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Tumu Whakarae | Chief Executive of Te Mātāwai

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:36:41 +1300 | Te Matawai

I whakapuakina e te Poari o Te Mātāwai i te rangi nei, ko Te Atarangi Whiu, nō Ngāpuhi, nō Ngāti Ranginui, nō Ngāti Maniapoto hoki, hei Tumu Whakarae tuatahi māna, kua kopoua nei hei whakatū i te whare o Te Mātāwai, hei ārahi hoki i āna ...More >>

Students say New Zealand needs humanities

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:52:17 +1300 | New Zealand Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Association (NZUSA) today stands in solidarity with the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) and the thousands of New Zealanders showing their love and support for humanities.More >>

Brett Hudson welcomes investment in Raroa Normal School

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:49:57 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

National List MP based in Ōhāriu, Brett Hudson, is very pleased with today’s announcement of a $1.1 million investment in new classrooms for Raroa Normal Intermediate School.More >>

Jitterati 22.2.17: Lav-a-try, Lav-a-tory

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:52:06 +1300 | Grant Buist

Young bigot chooses to make classmate's life miserable aided by conservative hate group More >>

MP For Ōhāriu Welcomes Investment In Raroa School

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:37:06 +1300 | United Future NZ Party

MP for Ohariu, Hon Peter Dunne, has today welcomed the announcement from Associate Minister of Education, Hon Nikki Kaye that the Government will invest over $1 million to build new classrooms at Raroa Normal Intermediate School in Wellington.More >>

Youth voices and rights at heart of education

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:50:01 +1300 | Massey University

A YouTube video on equity in education put the youth voice right at the heart of a symposium on the topic at Massey University recently, with a rap by a group of intermediate pupils about how education can be unfair.More >>

Far right US politics not the answer

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:42:32 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Performance pay for teachers has repeatedly failed in the United States and has no place in New Zealand, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. More >>

TOP policy on NCEA would be good for students and teachers

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:15:17 +1300 | PPTA

No NCEA exams until a student’s final year of school is an interesting policy to put on the education agenda, says PPTA president Jack Boyle. More >>

Collaboration not competition drives educational success

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:20:07 +1300 | NZEI

Naming and shaming schools and then pitting them against each other in a competitive, profit-driven environment is a failed recipe for improving education, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Educators would welcome a non-partisan vision for education

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:17:50 +1300 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed New Zealand First’s proposal for an Education Hui to develop a strategic plan for education for the next 30 years, involving the entire sector.More >>

Ed. on Bill: Tertiary Education and Other Matters

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:32:48 +1300 | Ed. Collective

Ed. Collective, a social enterprise advocating for better learning experiences in New Zealand, has welcomed the Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill introduced last week.More >>

National doubles down on qualification double up embarrassment

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:41:01 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

News that one in five of the people enrolling in Youth Guarantee already hold qualifications at the level they’re enrolling in highlights the failure of the scheme to reach the disengaged young people it was set up to assist, says Labour’s Education spokesperson ...More >>

$2 million to engage young kiwis with science

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:07:50 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced $2 million of funding for 41 projects from the 2017 Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund. More >>

104,000 kids to benefit from Fruit in Schools

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:32:29 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says over 104,000 students will benefit from the Fruit in Schools programme as kids settle back into school. More >>

New NZSL achievement standards and resources

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:00:48 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today welcomed the release of NCEA Level 3 achievement standards and assessment resources for New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). More >>

Health Concerns Around BYOD Being Ignored

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:41:35 +1300 | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that increasing pressure on students to provide their own computers at school ( BYOD – Bring Your Own Device ) is placing families under financial pressure, but also of greater concern is the ignoring of health concerns around excessive ...More >>

Auditor-General's reports tabled

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:36:37 +1300 | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s report Investing in tertiary education assets was presented to the House of Representatives today. More >>

Fifth Partnership School application round opens

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:12:22 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A fifth Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua application round is now open, Under-Secretary to the Minister of Education, David Seymour, has announced. More >>

Principals send PaCT Packing

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:16:41 +1300 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Principals across New Zealand have roundly rejected the 'Progress and Consistency Tool' (PaCT) designed to improve the reliability of national standards, and say that the Minister's announcement today that she is launching a special website to promote ...More >>

Aust teachers banned from teaching gender theory

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:52:28 +1300 | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming a decision by the state of New South Wales in Australia to ban public school teachers from teaching gender theory in the classroom, and says that New Zealand should follow their lead. According to the report in The Australian, ...More >>


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