Decision to ban elderly school assistants 'incomprehensible'

Decision to ban elderly school assistants 'incomprehensible'

June 19, 2019, 9:41 a.m.
A decision by education authorities in canton Fribourg to ban retirees from working in schools is causing uproar.
Online dangers a reality for Swiss schoolchildren

Online dangers a reality for Swiss schoolchildren

May 24, 2019, 9:22 a.m.
School age children are exposed to worryingly high levels of cyber-bullying, internet grooming, privacy violations, p...
Armed teenager threatens students at Solothurn school

Armed teenager threatens students at Solothurn school

May 23, 2019, 9:02 a.m.
A teenager has been arrested after allegedly threatening students at a school in the canton of Solothurn with an unsp...
School boy faces court costs after suspension

School boy faces court costs after suspension

May 7, 2019, 6:21 a.m.
A school student in canton Vaud will have to pay court costs of CHF 800 after he fought a decision to suspend him. ...
Aargau teacher sacked following inappropriate relations allegation

Aargau teacher sacked following inappropriate relations allegation

April 4, 2019, 10:08 a.m.
A teacher in canton Aargau has been sacked following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with one of his fem...
Classroom air quality disrupts learning

Classroom air quality disrupts learning

March 5, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Poor air quality in classrooms could be affecting children’s ability to learn.
Basel schools warn of child molester

Basel schools warn of child molester

Feb. 15, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
Two schools in Basel have sent letters to parents warning them of a possible child molester on the streets.
Ticino student charged with planning killing spree

Ticino student charged with planning killing spree

Dec. 19, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
The Ticino teenager who was arrested in May for allegedly planning a mass school shooting has now been charged.
Scabies warning over Whatsapp causes parent outrage

Scabies warning over Whatsapp causes parent outrage

Nov. 22, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
Parents with children in a Zurich school are outraged they were told there was a scabies outbreak by WhatsApp. 
School trips under threat after court ruling

School trips under threat after court ruling

Oct. 31, 2018, 6:22 a.m.
School trips are under threat after the Federal Court ruled parents can’t be forced to pay for them.
School children escape bus fire in tunnel

School children escape bus fire in tunnel

Oct. 5, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
A group of French school children had a narrow escape when their bus caught fire in a tunnel in canton Jura.
Mum fined for not sending daughter to school

Mum fined for not sending daughter to school

Sept. 19, 2018, 6:03 a.m.
A mother has been fined a CHF 1,000 for not sending her daughter to school for three years.
Geneva tram lines reopen for start of school

Geneva tram lines reopen for start of school

Aug. 27, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Long suffering Geneva commuters will be celebrating the start of the school year today – as it means the tram l...
Swiss MP under-fire for publishing school list

Swiss MP under-fire for publishing school list

July 9, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
A Swiss People’s Party MP is under fire for publishing the names of school children in Dübendorf on Facebo...
Basel school split on art project

Basel school split on art project

June 29, 2018, 6:16 a.m.
Students at a school in canton Basel are split over the merits of an art project which has been put on display in the...
Thousands of school kids out and about today

Thousands of school kids out and about today

June 19, 2018, 8:03 a.m.
You’re likely to find hordes of school children on the streets, on the buses and trains today.
Zurich police hopes to quell violence using schools

Zurich police hopes to quell violence using schools

May 16, 2018, 6:47 a.m.
Zurich City Police will be working in schools to teach students how to deal with officers and show them appropriate r...
Potential Ticino school shooter in secure psychiatric hospital

Potential Ticino school shooter in secure psychiatric hospital

May 15, 2018, 7:05 a.m.
The 17 year old boy who’s in detention for allegedly planning a mass school shooting in Ticino is being held at...
Police arrest teen planning school shooting

Police arrest teen planning school shooting

May 11, 2018, 6:20 a.m.
Ticino police have arrested a 19 year old who had plans for a school massacre. Police say he has been talking about a...
Fribourg fire destroys school buses

Fribourg fire destroys school buses

April 30, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Fribourg police are investigating a suspected arson attack which destroyed two school buses and rubbish containers.
Zurich to buy school kids their own tablets

Zurich to buy school kids their own tablets

April 12, 2018, 6:40 a.m.
The city of Zurich is buying 3,000 tablet PCs for its school children. The computers will be issued to fourth graders...
11 year old fakes car accident to avoid school

11 year old fakes car accident to avoid school

Nov. 24, 2017, 6:41 a.m.
An 11 year old boy in Lucerne may face charges after inventing a car accident to avoid going to school.
Teachers call for more controls of sponsorship in the classroom

Teachers call for more controls of sponsorship in the classroom

Oct. 17, 2017, 6:48 a.m.
Teachers from German speaking countries, including Switzerland, say there should be more controls over sponsorship de...
Swiss teachers issue notice they don't work for parents

Swiss teachers issue notice they don't work for parents

Oct. 9, 2017, 6:17 a.m.
The Swiss Teachers Association has published a new guide which makes clear teachers do not work for parents.
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