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Cabinet approves changes in school funding

Teacher salaries and student transportation included in the amendment approved on June 7. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Jun 2017, at 13:52

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Bishops protest teaching of humanism

Experts reject the argument that curriculum changes are trying to counter religion. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Jun 2017, at 12:59

Dual education still ironing out the bugs

Cooperation between companies and schools should help diminish the lack of qualified workforce in key industries. Erik Rédli ,16. May 2017, at 6:35

Science not interesting for girls

Slovak girls become interested in the so-called STEM subjects only as 12-year-olds. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. May 2017, at 9:30

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Embraco provides students with new experiences

Three students from the Technical University Košice (TUKE) found a job in the firm via personnel leasing. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Apr 2017, at 9:30

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Education reform can also come from below

US experts are expected to help with the new initiative aimed at searching for innovative educational projects. Radka Minarechová ,19. Apr 2017, at 15:38

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One-fourth of students to be lost to brain drain

A total of 18 universities and 489 students from various fields of study have participated in the survey. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Apr 2017, at 23:01

The number of students in Slovakia is dropping.

Slovakia will help renovate schools for refugees

Thanks to the project, about 4,000 children aged six to 18 will be able to visit school facilities in the Middle East. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Apr 2017, at 13:21

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Teachers should unite to make a difference

The Slovak Chamber of Teachers calls for more activity on the occasion of Teachers’ Day that falls on March 28. Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Mar 2017, at 14:09

Vladimír Crmoman

Schools and employers lack motivation to train pupils

Scarce promotion among primary school pupils and their parents, and insufficient financial motivation for companies are among the most cited reasons of why the system struggles. Radka Minarechová ,20. Mar 2017, at 12:00

Recordings for final exams leaked

The recordings for foreign language secondary school final exams taking place this week were leaked; ministry says they are unable to prevent it. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Mar 2017, at 14:08

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Education Ministry discloses its new reform

The Education Ministry presented a reform meant to guide change in the education sector for the next decade. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Mar 2017, at 22:51

Milna Ftáčnik

Pulitzer prize winning journalist: Public lecture in Bratislava and Košice

Martha Mendoza will talk in Slovakia about stories which are showing the new face of a modern day slavery. Register now for the lecture for free.13. Mar 2017, at 10:32

Slovakia keeps losing its elites

Graduates from medical and technical schools top the list of students moving abroad. But family ties is a strong factor for returning back. Radka Minarechová ,8. Mar 2017, at 6:30

Slovakia should actively manage the return of its migrants

Slovaks living and working abroad are a great asset for Slovakia: if they come back home, but also if they stay in their new countries. Michaela Terenzani ,2. Mar 2017, at 6:30

Martin Kahanec

IFprofs launched in Slovakia

Currently there are 104 professors in Slovakia who are members of the platform. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Jan 2017, at 6:00

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Children from poor families scored badly in testing

The average score of pupils was 62 percent, but children from poor environments scored less than 30 percent on average. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Jan 2017, at 22:28

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Bratislava now teaches fashion

A recently opened school helps build links between fashion and business. Radka Minarechová ,24. Jan 2017, at 6:30

Students work in smaller groups.

Double diploma opens doors

The double bachelor or master’s diploma, can be obtained by students of universities in Bratislava, Nitra, Banská Bystrica and Košice. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Jan 2017, at 6:00

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School gets quality certificate

The certificate represents very high recognition awarded by the French foreign minister. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Jan 2017, at 6:00

Christophe Leonzi in Nitra

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