Student Friendship Coordinators are elected by their peers to lead games at recess, encourage others to participate, and notify adults if anyone is being excluded or bullied.
24% of Icelandic males between 25 to 34 years old have not completed secondary education, a rate lower than most European countries.
Primary school students in Reykjavík will receive all school supplies at no cost starting this year.
Icelandic Minister of Education Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir is putting forth an action plan to increase the number of teachers around the country.
The Universities of Iceland and Akureyri have seen a dramatic uptick in applications to their respective programs.
Young Icelanders’ outlook towards their mother tongue is crucial for its survival, says professor Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson.
Five-year-olds in a West Fjords play school are learning balance and coordination thanks to a donation of cross-country skis.
The University of Iceland officially confirms their participation tomorrow in an international network offering free online courses to the public.
Minister of Education, Science and Culture Kristján Þór Júlíusson has appointed a committee to analyze the current state of book publishing in Iceland.
There is growing interest among foreigners in studying the Icelandic language, according to Margrét Jónsdóttir, head of Icelandic Studies in the School of Humanities at the University of Iceland.
Grade school teachers have voted to approve a salary contract signed at the end of November by their representatives and the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities.
Iceland performs below average on all three main levels in the 2015 OECD PISA Report, which was published today.
The negotiating committees of the Association of Teachers in Primary and Lower Secondary Schools and the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities reached an agreement last night.
Grade school teachers all over Iceland left work early yesterday to attend meetings to show solidarity in their fight for higher pay.
Teachers will walk out of the classroom today at 2:30 pm to attend a meeting at Háskólabíó cinema where their wage demands will be discussed.
Icelandic grade school teachers demanded better pay and improved working conditions as they assembled at Reykjavík City Hall yesterday.
Yesterday, former president of Iceland, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, was awarded an honorary degree from Paris-Sorbonne University, where she studied French and French literature 1949-1953.
In an effort to increase voter participation among young people, numerous high schools in Iceland will be holding mock elections this Thursday.
A record four hundred people have signed up for Icelandic as a second language at the University of Iceland this fall.
Responding to concerns about the state of the city’s pre- and grade schools, the City of Reykjavík voted today to allocate ISK 920 million (USD 8 million, EUR 7.1 million) to various parts of the schools’ operation.
The University of Akureyri, North Iceland, has been selected to offer a curriculum for prospective police officers now that police studies have been brought to a university level.