Friday marks the official opening of De Ontplooiing, the first Steve Jobs-inspired school in Amsterdam. Aiming to eliminate the traditional method of classroom teaching, this new style of schooling is more reliant on new technology, and gives students the freedom to learn at their own pace.
The children who were sitting on the roof of the dugout when in collapsed during a school softball tournament in Twijzel are not to blame for its collapse, according to the Public Prosecution Authority (OM).
Segregation in primary schools in the Netherlands has decreased lightly, according to research from Forum, the institute for multicultural questions, under 36 of the Netherlands' biggest municipalities, Trouw reports.
An old juvenile detention center is being converted into an area where young people aged 14 to 18 can take shelter. The Central Organ shelter Asylum Seekers (COA) is rebuilding the Hevelrug in Overberg (Utrecht) into a habitable shelter with space for between 200 and 400 youths. The first refugees will be able to stay there from June.
A 13-year old boy was apprehended at his home in Tilburg on Friday morning in relation to the abuse of a female teacher in class on Wednesday.
Police in Dordrecht have apprehended a 27-year old man from Rotterdam, who is a suspect in a fatal shooting that happened on Friday in Hoogvliet. A 34-year old man, Ulrig, was killed.
A bundle of stolen exams from the Ibn Ghaldoun school in Rotterdam is reported to be worth €200, according to case suspect Annas B.
A 12-year-old girl is responsible for the death threats to a school in Vlissingen. The girl is a student herself in the class the threats were directed at.
The members of the parliament are very happy that State Secretary for Education, Sander Dekker, is going to take on teasing at schools. The coming new law of Dekker can count on the support of the coalition parties VVD and PvdA, but part of the opposition also promised support.