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LSM weighs in on the marketing impact of brag culture

Sat, 4 Jul 2015 10:53:42 +1200 | London School of Marketing

London, England: (03 July, 2015) London School of Marketing, a leading institution offering accredited marketing and business qualifications in the heart of London, has published insights on the ways in which social media has contributed to the rise ...More >>

Network for Learning board reappointments

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 13:55:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the reappointment of all the directors of crown company Network for Learning (N4L) whose terms expire in 2015. “Having completed their first term, the inaugural board members have all been reappointed, ...More >>

NZ educators among the world’s best

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:06:18 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s teaching profession is amongst the most highly trained, best qualified, and most experienced in the world, Education Minister Hekia Parata says. More >>

Hekia misleads the House on charter school funding

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 09:44:52 +1200 | Save Our Schools NZ

Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, misled the House yesterday in response to questions about the large surplus accumulating in one of her charter schools. More >>

New Chair and Commissioners for Māori Language Commission

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 17:22:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Māori Development Minister is pleased to announce that Dr Wayne Ngata has been appointed as the new Toihau of the Māori Language Commission. More >>

Students staying engaged at Hutt Valley schools

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 16:25:10 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National List MP based in the Hutt Valley Chris Bishop says there has been a significant drop in the number of school students being suspended, stood-down, excluded, and expelled from schools in the Hutt Valley. “Under the National-led government, Hutt ...More >>

Investment in tertiary education well monitored

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 15:23:50 +1200 | New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Oversight of the Government’s $2.8 billion investment in tertiary education is sound, an independent review says. The review, commissioned by the Chief Executives of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority ...More >>

Career education is core business for 21st Century schools

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:17:15 +1200 | NZSTA

"Careers" has evolved a long way from what today’s parents will remember as a one-off process of finding a job or a course of study to go to when they left school.More >>

More testing won’t lift student achievement

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:11:56 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

More testing won’t lift student achievement Hekia Parata’s latest plan to subject school students to even more testing and assessment won’t do anything to lift the educational achievement of the kids who are struggling, Labour’s Education spokesperson ...More >>

Fact Checker: Hekia and Charter School Finances

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:54:14 +1200 | Save Our Schools NZ

Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, faced a few questions in parliament yesterday about the $2.5 million surplus that one of her charter schools has accumulated in only 15 months.More >>

Bullying - A misnomer in preschool terminology

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 08:01:27 +1200 | Cyrus Taraporvala

The idea of of writing this musing is to present a case to state that the word 'bully' is not a relevant one to describe a child in an ECE environment. More >>

Bullying - A misnomer in preschool terminology

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 08:00:42 +1200 | Cyrus Taraporvala

The idea of of writing this musing is to present a case to state that the word 'bully' is not a relevant one to describe a child in an ECE environment. More >>

Early Childhood Education experts gather in Christchurch

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 07:52:50 +1200 | ECNZ

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand is excited to be able to host world renowned early childhood education (ECE) experts at it’s 52ndAnnual Conference and AGM, Fri 3 – Sat 4 July.More >>

Cash for charter schools, mould for state schools

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 16:09:02 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

At a time when state schools are struggling in old, cold, mouldy buildings and can barely make ends meet, the National Government is shovelling cash at charter schools which aren’t even spending the funding on kids’ education, Labour’s Education ...More >>

Waikato-Tainui Launches Education Plan

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 16:00:47 +1200 | Waikato Tainui Group

Waikato-Tainui Launches Education Plan Waikato-Tainui has launched an education plan that it hopes will see all members connected with their marae, 80 percent fluent in te reo Maaori, and all members aged 15-plus with an education qualification by ...More >>

Massive surplus for cash cow charter

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 15:32:25 +1200 | PPTA

A Whangarei charter school has banked an operating surplus of more than $2.4million, thanks to funding well above the amount regular schools receive. More >>

Dawn of a new era for education

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:22:42 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Today marks a new era for teachers as the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand opens its doors, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. The nine–member council officially takes over responsibility for teacher registration and disciplinary matters ...More >>

School-Police partnerships important for student learning

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:55:30 +1200 | NZSTA

Students learn better when they feel safe and they are safe. Partnerships between schools and police to address issues such as online safety, travelling safely to and from school, vandalism and bullying help create an environment where students ...More >>

Cadet Programme kick-starts career journey

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:12:05 +1200 | Silvereye Communications

Finding a career pathway with Westland Milk Products’ cadet programme is something 24-year-old Matt Evans would recommend in a heart-beat. More >>

Innovative cadet programme brings youth to dairy industry

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:10:20 +1200 | Silvereye Communications

Providing an alternative pathway for 18-24-year-olds who want to learn, Westland Milk Products has been bringing youth and learning into its West Coast diary co-operative for the past 10 years with a successful cadet programme in the Primary Industries ...More >>


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