Icelandic Students below Average in Reading

3 Dec Icelandic students score below average among OECD nations in reading comprehension, according to a PISA study for 2018.

Students Offer Assistance to Refugees

27 Nov Today, a new project will be launched for refugees in Iceland interested in applying for university admission.

Hilmar Þór Birgisson, Margrét Júlíana Sigurðardóttir and Jón Gunnar Þórðarson visited the NetEase headquarters in China.

Mussila Music School Distributed in China

3 Oct 2019 The Icelandic innovation company Mussila ehf. has signed a contract with NetEase Games regarding the release of the Mussila Music School in China.


Most Icelanders Learn English and Danish

27 Sep 2019 English is the most prevalent among foreign languages taught in European grade schools, being taught to nearly 98 percent of students at the lower secondary level in 2017.

Austurbæjarskóli grade school.

Can Icelandic Schools Remain Open to All?

25 Sep 2019 Reports in the media yesterday of a man having entered a grade school in Reykjavík, lured a nine-year-old girl into a room and groped her before she managed to escape, have opened a debate on whether Icelandic school buildings can remain as open and accessible as they always have been.

There are about 1,300 foreign students registered at the University of Iceland.

Ninety Nationalities at U of Iceland

28 Aug 2019 Close to 700 foreign students are among the freshmen at the University of Iceland this fall.

The friendship benches work well.

Feeling lonely? Have a seat on the friendship bench

1 Sep 2018 Friendship benches have been installed on the playground of Melaskóli grade school in Reykjavík.

Welcome, freshman, up you go!

31 Aug 2018 Freshmen were tossed in the air at Reykjavík Junior College yesterday, when their hazing ceremony took place.

Anna Dís Ólafsdóttir, left, and Glódís Erla Ólafsdóttir graduated from FB in the spring.

Newspaper article leads to job offer

23 Aug 2018 Arna Dís Ólafsdóttir, who graduated from FB high school in the spring, has a job offer, following coverage in Morgunblaðið of the plight of young people with developmental disabilities.

Back to school today

22 Aug 2018 Today is the first day of school after summer recess for most grade school students in Iceland, as well as junior college and university students.

Students at Finnbogastaðaskóli school at play, years ago.

School with Only One Student Left

31 Jul 2018 Finnbogastaðaskóli school in Árneshreppur district, the West Fjords, may not be operated this coming school year.

Keilir Academy is named after Mount Keilir, an extinct volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula, home to the academy.

Keilir Academy in South Iceland offers preliminary University Studies in English    

23 Aug 2017 The Keilir Academy situated in Reykjanes, South Iceland, now offers Preliminary University Studies in English. The programme offers individuals who haven't finished college or secondary education access to university programmes in Iceland.

The fidget spinners are the new must have toy in Iceland.

Icelandic teacher suggests using fidget spinners in class

31 May 2017 Fidget spinners are the new must have toy for Icelandic kids. Already they have caused much debate among teachers. Some schools have banned them while others plan to use them in classes.

Worst ever PISA results for Icelandic schoolchildren

8 Dec 2016 Icelandic fifteen-year-olds achieved their lowest ever score in maths, science and reading in the 2015 PISA tests and now lag behind students in many other developed countries, it has emerged.

Spanish most popular third language for Icelandic students

24 Nov 2016 Spanish retains its position as most popular third foreign language among Icelandic secondary-school students, new figures for the 2014-15 academic year suggest.


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