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Parents in Helsinki region want more Finnish-Swedish bilingual schools - Helsingin Sanomat

Parents in Helsinki region want more Finnish-Swedish bilingual schools - Helsingin Sanomat | Finland | Scoop.it

Many parents in the Helsinki region would like to have schools in which both Finnish and Swedish are used as languages of instruction.

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In Finland's Footsteps - washingtonpost.com

In Finland's Footsteps - washingtonpost.com | Finland | Scoop.it
If We're So Rich and Smart, Why Aren't We More Like Them?

Finns have one of the world's most generous systems of state-funded educational, medical and welfare services, from pregnancy to the end of life. They pay nothing for education at any level, including medical school or law school.
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Quality of day care services in Finland

Quality of day care services in Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
In 2010, the proportion of children under the age of three, who were in full time day care outside home, was higher than before.
Even the number of babies under the age of one year in full time care was higher than it was in 2009.
According to the preliminary information released by the National Institute for Health and Welfare, about 82,000 children under the age of three were in municipal full-time day care last year, while the corresponding figure for 2009 was 80,000.
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