Latest Education Policy Headlines

Increase in parent donations shows funding boost is needed

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:07:01 +1300 | NZEI

The marked increase in parental donations over the past year shows an urgent need to spend public money on increased education funding, not tax cuts, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.More >>

Hardworking Kiwis need better public services, not neglect

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 17:35:36 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The current Government’s priorities for next year’s Budget say nothing about improving public services, yet deteriorating public services hurt working people as much as a pay cut,” says CTU Economist, Bill Rosenberg. More >>

Applications open for principal exchange

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:14:57 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Two New Zealand principals will have the chance to lead schools in South Australia as part of a trans-Tasman exchange programme, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>

Ministry reveals shocking charter school results

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 08:41:19 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

NCEA results for charter schools have been massively overstated with documents revealing many students leaving school without basic NCEA level two qualifications despite this being a main educational target for the Government, says Labour Education spokesperson ...More >>

Karori Kids and Campbell Kindergarten must be saved

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 08:36:48 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Minister of Education needs to show some leadership and secure the future of two not-for-profit early childhood education centres that could be faced with closure as the land they sit on is up for sale, Grant Robertson Labour MP for Wellington ...More >>

National Standards have no place in Hutt Valley Schools

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:43:46 +1300 | Susan Ruthven

“The Government’s experiment with National Standards is not helping our children thrive in school,” says Green Party Candidate for Hutt South, Susanne Ruthven. More >>

No More Seclusion In Schools!

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:47:35 +1300 | Autistic Collective

The Autistic Collective wholly supports the recent decision of the government to ban the practise of seclusion in schools. We also agree with statements made by Altogether Autism and the Human Rights Commission on the practise.More >>

PISA results show more resourcing needed

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 09:19:09 +1300 | NZEI

The fact that New Zealand has more low performing students at age 15 in science than six years ago reflects the serious problem we have with child poverty and inequality in New Zealand and the failure of the Government's education reform agenda, NZEI ...More >>

NZ students consolidate PISA scores and improve rankings

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:06:05 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the results of an international study that shows New Zealand has consolidated its place in the top half of the OECD. More >>

New tool to help girls & women embrace STEM

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:10:58 +1300 | New Zealand Government

It’s now easier for young girls and women to pursue career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and maths, Womens’ Minister Louise Upston says. More >>

Pasifika dual language resources for schools

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:36:16 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today welcomed the release of dual language resources for Pasifika new entrant students. More >>

2017 STM Secondary Scholarships open

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:09:34 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata is encouraging graduates in high-demand teaching subjects to put their names forward for the 2017 Science, Technology and Maths Secondary Scholarships.More >>

Kāpiti Coast District Council's weekly media advisory

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:30:51 +1300 | Kapiti Coast District Council

Pupils from Kāpiti primary schools braved heavy rain to parade through Paraparaumu town centre today, celebrating their hard work to keep roads safe around their schools. More >>

Almost half a million kids in Communities of Learning

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:04:44 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Almost half a million kids are now benefitting from their school being part of Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>

Rollout of fast internet for schools completed

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:04:08 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today welcomed the completion of the project to provide schools with fast, uncapped, Crown-funded internet. More >>

NZ-Iran Education Agreement signed in Tehran

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 21:35:22 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand education institutions stand to benefit following the signing of an education cooperation agreement in Iran today. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Worst in the English-speaking world

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:15:13 +1300 | Martin Doyle

The news that New Zealand 10-year-olds are the worst in the English-speaking world at Maths and Science has been greeted with a lack of comment one would only expect from the braindead. Do we have a Minister of Education in the house? An Opposition? ...More >>

No identified threats to schools

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:14:04 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Further investigation by Police into the origin of the calls received by a number of schools yesterday have established they had come from overseas. More >>

New Māori Research - Seeding Excellence And Future Change

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:17:19 +1300 | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

NPM NEW MĀORI RESEARCH - SEEDING EXCELLENCE AND FUTURE CHANGE Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga – New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (NPM) is currently seeding a suite of new projects that will deliver positive change through vital Māori research.More >>

Commission supports call for state-care abuse inquiry

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:10:41 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission supports call for independent inquiry into the abuse of New Zealanders under state care More >>

 

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