There are signs that bilingual children are closing the gap for their ethnic-Danish peers.
The difference in grades between monolingual and bilingual pupils who finish primary school when most pupils are 15 or 16 years old has, according to the City of Copenhagen’s figures, shrunk from 1.8 in 2017 to 1.4 today.
This may in part contribute to a decrease in absenteeism – especially in Copenhagen, where it has decreased from 6.9 to 5.8 per cent of all school days.
Divided, it is bilingual female students who make the greatest progress, raising their average grade point average by 1.2 points, while the bilingual boys only advanced by 0.3 points.
Upbringing and gender differences too
Among the other results, there are other encouraging trends.
The difference between children with at least one parent with a higher education and those who have no parents with a higher education has fallen from 2.9 to 2.3.
The difference between girls and boys has increased from 0.5 to 0.8 because girls have improved their performance markedly.
About 87.9 percent of students start a youth education today compared to 79.4 percent in 2009.
Bring the moon’s dense living space for the Danish Architecture Center
In 2020, two architects shared a living area of only 4.5 sqm in a remote part of northern Greenland for 60 days. They tested ‘Lunark’, a habitat designed for the Moon, where residents have enough space to work, sleep, exercise and use the toilet. Lunark is now exhibited at the Danish Architecture Center (DAC), where it will be part of the exhibition ‘A Space Saga’ for the next few months. “If you have been quarantined at home during the corona with your girlfriend, then you know that even an apartment of 50 sqm can very quickly become small,” says one of the architects, Sebastian Aristotelis, to TV2.
Stops cyclists to see if their bikes have been stolen
You may have noticed that police checks have been carried out on cyclists since the beginning of week 6 and wondered what was going on. No, they were not caught in the red light… this time. On this occasion, their bikes were checked to make sure they had not been stolen. There are 15,000 bicycle thefts every year in Copenhagen. Many newcomers inadvertently buy a used bicycle from a stranger who has in fact been stolen. If CPH POST had reported this at the beginning of week 6, it might have warned bike thieves! Not sure this newspaper has the same concerns about warning cyclists about red light traps!
Mayor takes over the presidency of the Capital Region
The Greater Copenhagen area often confuses people because it includes large parts of southern Sweden, including the Halland region, which at its northernmost point is 20 km south of Gothenburg. But should it be proven that it is largely Danish-driven, then the appointment of Copenhagen’s mayor Sophie Hæstorp Andersen as chairman of the region will have ticked that field. She succeeds Region spare Chairman Carl Johan Sonesson. Andersen had promised to create a more cohesive labor market across the region. “Restart will be the headline for my presidency,” she said. “We need to help our companies recruit the necessary workforce to promote sustainable growth.” Greater Copenhagen’s population is 4.4 million and includes 85 municipalities.
Too many cars in Copenhagen, says the responsible mayor
The mayor of technology and the environment, Line Barfod, believes that there are too many cars in Copenhagen. Between 2012 and 2019, official figures confirm that the number of cars entering the city municipality has increased by 8 percent. “We reached the maximum capacity a few years ago,” the mayor of the Unity List stated to TV2. However, travel through the city center fell by 3 percent over the same period. Plans to introduce a form of toll for Copenhagen, which would have charged motorists a price for entering certain parts of the city – such as the congestion charge in London, which was introduced in 2003 – hit the curb in 2012.
Bid to change Papirøen’s name… and also its main road
Facebook changed its name, but that has not stopped most people from calling it Facebook. And the same will probably apply to Copenhagen’s Havneø Papirøen, even though its owner, CØ P / S, wants to return to its former name. It seems like a strange choice considering how many cities, bridges and roads are named after the 19 Danish kings named Frederik and Christian. In this case, ‘Christiansholm’ will be right down by the harbor from Christiansborg and Christianshavn and just down the road from Christiania. CØ P / S will also change Trangravsvej, the road that bypasses the island, to… yes, you guessed it… Christiansholm.
Queen Louise Bridge benches need to be spruced up
The iconic benches on the Queen Louise Bridge, the gateway to Nørrebro popular with hipsters, will have a long-awaited overhaul in weeks 13 and 14. It is estimated that they were only installed in the late 1880s – more or less then the Carlsberg founder JC Jacobsen died, film director Carl Theodor Dreyer was born, and Jack the Ripper was at the peak of his powers in London.
Two remanded in custody after finding suitcases filled with cash at the airport
Two people aged 33 and 36 remain in custody for four weeks after being discovered with suitcases filled with cash at Copenhagen Airport on Tuesday. They tried to leave the country and have been charged with money laundering of a particularly serious nature. About 3 million kroner was found in various currencies. They have both pleaded not guilty.
The mystery of the little child who became Rema’s first customer of the day
The staff in Rema 1000 on Njalsgade on Amager got a shock when they opened the store on Sunday morning. A three-year-old boy wearing only underpants and socks stood outside. Police picked him up and it turned out he lives nearby and there is no reason to suspect neglect.
Source: The Nordic Page