a bully at least once a month, compared to 14 percent two years ago. In high school, that figure decreased from 11 to 8 percent.

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Sep 14 '16 16:00

According to State Secretary Sander Dekker of Education, the long May vacation for primary- and high school students is often stressful for parents who have one or more kids at home for three weeks. He therefore wants to schedule the May vacations in such a way that they only take up two weeks

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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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Feb 3 '16 09:54

The Dutch police team investigating the Instagram sexting case in Tilburg high schools, requested the help of American investigation service FBI. Among other things, the FBI can retrieve personal information from Instagram, something the Dutch police can not do

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Feb 3 '16 08:22

The lower house of Dutch parliament on Tuesday approved a proposal to ban smoking on all school grounds by 2020

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Dec 30 '15 08:33

The Netherlands needs about 1,100 extra teachers to provide education to refugee children, the Volkskrant reported on Wednesday after their own calculations based on the number of refugee children currently in the Netherlands.

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Nov 4 '15 14:10

Many schools in the Netherlands do not have access to an internet connection with sufficient speed. At some schools, especially in the outlying areas, the internet connection is so slow, that it is impossible to work with multiple computers at the same time. Dutch parliamentarians want this problem to be solved by 2017.

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Jun 9 '15 10:09

More and more schools are dealing with teaching refugee children who arrived in the Netherlands only recently and do not speak a word of Dutch. Schools are looking for ways to teach these children in the best possible way.

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Apr 6 '15 15:15

A majority (85 percent) of high schools in the Netherlands make use of smartphones in education, although most do so reluctantly. This is according to a survey done by NOS among 137 high schools.

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Feb 5 '14 12:33

A large majority of Parliament supports the proposal to axe mandatory internships in high schools.

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