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Dec 21 '15 11:30

Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education, Culture and Science does not think that a fireworks ban is necessary in the Netherlands at this stage. She believes that the problems surrounding fireworks can be solved if everyone works together to do so.

Brother and Sister of the Night Watch
Dec 15 '15 13:50

The two Rembrandt paintings jointly bought by the Netherlands and France for 160 million euros will not arrive in the Netherlands before the end of this year, according to a spokesperson for the Rijksmuseum. The portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit will also not be going on a national tour.

Dec 2 '15 11:25

Rotterdam commissioner Latif Tali pressed charges of discrimination and inciting hatred against Ahmet Akgunduz, rector of the Islamic University Rotterdam.

Nov 26 '15 10:38

Education Minister Jet Bussemaker wants to split large secondary vocational schools into smaller "vocational colleges", to change them from diploma mills into more personal education where the "human dimension" is the norm. For that reason she wants to implement a regulation in which all vocational schools with more than 5 thousand students have to split into smaller parts from next year.

3d-print in baarmoeder
Nov 11 '15 17:12

Researchers from the Leiden University and Erasmus medical centers were awarded a grant to further develop their 3D-printing technique to correct gaps in the backs of fetuses afflicted with by spina bifida. Professor Dick Oepkes of the LUMC and Alex Eggink of Erasmus created propose a minimally invasive procedure during early stages of pregnancy to print a watertight seal directly upon the unborn child, closing off the spine and nerves.

Nov 2 '15 11:44

Dutch primary- and high schools should structurally pay attention to pay attention to privacy issues, digital media and the legal aspects of the internet. And Dutch pupils should achieve a mandatory digital proficiency certificate.

Oct 30 '15 09:09

An increasing number of parents are annoyed about the high charges schools demand to look after their kids during lunchtime after the implementation of the so-called continuous timetable. This timetable, which does not allow kids to go home for lunch, is already implemented at about half of primary schools.

Oct 27 '15 11:02

The Education Inspectorate will soon be implementing a new method of inspecting schools in which it will be focusing more on constructive criticism and less on fault finding.

Oct 20 '15 14:01

Ahmet Akgunduz, the rector at the Islamic University of Rotterdam, has once again caused an uproar with hateful remarks about political opponents. This time he said that he is praying for those responsible for the recent bombing in the Turkish capital and called the Kurds "dogs".

Oct 16 '15 09:26

State Secretary Sander Dekker of Education is investigating the possibility of synchronizing May school holidays nation wide. He wants a fixed, 14 day May holiday that happens in the same two weeks for all schools in the Netherlands. According to him, many parents complain about the chaos surrounding the May holidays, which makes it difficult to arrange care for their children and going on vacation.

Sep 21 '15 14:19

The Dutch government has released a video for dementia week to raise awareness for the brain disorder.

Sep 16 '15 14:50

Education Minister Jet Bussemaker attended the Prinsjesdag ceremonies in an outfit made especially for her by students of TU Eindhoven. The entire outfit, comprising of a dress, hat and shoes, was made using 3D body scan technology an 3D printing.

Sep 14 '15 13:21

The costs for benefits for unemployed teachers are running so high, that schools no longer have money for new teaching assistants and smaller classes.

Sep 11 '15 16:14

The Netherlands is back among the economic leaders in Europe, but we must stay sober. The better figures does not mean that everyone in the Netherlands is profiting. Unrest abroad also has consequences for the Netherlands. The Netherlands has to prepare for the arrival of more refugees. Keep track. The plan for next year is that employment, purchasing power and growth reach more people.

Sep 8 '15 09:23

The new system of appropriate education is not solving problems for kids with special needs in the classroom. State Secretary Sander Dekker must adjust the policy quickly.

Working Woman
Sep 4 '15 11:17

The "legal target" of having a minimum of 30 percent women in business leadership positions by next year at the latest will definitely not be achieved. This means that a compulsory woman quota may be implemented.

Brother and Sister of the Night Watch
Sep 4 '15 10:45

The Louvre in Paris and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam may joined forces to try and buy two Rembrandt portraits from the Rothschild family together.

Sep 2 '15 15:54

Student's union LSVb are concerned about a planned change in the assessment rules for college and university courses currently being examined by the Ministry of Education. This change would shift assessment from courses to institution, and the union worries that this would allow sub-par courses to fall through the cracks

Sep 2 '15 13:01

Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education, Culture and Sports has made 10 million euros available to help solve the problem of how to make national monuments in the Netherlands more sustainable. This money will be given to 10 monuments in the next two years as contribution to find innovative energy saving measures.

Aug 28 '15 09:33

The government has made a new grant available for teaching students who want to follow a master's program at a college or university. The aim for this grant is to get more teachers with a master's degree in the class room and thereby improve education.

Aug 24 '15 11:09

Graduating without debt is becoming increasingly difficult for students now that the basic study grant is being abolished. This has left parents with the question of whether they give their kids extra financial help, or let the study loan debts run up. Many parents can not afford the extra financial h

Aug 17 '15 10:57

Pupils in Amsterdam and the rest of the northern Netherlands said goodbye to the summer holidays and headed back to school today. Schools in the center of the country start next week, and pupils the southern parts of the country will be heading back to the classroom on August 31st

Jul 15 '15 13:42

State Secretary Sander Dekker of Education rightly refused to finance a new school in Rotterdam proposed by the Islamic Education Foundation Amsterdam, the Administrative Law Division of the Council of State ruled on Wednesday, AD reports.

Jul 10 '15 11:27

The number of women appearing in television programs on public broadcasting has decreased over the past 5 years. Women are heavily outnumbered, especially in the big daily talk shows - De Wereld Draait Door, Pauw and Jinek.


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