The lack of jobs in Iceland for university educated people concerns Katrín Ólafsdóttir, a job market economist.
It looks increasingly likely that families of four of the five children in Árneshreppur municipality may move away this summer, meaning that their school would most likely close down.
Two beginners’ courses in Polish have got off to an excellent start at the University of Iceland, with the number of students enrolled tripling between terms.
A solution to the housing problems of the Iceland Academy of the Arts may be the building that now houses Landsbanki in downtown Reykjavík.
In an effort to become gender-neutral, Reykjanesbær’s elementary school, Akurskóli, has removed gender signs from its restroom doors.
There is a ninth grade a class in Fellaskóli, a school in the Reykjavík suburb of Breiðholt, in which the students are of thirteen different nationalities.
The annual tradition of every school taking its pupils on a visit to church in the lead up to Christmas has become increasingly controversial in recent years. But when one school recently decided to cancel the tradition, a storm of criticism arose—as well as plenty of support for the idea.
Norway is the world’s best country to live in, according to the latest Human Development Index figures.
A special Bird Week kicks off in Reykjavík today, the purpose of which is to raise awareness of the diverse birdlife which exists within city limits and the importance of Reykjavík for the welfare of Icelandic birds.
Only 1 percent of preschool teachers in Iceland are men. The Icelandic Teachers’ Union discussed the situation at a meeting on Friday. Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson spoke at the meeting, saying that he is willing to take part in changing the situation.
Fifteen children of asylum seekers in three municipalities, who due to a mistake by the Directorate of Immigration had not been admitted to school, have now been granted admission.
Kristín Völundardóttir, head of the Directorate of Immigration, has admitted a mistake was made when the directorate failed to apply for school for 17 children of asylum seekers, RÚV reports.
Of around 900 students at the Suðurnes Comprehensive College, 46 are twins or triplets, it has been noticed. At around five percent of the total student body, that is a very high proportion.
The University of California at Berkeley will this fall become the third institution of higher education in the United States to offer a full-course in the Icelandic language.
Gunnar Stefánsson, professor at the University of Iceland’s Faculty of Physical Sciences, recently returned from Kenya where he presented the tutor-web, an open learning (freeware) system for mathematics and statistics, at two universities.
Icelandic tech company, Radiant Games, earlier this week released the computer game Box Island—a game aimed at kids eight years and older, which incorporates basic programming lessons.
A teacher in Þingeyjarskóli, northeastern Iceland, who holds a degree in reading instruction from Germany, claims she lost her job because she refused to adopt a controversial Icelandic method of teaching children to read.
It’s time for us Icelanders to face the fact that many of our children are illiterate in the sense that they’re unable to read effectively.
The Icelandic Education Testing Institute (IET) has announced the launch of a new program that is to be instituted in all Icelandic elementary schools, and which is aimed at improving reading comprehension among school-aged children.
Representatives of the City of Reykjavík and LGBT rights association Samtökin ’78 signed an agreement on Friday including a funding of ISK 15 million (USD 113,000, EUR 102,000) for three years to the association for organizing LGBT rights education in the city’s elementary schools.
The United Nations’ International Gender Equality Studies Diploma Program, hosted at the University of Iceland, today graduated its third class, consisting of five men and five women from Iceland, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and Palestine.
Over 50,000 pairs of special solar eclipse viewing glasses will be distributed to Icelandic primary schools in the coming days, in preparation for the solar eclipse on Friday 20th March.