Vaud schools to trial gender neutral toilets

Vaud schools to trial gender neutral toilets

Feb. 14, 2020, 10:20 a.m.
The canton of Vaud is go ahead trialing gender neutral toilets in two schools.
1 in 3 children don't speak Swiss language at school

1 in 3 children don't speak Swiss language at school

Aug. 19, 2019, 9:48 a.m.
Swiss schools are facing increased pressures as the number of new students who don’t speak the relevant languag...
Extra German lessons fee proposed for Thurgau schools

Extra German lessons fee proposed for Thurgau schools

Feb. 12, 2019, 7:09 a.m.
Education authorities in canton Thurgau want to charge parents a fee for extra German lessons for primary school chil...
Canton Geneva to defend excluding France school kids

Canton Geneva to defend excluding France school kids

Feb. 4, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Canton Geneva is likely to be back in court defending its decision not to allow children who live in France to attend...
Geneva schools dealing with former dropouts

Geneva schools dealing with former dropouts

Sept. 19, 2018, 6:01 a.m.
Schools in canton Geneva are dealing with hundreds of ‘reintegrating’ pupils.
Children taught their rights relating to climate change

Children taught their rights relating to climate change

Sept. 5, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Teachers are being given new materials to make sure their classes are fully up to date with the latest on climate cha...
World maps replaced in Geneva schools after diplomatic blunder

World maps replaced in Geneva schools after diplomatic blunder

Aug. 30, 2018, 7:52 a.m.
The maps of the world on the walls of Geneva schools are changed every year to make sure they’re up to date.
Petition to end teacher burnout

Petition to end teacher burnout

July 9, 2018, 11:51 a.m.
Teachers in Switzerland are suffering from burnout. 
Turkish diplomats wanted by Swiss authorities

Turkish diplomats wanted by Swiss authorities

June 19, 2018, 8:16 a.m.
Two Turkish diplomats have had arrest warrants issued against them for the planning of a kidnapping of a Swiss citizen.
Turkey accused of spreading propaganda in Swiss schools

Turkey accused of spreading propaganda in Swiss schools

May 8, 2018, 8:01 a.m.
Turkish authorities are being accused of spreading propaganda in Swiss schools by using plays and reenactments to por...
Schools urged to rethink information posted on line after murders

Schools urged to rethink information posted on line after murders

March 26, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
Schools are being urged to think carefully about information they post on line about their students, classes and any ...
Geneva to get stricter on non-residents in schools

Geneva to get stricter on non-residents in schools

Feb. 9, 2018, 6:53 a.m.
Geneva is clamping down on non-residents sending their children to school in the canton. Currently there are about 2,...
Educational video on Switzerland likened to 'stoned smurfs'

Educational video on Switzerland likened to 'stoned smurfs'

Nov. 20, 2017, 6:27 a.m.
An educational video about Switzerland has appeared on You Tube, and it’s not going down well. The video is ...
Valais gets tough with ski schools

Valais gets tough with ski schools

Nov. 15, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Canton Valais is to get tough with ski schools. Authorities want to make sure the rules are followed. Currently at le...
Geneva commune makes unfortunate racial gaff

Geneva commune makes unfortunate racial gaff

Oct. 11, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
The Geneva commune of Grand Saconnex has found itself embroiled in a strange anti-Semitism argument.
Parliament rejects compulsory hand shaking in schools

Parliament rejects compulsory hand shaking in schools

Sept. 28, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
The Swiss parliament has rejected a motion making it mandatory for school students to shake their teachers’ hands.
Canton Graub√ľnden could favour English in schools

Canton Graub√ľnden could favour English in schools

May 5, 2017, 7:19 a.m.
Graubünden voters will be allowed to vote on allowing only one foreign language to be taught in primary schools ...
Hundreds of school students protest school cuts

Hundreds of school students protest school cuts

April 6, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Hundreds of school students demonstrated across the country yesterday against education budget cuts.
Canton Aargau may find its schools isolated after Sunday

Canton Aargau may find its schools isolated after Sunday

Feb. 9, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
One canton may find itself with a unique school system after Sunday. Over the past few years, cantons have been harmo...
Geneva to launch major school investment

Geneva to launch major school investment

Dec. 12, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
After many years of allegations of neglect –canton Geneva is to spend CHF 1.5bn on renovating schools.
Neuchatel teachers continue strike action

Neuchatel teachers continue strike action

Dec. 1, 2016, 5:19 a.m.
Teachers in canton Neuchatel are continuing a strike to fight against a new salary scale due to be implemented in the...
Zurich says two languages must be taught at primary school

Zurich says two languages must be taught at primary school

Nov. 14, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
The Zurich cantonal government has rejected demands from some teachers and parents that only one foreign language s...
School board backs Swiss hand shaking tradition

School board backs Swiss hand shaking tradition

Sept. 20, 2016, 9:25 a.m.
An appeal by the parents of two Muslim students who refused to shake hands with their female teacher in Basel-Country...
Geneva issues guide for teachers dealing with religious disputes

Geneva issues guide for teachers dealing with religious disputes

Aug. 24, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
The canton of Geneva has issued a guide for teachers dealing with religious disputes in schools. As the "NZZ&qu...
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