Latest Education Policy Headlines

Education links with Singapore strengthened

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:26:24 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Singapore’s Education Minister (Schools) Ng Chee Meng signed an Education Cooperation Arrangement in Singapore today. More >>

Why is Hipkins Hiding the Final Charter Schools Report?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:50:29 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is questioning why Education Minister Chris Hipkins is suppressing the final Martin Jenkins evaluation of charter schools. More >>

Hipkins’ ideology could cost taxpayers $42m a year

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:30:22 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

15 March 2018 Hipkins’ ideology could cost taxpayers $42m a year Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ unilateral decision to prevent parents from sending their children to school before the age of five as part of cohort entry could cost taxpayers up ...More >>

Minister leads delegation to global teaching conference

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:57:12 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Chris Hipkins leaves for Europe tomorrow where he will lead a New Zealand delegation at a major education conference. More >>

Children’s experience highlights education issues for Māori

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:50:09 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Children’s experience highlights education issues for Māori The negative experience of tamariki and rangatahi highlighted in a new report has to change if we are to lift Māori achievement at school, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis says. ...More >>

Tomorrow’s Schools review is the right thing

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:50:02 +1300 | NZ School Trustees Association

Public anxiety about the future of school boards of trustees under the review of Tomorrow’s Schools is misplaced, the New Zealand School Trustees Association believes. More >>

Labour’s school donations policy expensive and unrealistic

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:02:07 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Labour will need to come up with more cash if it is to go ahead with its unrealistic plan to end school donations, with data showing that over $130 million in donations was paid in 2016 – almost twice the estimated cost of Labour’s policy, National’s ...More >>

Tomorrow’s Schools Review terms of reference announced

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:07:40 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The terms of reference for a review of Tomorrow’s Schools released today sets the framework for a once in 30-year opportunity to shape the way our schools are led, managed and interact with their communities, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.More >>

Māori an afterthought in Govt’s education overhaul

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:21:57 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s education policies demonstrate that Māori are merely an afterthought rather than central to decision-making, National’s new Māori Education Spokesperson Jo Hayes says.More >>

Job cuts further proof Minister must fix tertiary funding

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 14:20:25 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

Plans announced today by the management of Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology to cut jobs because the institution did not meet narrow funding metrics is further evidence that the current tertiary education funding model is broken and failing to meet the ...More >>

$38 million wasted on dropouts is just the beginning

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 11:46:11 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The $38 million in ‘fee-free’ education projected to be wasted on university drop outs is likely to end up being far higher, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says, “The expected drop-out ...More >>

Fees-free the biggest waste of money in decades

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:12:46 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The list of reasons why Labour’s fees-free policy is one of the most wasteful and badly-executed policies in decades keeps getting longer, with the calculation that $38 million a year will be spent on university dropouts, National’s Tertiary Education ...More >>

Next step for Redcliffs School

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 16:59:54 +1300 | Regenerate Christchurch

The Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration is to seek public feedback on a proposal to make changes to the Christchurch District Plan that would enable the relocation of Redcliffs School, in Christchurch. Due to rock falls caused by the ...More >>

International collaborations shown to benefit NZ Inc.

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 16:18:26 +1300 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand has today released a new Deloitte Access Economics report that assesses the benefits of international collaboration between New Zealand and overseas universities. It finds that collaboration on joint research, and the active ...More >>

Meetings called to address education crisis

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 11:04:36 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Principals and teachers in primary and area schools begin nation-wide meetings next week to plan a response to the crisis in recruiting and retaining teachers, the lack of time to teach and the inadequate resourcing for children with additional learning ...More >>

Strategic Planning Vital For E-learning Success at Wānanga

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 11:28:28 +1300 | Mandolin Associates

In a report launched at the Innovation Partnership Forum, Ms Lindsay Baxter, Acting Tumutaumatua at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is calling for stronger strategic planning to ensure the successful implementation of e-learning at wānanga. More >>

Massey offers expert advice on healthy school lunches

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 09:49:14 +1300 | Massey University

Auckland mums behind the Eat Right, Be Bright campaign have turned to Massey University Human Nutrition and Dietetics staff and students for advice about the best types of food for children to improve their dietary intake during school hours. More >>

Educators meet to celebrate and strengthen curricula

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 16:04:20 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Following the demise of the National Standards regime, educators are meeting this Fridayto lead a relaunch of the curricula that set the direction for all student learning up to Year 13.More >>

Draft guidelines on firearms in schools

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 14:10:48 +1300 | NZSTA

It is important that boards of trustees and their school communities provide feedback on the draft guidelines for schools on the safe use and storage of firearms, released today by the Ministry of Education.More >>

Time to discuss 'quality' ECE and define it

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 12:35:42 +1300 | Early Childhood Council

Here, in New Zealand, we have a world-class ECE curriculum to implement, Te Whaariki, and a high uptake of ECE services. We also have a model that offers variety of ECE services and parental choice. Those delivering ECE provide care, dedication, teaching, ...More >>


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