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Gloriavale Christian Community School: What does it teach?

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:24:00 +1200 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Registered by the state; inspected by the Education Review Office, and partially funded by taxpayers – but what is taught there? More >>

Internationalisation key to student success

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:50:01 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The growing need to internationalise the world’s universities to properly equip today’s students for our globalised world was highlighted by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce at the FAUBAI international education ...More >>

Hillcrest High School dominate art awards

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:53:42 +1200 | Paterson Burn Optometrists

The winners for the 2015 secondary school arts awards have been decided for another year with Hamilton’s Hillcrest High School again dominating prizes. Excellence in Art Competition was created specifically for senior secondary school students ...More >>

New Zealand’s Best Eggs Awarded Last Night

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:35:13 +1200 | Business and Community Shares

Three of New Zealand’s most well known companies: Fonterra, Deloitte and The Warehouse were last night crowned “Good Business Eggs” in recognition of their work in the community sector. Whilst these companies might be better known for the scale ...More >>

Playcentre: Nurture not profit

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:44:03 +1200 | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Playcentre provides New Zealand parents with an early childhood option that addresses many of the concerns that have been raised in the media in recent weeks. Playcentre is a uniquely Kiwi, not for profit organisation, that provides parents with support ...More >>

Drive to Enrol More Children Puts Quality at Risk

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:27:11 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Deputy Leader Tracey Martin says the government continues to promote early childhood education for increasing numbers of preschool children to meet National’s artificial Better Public Service Target.More >>

Teachers continue to reject controversial $359m education pl

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:15:50 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The latest announcement that just 129 further schools have expressed interest in the Government’s controversial $359 million Investing in Educational Success scheme is a clear indication of the lack of confidence that teachers and principals have ...More >>

Next wave of Communities of Schools

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:06:05 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says 129 schools from across the country have signed up for the second round of Communities of Schools. The schools, which together have more than 45,000 students, will form 18 new Communities of Schools dedicated to systematically ...More >>

Privately-owned Delivers Similar Quality to Community-owned

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:32:00 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council has expressed anger at ‘untrue’ NZEI news releases ‘taking lame little pot shots’ at private providers of quality early childhood education. The statement follows the NZEI’s most recent news release calling for ...More >>

UNE signs agreement with prestigious French institution

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:31:34 +1200 | University of New England

Biddeford, ME - The University of New England signed a partnership agreement with the Institut des Études Politiques (IPE) at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, on April 10, 2015 to promote student exchange between the two institutions. Known as ...More >>

#OSOS2015 - How Open Is The New Zealand Government

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:23:25 +1200 | Open Source Open Society

NZ Govt is embracing open principles and ranks 4th globally, says Keitha Booth. Not all OS//OS participants are convinced. @Keithabooth More >>

#OSOS2015 - Govt As The Biggest Open Source Project Ever

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:17:44 +1200 | Open Source Open Society

Government is evolving like open source has, and the potential is amazing, says Ben Balter. @BenBalter More >>

Decile Funding Review Must Consider Teacher Quality

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:21:36 +1200 | The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative has welcomed a review of the controversial decile funding system for schools, reported by the Sunday Star Times last weekend. Minister of Education Hekia Parata announced the government will review how it targets educational resources.More >>

New TEI Council Members Appointed

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:44:34 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced eight council appointments to five tertiary education institutions, which include three new council members.More >>

Charter Schools: The Shroud of Secrecy continues

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:44:19 +1200 | Save Our Schools NZ

The Ministry of Education finally released the ERO Readiness Review of the Whangaruru charter school in February 2015, one complete year after the school opened. More >>

Government’s Budget Announcements for Kids Can’t Be Trusted

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:10:52 +1200 | Green Party

A huge underspend in special education shows that Government Budget promises can’t be trusted and Ministers have no idea about the real needs of children, the Green Party says.More >>

Government playing politics with education announcement

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:58:34 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI says the Government is playing pre-Budget politics with its announcement today that it is building new schools and classrooms to cope with population growth. More >>

Budget to invest $244 million in schools

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:40:39 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say next month’s Budget will provide $244 million of funding for new schools, additional classrooms and expansions to existing schools.More >>

Gordon Campbell on UE pass rates & university dropout rates

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:35:00 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been especially steep among Maori students and also a problem with (b) the failure rates for Maori students among those who reach ...More >>

New Zealand’s First Youth Work Degree

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:53:15 +1200 | Weltec

Youth worker Jessie Hitchcock is among the first cohort of students to complete the ground-breaking new Bachelor of Youth Development at Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec).More >>

 

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