Latest Education Policy Headlines

Corrections kicks off 'Kick for the Seagulls' programme

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:15:55 +1300 | Department Of Corrections

A programme developed by rugby league legend Graham Lowe that uses sporting language to teach prisoners reading, writing and maths is being rolled out to five prisons this year, following successful trials at two prisons.More >>

Teacher fears life on benefit in immigration wait

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:55:11 +1300 | RNZ

A widowed teacher with an autistic son is among those pleading for an answer on whether their parents will be allowed to join them under a shelved immigration programme. More >>

How to support parents or caregivers in sensitive situations

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:18:29 +1300 | NZSTA

Jude Barback’s article (Education Central, 16 Jan) has raised a considerable range of challenges on the interactions across the education system and the roles of parents, teachers, principals, boards, the Ministry and other agencies.More >>

Advice to students with disappointing NCEA: 'Don't panic'

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:23:34 +1300 | RNZ

The wait is over for more than 165,000 students across the country with the final NCEA results released this morning. More >>

Do the right thing Minister, support Taratahi

Wed, 9 Jan 2019 16:20:31 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

Following the news yesterday that people working at the Taratahi Institute of Agriculture could be forced to go without pay, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) called on the Minister to step in immediately to support those affected and their families.More >>

Minister again fails Māori students

Wed, 26 Dec 2018 17:05:01 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

News that the Government has failed to fund a programme that supports Māori students into science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) subjects is extremely disappointing and shows a repeating pattern of de-prioritisation of our Māori students, National’s ...More >>

Schools face English language support cuts

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 12:00:59 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Recent news that some schools will be losing ESOL funding due to a change made in the last few weeks by the Ministry means that schools have little time to adapt or ensure there is adequate ESOL funding, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki ...More >>

Government should adopt school equity legislation

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:28:05 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

National MP for East Coast Bays Erica Stanford is calling on Education Minister Chris Hipkins to work with National and revive her Member’s Bill to replace the decile system with a fairer school funding model.More >>

Schools must take in their local kids

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:04:52 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party have today called on schools to follow the law and accept kids that have been denied enrolment because they have a history of truancy or no fixed address. More >>

Tomorrow's Schools

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:39:36 +1300 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Tomorrow's Schools Last Friday, the much anticipated Tomorrow's Schools final report was released by the Task Force. Most in our sector welcomed the report which signals some major changes. These changes are outlined under eight key issues in the Report ...More >>

Modernisation of three South Island schools announced

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:17:28 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Two schools in the Tasman area and a College in Marlborough are in line for major improvements, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. More >>

Support for second language Bill welcomed

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:43:53 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

National has gained support from the major political parties for its second language learning Bill which will ensure every child in years 1-8 has the opportunity to learn a second language, National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye says.More >>

Major revamp for Mana College announced

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:04:40 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Over $15 million will be invested to redevelop Mana College in Porirua, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced during a visit to the school this morning. More >>

Transformational change needed to reform Education system

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 19:53:33 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the release of the Tomorrows Schools Independent Taskforce: “Our schooling futures: Stronger Together’ Report. More >>

Effective co-governance the key to success

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 14:16:00 +1300 | NZSTA

Proposed changes to school governing structures recommended by the Tomorrow’s Schools taskforce will take some time to work through, however NZSTA is delighted to see that the report recommends community-led school boards of trustees retain ...More >>

Tomorrow's Schools recommendations welcomed

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 14:07:59 +1300 | NZEI

Our nation’s children are finally being put at the heart of the education system. More >>

Schools’ review must not disempower parents

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 14:06:25 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Proposed changes to New Zealand’s education system are concerning, particularly proposals to take power away from parents, and must be carefully considered, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.More >>

Secondary teachers welcome bold thinking

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 13:04:35 +1300 | PPTA

Secondary teachers welcome the Tomorrow’s Schools taskforce report and are excited to see bold and fresh thinking about the education system. More >>

Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce provides bold, brave blueprint

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 12:15:06 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the release of the 31 recommendations from the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent taskforce is a genuine and game changing blueprint to radically change New Zealand education.More >>

Green Party welcome Tomorrow Schools Taskforce report

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 12:14:55 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party are welcoming the report by the Tomorrow Schools Independent Taskforce and are excited by the transformative, systemic changes that it recommends. More >>


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