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Updated Pastoral Care Code to protect international students

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:34:53 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 30 June 2016 Media Statement Updated Pastoral Care Code to help protect international students More >>

New primary collective agreement a win for Te Reo teachers

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:47:14 +1200 | New Zealand Educational Institute

Primary teachers have voted to ratify a new collective agreement which includes an increased allowance for Maori immersion teachers and paid release time for teachers taking groups to Te Mana Kuratahi and Polyfest.More >>

Minister in cloud cuckoo land

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:49:05 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Hekia Parata needs a very big reality check if she truly believes every parent has the choice of sending their child to a private school, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

State school failure shows value of Partnership Schools

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:33:37 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

Failing state schools are avoiding closure, which shows the value of the Partnership Schools model, says ACT Leader David Seymour. A New Zealand Initiative report shows some state schools poorly perform for at least a decade.More >>

New Zealand fourth in OECD for adult literacy

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:46:17 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s ranking in adult literacy has improved significantly to fourth in the OECD from 12th in 1996 says Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce.More >>

Minister Shows She’s Out of Touch on Class Sizes

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:26:02 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Education Minister Hekia Parata has got it all wrong about class sizes – she just does not know how schools operate, says Education Spokesperson Tracey Martin. More >>

Private schools beneficiaries of extra cash

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:37:48 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Plans to give more taxpayer money to private schools at a time when state schools are struggling to make ends meet says everything about the National Government’s twisted priorities, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Student loans are contributing to growing inequality

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:58:03 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

Statistics New Zealand released data today showing that the top ten percent of households now own over half of the country’s total wealth. More >>

Class sizes set to increase

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:17:06 +1200 | Green Party

Increases in class sizes look to be on the cards, after Education Minister Hekia Parata can't guarantee her proposed education funding model will result in no increase in class sizes, the Green Party said.More >>

Top Achieving High School Students Selected

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:52:39 +1200 | CEE

McLean, VA – June 16, 2016 – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) announces 86 top achieving U.S. scholars and international scholars, are attending the 33rd annual Research Science Institute (RSI), jointly sponsored with the Massachusetts ...More >>

Repression of teachers in Oaxaca

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:38:29 +1200 | SIPAZ

On June 19, elements of the police in the state of Oaxaca violently repressed teachers and organized civil society in opposition of the education reform of the government of Enrique Peña Nieto. Such events caused the death of at least six people, the ...More >>

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Hekia Parata

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:53:05 +1200 | The Nation

Education Minister says new funding proposals would see public funding attached to pupils who go to private schools. More >>

$37m school investment in Otago and Southland

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:44:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Around $37 million will be invested in school property in Otago and Southland, say Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye More >>

Shotover Primary School officially opened

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:09:25 +1200 | New Zealand Government

“The new school provides innovative and inspiring learning environments and is a welcome addition to the Queenstown community,” says Ms Kaye. More >>

Industry trainees to access workplace support

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:53:48 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 23 June 2016 Media Statement More >>

Hutt schools funded to trial innovative teaching approaches

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:19:04 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Chris Bishop, National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, says he can’t wait to see the results of a Hutt Valley schools’ project in 2 years’ time which has been given $300,000 as part of a fund to encourage innovative teaching practices.More >>

$14.9m Lyttelton Primary School officially open

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:11:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The new $14.9 million Lyttelton Primary School was today officially opened by Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>

Aussie reforms signal trouble ahead for school funding plan

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:49:10 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Plans by the Government to return to bulk funding are likely to see increased class sizes and schools most in need missing out on much-needed resources, Labour’s Acting Education spokesperson Grant Robertson says.More >>

New Education Model Tags Some Children As Burden To Country

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:02:35 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Children are being tagged in the new bulk funding model for education – and some will be permanently labelled as ‘a burden to the country’, says New Zealand First Education Spokesperson Tracey Martin.More >>

More schools funded to trial innovative practice

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:09:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that 46 innovative teaching projects involving 114 schools and 6 early childhood education providers have won funding worth a total of around $3.6 million over the next two years.More >>


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