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Foreign Students just a commodity to National

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:37:33 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Iain Lees-Galloway MP for Palmerston North Immigration Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 26 September 2016 Foreign Students just a commodity to National More >>

PM's Press Conference 26/9/16: Syrian Peace And Fishy Advice

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:27:53 +1300 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister John Key began his weekly press conference by discussing his chairing of last week's UN Security Council meeting on Syria, to 'focus the world's attention' on the crisis. He described subsequent attacks on civilians in Aleppo as 'despicable' ...More >>

Tolley’s spin on Education spend doesn’t add up

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:53:05 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s spin about school funding won’t wash with parents who are paying more and more of the cost of their kids’ education every year, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.More >>

National’s education targets leaving young Kiwis behind

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:04:21 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

New data shows that Maori and Pasifika students are being encouraged to do less academic subjects to fulfil government targets rather than engage in meaningful learning that will equip them for success later in life, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris ...More >>

Education funding cuts laid bare

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:04:26 +1300 | NZEI

Embargoed against delivery until 2pm Sunday 25th September Government funding has failed to keep pace with the real cost of education, leading to cuts in essential resourcing for children's learning, NZEI Te Riu Roa President Louise Green told 400 ...More >>

Minister meets with education experts in US

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:46:02 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says her meetings with education experts and leaders in the United States confirmed that New Zealand’s education system is a world-leader in preparing young people for the 21st century.More >>

NZDF Helicopter Drops in on School

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:37:46 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

What could possibly make the last day of term better than your mother arriving at your school playground in a New Zealand Defence Force helicopter? More >>

'Tertiary Education and Other Matters Bill', Matters

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:31:43 +1200 | New Zealand Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students' Association has found favour with some of the proposed amendments to the Education Act announced today. More >>

Rally for better inclusion in schools

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:43:02 +1200 | IHC

Protesters are expected on the steps of Parliament today, united against the government’s recent policy announcements about including students with disabilities. More >>

Education For All Rally 22/9/16

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:24:17 +1200 | Inclusive Education Action Group

Whanau, educators and disabled people are coming together to send a message to Government - your Special Education Update was totally inadequate and it's time to invest in inclusion.More >>

Joyce Passing Buck Over Foreign Students

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:48:48 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce only has his eyes on the dollars and is not interested in regulating New Zealand’s international student industry, says New Zealand First.More >>

Parents, schools, teachers oppose bulk funding

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:22:03 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Overwhelming opposition to the National Government’s school bulk funding proposal is unsurprising and Hekia Parata should now unequivocally rule out proceeding with the idea, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Minister Parata to visit the US and Israel

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:48:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata will today travel to the United States to examine one of that country’s most successful education systems and to discuss training with leading academics.More >>

Work set to begin on $4.2m Papatoetoe Central School upgrade

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:57:20 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Contractors will be on site this week, ready to begin the $4.2 million upgrade at Papatoetoe Central School in Auckland, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.More >>

2017 Special Education study awards open

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:54:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata is urging New Zealand teachers to put their names forward for the Special Education study awards for 2017. “The Special Education study awards are an excellent professional opportunity for teachers to develop their ...More >>

Youth no better off under National’s “guarantee”

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:51:59 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Youth no better off under National’s “guarantee” John Key’s Youth Guarantee is such a spectacular failure that those who undertake the programme are more likely to end up on a benefit and less likely to end up in full-time employment than those ...More >>

OECD report card: National must try harder

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:08:03 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The OECD report on education shows there’s much more to be done for young Kiwis, Labour’s education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

$79m Western Springs College redevelopment underway

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:30:25 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A sod turning ceremony at Western Springs College this morning marked the start of a redevelopment that represents the largest-ever investment in a New Zealand school, says Education Minister Hekia Parata.More >>

NZ ranked highly in OECD for education

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:46:23 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata have today welcomed a report which shows the performance of New Zealand’s education sector, at all levels, compares well with those of other developed countries.More >>

NZ's biggest school rebuild project begins

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:37:38 +1200 | Western Springs College

New Zealand’s biggest ever school rebuild project begins this week. Over the next two years, 80% of Western Springs College – Ngā Puna o Waiōrea will be demolished and a state-of-the-art facility built in its place. The project will cost $75 million ...More >>


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