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Lotta Edholm

Minister for Schools

Ministry of Education and Research

“Schools must go back to basics. They can greatly improve through more order and fewer experiments – especially for the children who need school the most.”

News from Lotta Edholm

  • Government investing in more reading time and less screen time

    Photo: Johnér Bildbyrå

    Pupils’ ability to read and understand what they read is the foundation of their learning in all school subjects. The Swedish Government’s school policy aims to get back to basics and re-establish a strong knowledge-based school system with the focus in early grades on basic skills such as reading, writing and arithmetic. Digital learning aids should only be introduced in teaching at an age when they promote, rather than hamper, pupils’ learning.

  • Sweden provides SEK 75 million to UNESCO to rebuild schools and preschools in Ukraine

    Photo: Ulrika Westerberg/Regeringskansliet

    The education sector in Ukraine has been severely affected by Russia’s full-scale invasion. Since February 2022, more than 3 000 preschools, schools and other educational establishments have been damaged, and 360 have been completely destroyed. Sweden is now providing SEK 75 million to the UNESCO Emergency Fund. The Fund is, among other things, supporting renovation and reconstruction of damaged and destroyed shelters in preschools and schools.

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