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Lunch Box Day Returns for Hungry Kids

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:38:51 +1200 | Mediaworks

On Friday 5 September Campbell Live is bringing back its popular 'Lunch Box' day in support of the KidsCan Charitable Trust. A $3 donation can be made by texting LUNCH to 2448, with 100 per cent of proceeds going to the charity.More >>

Turia: Pasifika Trades Training Awards Presentation

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:30:45 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Tariana Turia Associate Minister for Tertiary Education Skills & Employment 2 September 2014 SPEECH Pasifika Trades Training Awards Presentation Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology - Te Puna Wānaka More >>

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whangaroa

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:55:03 +1200 | Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whangaroa whanau

The existing kura whanau whose children have remained enrolled in the Kura Kaupapa o Whangaroa during the debacle caused by disaffected parents, are concerned that both the Ministry of Education and the media are confusing the real issues in relation ...More >>

Fertiliser Company Helps Boost Rural School Resources

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:43:03 +1200 | ATTN

Rural primary schools throughout the country have been given a welcome boost to resources, thanks to the support of local farmers and fertiliser company, Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate Ltd.More >>

Disability Focused Politicians’ Forum

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:45:14 +1200 | CCS Disability Action

A group of Disabled People’s Organisations, providers and disabled people have organised a forum for disabled people and their families to hear how the main parties plan on tackling the big issues that effect disabled people.More >>

Govt investment may halt decline in language learning

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:10:55 +1200 | Auckland University of Technology

A $10 million Government investment in the provision of Asian languages in schools may help halt New Zealand’s rapid decline in language learning, says AUT University’s Head of Language and Culture, Associate Professor Sharon Harvey.More >>

Funding boost for Asian languages an important step

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:25:47 +1200 | Asia New Zealand Foundation

The newly announced government fund, worth $10 million over five years, will enable schools to establish new Chinese, Japanese and Korean language programmes, or to expand existing ones. More >>

Report shows education system failing queer students

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:38:18 +1200 | Green Party

A new report, commissioned by and released today by the Green Party, shows the Education Review Office (ERO) and the Ministry of Education are seriously failing queer students in secondary schools.More >>

First Global Conference on Science Advice to Governments

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:27:39 +1200 | Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

I want to welcome you to Auckland. When we planned this meeting we did not expect to be in the middle of an election campaign - an election which has been brought forward because NZ has the chance for the first time to be at G20 and there is broad ...More >>

Massey welcomes new funding for Asian languages

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:41:55 +1200 | Massey University

An announcement that the Government will invest $10 million over five years to increase the provision of Asian language teaching in schools has been welcomed by Massey University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences Pro Vice-Chancellor.More >>

Gordon Campbell on Peters’ latest bout of immigrant bashing

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:48:25 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Winston Peters’ latest bout of immigrant bashing, and Bob Dylan in the basement (again) More >>

$10m to increase Asian languages in schools

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:11:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

$10m to increase Asian languages in schools The Government will invest $10 million over five years to increase the provision of Asian languages in schools, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today. The money will be used to create a contestable ...More >>

Fact Checker: Decile is not Destiny

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:58:08 +1200 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

As we look into the evidence on this one, let’s be clear on one point right from the start: let’s understand the difference between “destiny” and “probability”. And, if we don’t want decile to be destiny, then what are we doing about it!More >>

$11m in funding for sign language

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:48:49 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing $11 million over 4 years to help support deaf children, their families and their schools, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>

Further steps forward for $359m education initiative

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:10:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Education 26 August 2014 Media Statement Further steps forward for $359m education initiative More >>

Underhand tactics prove case for axing donations

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:44:41 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Revelations that schools are using underhand tactics to coerce donations from cash-strapped parents further highlights the need for Labour's plan to increase funding so they aren't dependent on contributions from parents, Labour's Education spokesperson Chris ...More >>

PrimeTime Transcript: Hekia Parata, Chris Hipkins

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:16:32 +1200 | PrimeTime

Education Minister Hekia Parata concedes that Charter Schools are playing only a “marginal” role in the New Zealand education system. More >>

Teachers support $359m initiative

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:12:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has today welcomed an agreement with the union representing around 18,000 secondary school teachers to support the $359 million initiative to lift student achievement.More >>

Cornered Government comes out swinging

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:47:36 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government is so desperate to keep its dead-in-the-water expert teachers policy alive, it has refused to rule out forcing schools to participate through legislation, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Teachers Choose Kids’ Outcomes Over More Income

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:17:40 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The Government’s $359m IES policy was scuttled by New Zealand’s primary teaching profession today when over seventy percent voted not to enter formal bargaining to vary the relevant Collective Agreements.More >>


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