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Corona clouds the first day of school

Schools were opening all over Norway on Monday, just as Corona infection rates have risen. Many parents won't be allowed into the classroom with...

International Summer School disrupted

Norway's popular International Summer School (ISS) at the University of Oslo has become another casualty of the Corona virus crisis. It's been cancelled this year for...

Norway cancels written exams

Norway's Ministry of Education has decided to cancel all written exams at the junior high- and high school level. It remained unclear whether oral...

Two new ministers stride into crisis

NEWS ANALYSIS: Right in the middle of Norway's biggest crisis in years, Prime Minister Erna Solberg also had to formally name two new cabinet...

Teenagers have trouble reading

Only half of Norwegian teenagers read books during their free time, and boys are especially struggling with reading at school. Girls are still better,...

New teaching plan hits digital divide

Even one of the Norwegian newspapers that's most critical of the country's conservative government had high marks for the new teaching plans and curriculum...

Rich shipowner defies Darwin

A wealthy 81-year-old shipowner from Kristiansand is donating NOK 15 million (USD 1.6 million) to a foundation that challenges Darwin's theory of evolution. Einar...

Security tightened at business school

The Oslo campus of the Norwegian Business School BI beefed up security this week, after receiving threats against members of its own management. The...

Thousands of students wait for housing

More than 10,000 students starting at Norwegian universities and colleges this week are stuck on lists waiting for a place to live. Demand is...

Norway to try more flexible school start

Schools are opening all over the country this week, with lots of six-year-olds probably the most excited or anxious as they enter the first...

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