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Education Minister Li Andersson outlines new back to school rules

Education Minister Li Andersson (Left) says the government is preparing an amendment to the Basic Education Act which would make it easier to switch between...

Finnish primary and lower secondary schools to re-open from 14th May

Primary schools in Finland are to re-start classroom lessons from 14th May, as the Government moves to ease coronavirus restrictions. The announcement came on Wednesday...

Survey: Almost half of school principals stressed and exhausted at work

Almost half of Finnish school principals are stressed, exhausted or at risk of exhaustion at work. That’s the findings of a survey revealed Tuesday morning...

Education Minister: ‘I welcome debate on reforming religion lessons in schools’

Finland's Education Minister Li Andersson (Left) says she is "delighted" about a debate on reforming religion lessons in schools. Her comments come after a poll by public...

Vantaa schools and police work together on student threat problems

Schools and authorities in Vantaa are facing a worrying number of bogus threats in schools made by students, which take time and a commitment...

International educators take Finnish lessons as classrooms adapt to change

At Kalasatama primary school in east Helsinki, a class of noisy nine-year olds charges around the gym hall, dodging a ball thrown by their...

Espoo suspends sports test after pupil death

Schools in Finland's second largest city Espoo have suspended a fitness test after a pupil  died last week. The boy had a medical emergency at...

Finnish Teachers Face Increasing Bullying, Violence: Report

A new report from the Trade Union of Education OAJ finds that every second teacher in Finland has experienced inappropriate treatment or bullying in...

Helsinki Plans Immigrant Education Shake-Up

Helsinki City Council is expected to approve an overhaul of its education provisions this month, to try and improve qualifications and opportunities for students...