News on schools and education policy in Slovakia

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The evidence based education reform of the Learning Makes Sense initiative

An extensive analysis of the current state of the education system in Slovakia by the To Dá Rozum initiative provides the data for a unified vision and specific recommendations on how to improve it.Renáta Hall30. Mar 2020, at 12:30

The 2018 TALIS study shows young people are not interested in becoming teachers.

Schools will remain shut until further notice

Some key school-leaving exams have been cancelled, others postponed.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Mar 2020, at 22:43

Albert Einstein Grammar School in Bratislava.
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What should school teach us - through the eyes of a thirteen year old girl

AmCham intern, 13-year-old Simona Vašáková, offers her first-hand look at the education system.Simona Vašáková16. Mar 2020, at 12:30

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UPDATED: Bratislava secondary school closed over COVID-19 suspicion

The virus has not been confirmed at the school.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Mar 2020, at 21:50

The vocational school on Fajnorovo nábrežie in Bratislava.
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Serious issues, not too seriously…

Julian Gerhart, one of the founders of Zmudri, talks about how to better prepare high school students for real life and why it matters.AmCham team2. Mar 2020, at 12:30

New semester at Slovakia's top IT school started with a strike

The series of events that led to the strike started with the firing of a former dean, strike set to continue.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Feb 2020, at 13:56

Strike at FIIT STU
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Strengthening the Transatlantic bond

US Ambassador to Slovakia Bridget Brink shares the goals of her mission as well as her first impressions of Slovakia.AmCham team17. Feb 2020, at 12:30

Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová (r) and new US Ambassador to Slovakia Bridget A. Brink.
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Young Slovak talent needs you

Eva Vargová, CEO of Junior Achievement Slovakia, urges the business sector to continue to invest into Slovakia’s human capital of the future, support educational activities and motivate young people.Eva Vargová3. Feb 2020, at 12:30

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Internationally recognised IT expert first fired from university. Now she has been accepted back

More than 2,500 students, employees and graduates signed a petition against the decision.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Jan 2020, at 13:55

Mária Bieliková

Can Finnish ways be applied in Slovak schools?

The Slovak Spectator looked at some big differences between the Slovak and Finnish education systems.Radka Minarechová, 3. Jan 2020, at 6:32

The 2018 TALIS study shows young people are not interested in becoming teachers.

PISA test results: Average maths, poor reading and sciences

Analysts do not see any significant progress.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Dec 2019, at 13:33

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A campaign helps the elderly uncover hoaxes

The educational campaign Old Age Touches Everyone runs until December.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Nov 2019, at 4:25

The educational campaign Staroba sa nás dotýka (Old Age Touches Everyone) warns seniors citizens in Slovakia against online threats and disinformation

Brussels calls on Slovakia not to segregate Roma at schools

Despite adopting measures to eliminate segregation, the EC considers the steps insufficient.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Oct 2019, at 13:18

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Slovakia's highest-ranking EU officer returns home to join PS-Spolu

Vladimír Šucha will advise the parties on education.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Sep 2019, at 13:42

Vladimír Šucha, head of the EU's Joint Research Centre (JRC) leaves the Commission to fight extremism and to better education in Slovakia.

A rector hid a thesis of Ivetta Macejková

Macejková is one of the candidates running for the post of Supreme Court president.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Sep 2019, at 13:58

Ivetta Macejková

What changes does the new school year bring?

Schools opened doors for 660,000 pupils on September 2.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Sep 2019, at 13:55

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And the winner goes… into politics?!?

What would happen if math Olympic medalists used their bright minds to try to lead local and central state institutions?Anca Dragu, 13. Aug 2019, at 21:26

Four Prešov students shine in science around the world with outstanding projects.

Summer language school opens its doors to foreigners

As many as 160 foreigners from 35 countries want to learn the Slovak language at Comenius University.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Aug 2019, at 21:36

Foreigners attending the 55th year of the Slovak language summer school.

OpenLab teaching students unique IT skills as Slovakia faces industry shortfall

Top industry experts helping develop digital skills.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 2. Aug 2019, at 9:34

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