Schools to get shorter summer holiday

Education minister Marja van Bijsterveldt is putting forward draft legislation to shorten the school summer holiday from seven weeks to six.

Van Bijsterveldt is also planning to set fixed dates for the Christmas and May holidays so that schools throughout the country are closed at the same time. She will, however, still allow schools to choose when to hold the spring and autumn half-term breaks, reports Trouw.
Teachers’ union LIA is preparing to strike against the shorter summer holiday, says news agency Novum.

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