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Support bill changes to keep students safe - PPTA

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:05:35 +1300 | PPTA

The government has the opportunity to prevent major teacher opposition to the proposed new teachers council by supporting changes to the Education Amendment Bill (2). More >>

A game changer to boost literacy and maths skills

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:54:51 +1300 | Massey University

Finding the best way to teach reading has been an ongoing challenge for decades, especially for those children in underprivileged areas who fail to learn to read. What is the magic ingredient that will help turn the literacy lights on quicker?More >>

Early Support the Key for “Troubled” Teens

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:59:53 +1300 | Speld

“Troubled” teen behaviour in the classroom could be significantly reduced by early, specialised, academic support, according to SPELD NZ. More >>

New decile ratings show more kiwi kids living in poverty

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:58:57 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A shift of 8000 more children into lower decile schools is an indication that more New Zealand families are becoming poorer and that more children are likely to live in low income households.More >>

Record number of bachelors degrees in 2013

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:57:22 +1300 | New Zealand Government

An annual report on the performance of the tertiary sector confirms that the number of domestic students who completed bachelors degrees in 2013 is the highest ever, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.More >>

Open Letter: Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whangaroa

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:01:28 +1300 | Gary Bramley

Your correspondents Terry Smith and Moana Tuwhare are mistaken in their belief that the whanau who left Te Kura Kaupapa Maori early in 2014 were doing so in protest at the firing of the former principal and that our agenda is to get her back. I support ...More >>

Hard road ahead for thousands more Kiwi kids

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:08:03 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

News that there will be 8000 more students in low decile schools next year reinforces the absolute failure of the National Government’s economic approach, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

School decile ratings released

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:10:51 +1300 | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education has today released the new decile ratings for the country’s 2,406 state and state-integrated schools. “Over the last two weeks we have contacted all schools to let them know their ratings, which are recalculated after each census,” ...More >>

NZ secondary schools eye agribusiness subjects

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:35:31 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand secondary schools are trialling an agribusiness programme which aims to feed more students into tertiary study to provide future talent for the industry.More >>

$8.6 million extra for school funding transition

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:41:39 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says $8.6 million has been provided to help schools transition through decile funding changes. More >>

Serious Misconduct and Cancelled Teacher Registration

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:16:39 +1300 | Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Whangaroa

We are relieved that finally this case has been made public and our community and parents at our kura, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Whangaroa, can finally know what happened last year regarding the dismissal of Louisa Mutu, the previous tumuaki (principal) ...More >>

Schools need backing to support children

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:00:34 +1300 | Green Party

Schools need resources and support to get the best out of children with learning differences and disabilities rather than be told not to bother, the Green Party says. More >>

Goodhew: DairyNZ Board Dinner

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:18:04 +1300 | New Zealand Government

There are also a large number of CE’s and leaders from business, government and local government here, including Kingi Smiler, Chairman of Miraka and Laurie Margrain, Chairman for Open Country Dairy, and Martyn Dunne, Director General of the Ministry ...More >>

Establishment of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:13:32 +1300 | New Zealand Government

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014.More >>

Former Volunteer Army leader: everyday systems are priority

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:57:09 +1300 | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s Student Volunteer Army was involved in five major response operations after the earthquakes but the army’s foundation co-founder Jason Pemberton says more importantly they learned about dysfunctional everyday systems.More >>

Minister welcomes vote for new teaching roles

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:02:17 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the vote of secondary teachers in favour of new roles being added to their collective agreement. Ms Parata says the support for the new roles of Community of School Teachers is another significant step forward ...More >>

New opportunities with Chinese universities

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:17:05 +1300 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

An agreement renewed today between New Zealand and Chinese universities will help pave the way for new collaboration opportunities between faculty and students in New Zealand and China including research partnerships, leadership development programmes ...More >>

Two education initiatives with China

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:49:39 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced the signing with China of two initiatives that will further enhance educational initiatives between China and New Zealand.More >>

PM meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:46:14 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key held successful talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wellington today. “This is President Xi’s third official visit to New Zealand, but his first as President, so it’s a very significant occasion. I’m delighted ...More >>

Children's Plea

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:37:04 +1300 | Children's Plea

A plea has been sent to all Members of Parliament, regardless of party affiliation, to accord urgency and priority to children's issues. These issues include vulnerability, safety and childhood poverty.More >>


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