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On The Nation this weekend

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:00:30 +1300 | The Nation

This weekend on The Nation… with dairy prices falling, China growing its agriculture sector, and the environmental costs piling up, we ask the Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings if New Zealand is too dependent on milk powder and if we’ve almost ...More >>

1000th school connects to fast internet

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:58:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The rollout of fast internet to schools continues to exceed expectations with the connection by Network for Learning (N4L) of the 1000th school to the Government’s Managed Network, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.More >>

ECE Benefits Overstated, Costly To Taxpayer - Study

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:21:55 +1300 | Family First

Family First NZ says that a UK study on early childhood education should make the New Zealand government reevaluate their policy of increasing the rate of participation in early childhood education to 98 per cent by 2016.More >>

Online tool allows schools to compare benefits of plan

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:46:16 +1300 | NZEI

Principals, teachers, school boards and parents are now able to compare the impact of the government’s controversial $359 million education initiative with other options such as more resourcing for teacher aides and smaller class sizes.More >>

N4L connects 1000th school to Managed Network

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:32:33 +1300 | Network for Learning

Today N4L (Network for Learning) connected the 1000th school to its Managed Network, which means more than 40% of New Zealand schools are now using N4L’s services, providing them equitable access to world-class internet connectivity for teaching ...More >>

1000th school connects to fast internet

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:15:09 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The rollout of fast internet to schools continues to exceed expectations with the connection by Network for Learning (N4L) of the 1000th school to the Government’s Managed Network, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.More >>

Tertiary Funding Needs New Model

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:59:49 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The government is failing young New Zealanders by allowing the cost of tertiary education to spiral out of the reach of many, says New Zealand First. More >>

U.S. Department of State Virtual Exchange Program

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:54:36 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State Builds Bridge Between the Past and Present Through Virtual Exchange Program More >>

Students Call on Minister to be truthful in his calculations

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:39:09 +1300 | VUWSA

Students are calling on the Minister of Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, to go back to class and check his maths after he suggested that the government subsidises 80% of tuition costs.More >>

Metiria Turei to lead fight on feeding hungry children

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:15:38 +1300 | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. Mrs Turei, who leads the Green Party’s work on child poverty, will pick up Mr Harawira’s ...More >>

New Analysis Shows Government Cut Tertiary Education Funding

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:41:50 +1300 | Green Party

New analysis done by the Green Party today shows the Government has made cuts to funding of tertiary education since 2008.More >>

Students doing it tough as fees rise again

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:26:08 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is making it increasingly difficult for Kiwis to gain tertiary education as fees continue to rise and access to student support becomes even more restricted, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:25 +1300 | Governor General

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply. Confidence and supply agreements have been signed between the National Party and, respectively, the ACT Party and ...More >>

‘Investing in education’ must show returns

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:50:11 +1300 | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (21 October) – The government must incorporate a rigorous evaluation framework into Investing in Education Success (IES) programme, to ensure that the $359 million is indeed a good investment, says The New Zealand Initiative. That is ...More >>

Joyce to focus on R&D spending, skilled workers, exports

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:53:17 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says his top priorities for the next three years are to lift private sector spending on research and development, alleviate a shortage of engineers and ICT workers, and keep New ...More >>

Stop the Job Cuts at Manukau Institute of Technolgoy

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:56:30 +1300 | NZTEU

The chief executive at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) wants to cut the equivalent of 50 full time jobs from the faculties of engineering and trades, and education and social sciences.More >>

Helping teachers and children engage with science

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:15:34 +1300 | NZEI

Entries have opened for the next round of the successful Best 100 Science Experiments Competition run by the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and education sector union NZEI Te Rui Roa.More >>

Otago student faces prospect of disciplinary action

Thu, 9 Oct 2014 13:45:30 +1300 | University of Otago

The University of Otago takes the issue of objectification of women via Facebook and all social media very seriously and in cases where the University can identify breaches of the University’s ethical behaviour policy, its students will face firm ...More >>

Filipo Levi Appointed in Pivotal Partnership School Role

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 13:59:12 +1300 | Villa Education Trust

The Villa Education Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Filipo Levi into the pivotal role of Community Liaison Manager for the new Partnership School. More >>

More effective social services: Commission seeks views

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 14:16:33 +1300 | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has just released the issues paper on its new inquiry into improving outcomes for New Zealanders from social services. Submissions are invited by 18 November . Video introducing the inquiry: More >>


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