News on schools and education policy in Slovakia

Schools around Slovakia wrap up the coronavirus-marked school year today

Parents of school kids who did not return to schools post-COVID are no longer entitled to what is known as the pandemic nursing benefit.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Jun 2020, at 14:01

Bringing World to the Classroom

From manufacturing to something better. Industry 4.0 could redefine Slovakia

Education responding to the labour market and lifelong learning remain keys to success.Peter Dlhopolec, 26. Jun 2020, at 9:12

The EU’s post-coronavirus support is a big incentive to rebuild Slovakia’s economy and education.

Academic staff to leave FIIT STU over its dean’s actions

Conflicts at the leading IT faculty in Bratislava started a year ago.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jun 2020, at 21:50

FIIT STU students and employees go on strike on Feb 18, 2020, in Bratislava.

Post-coronavirus Slovakia facing major challenge and it is not ready

If we want to be a middle-income country, fine, but we should then stop dreaming about catching up with Austria or even competing with Czechia in the future, says a top expert on education and the labour market,…Jana Liptáková, 10. Jun 2020, at 11:24

Vladimír Šucha

The number of opened schools and kindergartens exceeded expectations

The lowest number of re-opened facilities is in Prešov Region.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Jun 2020, at 13:20

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Q&A: Should parents accompany their children to school?

Schools are dealing with common, COVID-related issues differently.Daniela Hajčáková, 27. May 2020, at 13:40

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Coronavirus forced precisely the kind of changes Slovakia's schools need

Teachers and experts urge government to keep ‘natural’ school reforms during pandemic.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 25. May 2020, at 18:00

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Slovakia lags behind in financial literacy, despite improvement

The only OECD country with a worse result is Chile.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. May 2020, at 23:56

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Coronavirus in Slovakia: Analysts described how schools could open

Education could start with smaller groups of pupils to ensure social distancing.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Apr 2020, at 0:28

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Good news from Slovakia: the SAV will help teach pupils

Videos from the Slovak Academy of Sciences are expected to be shared via social networks.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Apr 2020, at 22:06

Schools are currently empty.

Coronavirus might prompt a reform Slovakia's schools have needed for a long time

Remote teaching is not just fancy conference calls. Teachers have to show their resourcefulness.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 1. Apr 2020, at 16:38

Peter Pallo while teaching his pupils.
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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