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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

IFprofs network

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.

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

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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Education minister will not be punished

Investigators have not found any law violations in two loan funds. Compiled by Spectator staff ,3. Jan 2017, at 13:23

Plavčan at parliamentary session

Are university tuition fees likely to be introduced?

Payment schemes exist in Hungary and Romania where schools offer free education only to students with the best results. Peter Adamovsky ,28. Dec 2016, at 9:58

Bad results of PISA tests: Should we be concerned?

Poor education will influence the economy of the country. PISA testing speaks volumes about the ability of pupils to use their knowledge and apply it to a new situation, a quality that is becoming ever more… Nina Francelová ,19. Dec 2016, at 7:20

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PISA: Slovak pupils below OECD average

The education minister says this suggests a need for reform. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Dec 2016, at 23:06

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Glossary: Communities that lead by example

Spectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator… Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Nov 2016, at 17:22

Amphitheatre in Banská Bystrica

Topic: People and Society (Exercise)

In exercise for this topic we focus on skill: Proactivity Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Nov 2016, at 17:22

Amphitheatre in Banská Bystrica

Kiska: It’s time to move from concept to particular measures in school reform

Education Minister warns that meeting all goals will require higher funding than has been declared in the government statement. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Nov 2016, at 22:36

School system waits to see changes

Compulsory education from the age of five, more demanding admission exams to university teaching programmes, or rising teachers’ salaries. Education Minister Peter Plavčan introduced his draft national education… Nina Francelová ,10. Nov 2016, at 11:10

There should be fewer schools and teachers.

PhD for personal development

PhD graduates are valued on the job market for their expertise and soft skills. Erik Rédli ,7. Nov 2016, at 6:30

PhD students should not struggle to find jobs.

Glossary: Business with family requires trust

Spectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator… Compiled by Spectator staff ,31. Oct 2016, at 12:24

Family business, illustrative stock photo.

Topic: Family (Exercise)

In exercise for this topic we focus on skill: Design Thinking (BUILD) Compiled by Spectator staff ,31. Oct 2016, at 12:24

Family business, illustrative stock photo.

Dissatisfied teachers end graded strike as of October 19

Slovak teachers ended the “graded strike” they launched in September, representatives of the Slovak Teachers Initiative (ISU) said. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Oct 2016, at 8:40

L-R: Head of ISU Branislav Kočan and vice-president of the Slovak Chamber of Teachers Vladimír Crmoman during the march on October 19, 2016.

Study in Chinese in Banská Bystrica

Bilingual programme in Slovak and Chinese should release the potential of the most widely spoken language. Erik Rédli ,19. Oct 2016, at 8:21

More than 80 schools offer bilingual programmes in Slovakia.

Expl0ited: I always put something of my own into everything

YouTube popularity is growing, especially among young generations of internet user. While the most popular Youtubers in the world earn millions, Slovak vloggers can also make a tidy income. Adriana Petková ,17. Oct 2016, at 18:47

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Facebook has no competition among social networks

Slovaks mostly communicate on Facebook and ignore Twitter, though younger internet users have also started to use Snapchat. Adriana Petková ,17. Oct 2016, at 18:31

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