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Study Reveals Parents' Perceptions of New Zealand Education

Fri, 9 Oct 2015 12:56:11 +1300 | ASG Education

Study Reveals Parents' Perceptions of New Zealand Education Education aspirations equal success for New Zealand children ASG Parents Report Card reveals parents’ perceptions of state of education in New Zealand The aspirations New Zealand parents ...More >>

Where Have the Government’s Education Millions Gone?

Fri, 9 Oct 2015 11:33:39 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The government claims it’s spending more money than ever on education, but New Zealand First’s Education Spokesperson Tracey Martin is questioning where that money has gone as parents struggle to afford schooling.More >>

Independent evaluation of Charter Schools needed

Fri, 9 Oct 2015 10:46:03 +1300 | Green Party

A genuinely independent, expert evaluation of the Government’s charter schools programme is needed in light of revelations that Education Minister Hekia Parata interfered to prevent evaluators comparing the performance of charter school students ...More >>

Parents feel the squeeze from school funding shortfall

Fri, 9 Oct 2015 09:09:19 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Parents are being forced to shell out more and more for their kids’ education as government underfunding really starts to bite, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “A survey released today confirmed what we already know, the ...More >>

Speech: Adult Illiteracy Costs Us

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 11:36:38 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

It is a genuine pleasure to join the Adult Literacy Practitioners’ Association at your 2015 Forum, here, in the beautiful and sometimes winterless North More >>

Parata puts brakes on charter school appraisal

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 09:01:51 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

A former ACT party president and current chair of the Board overseeing charter schools has slammed the Government’s attempt to whitewash an ‘independent’ evaluation of the schools, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Charter schools evaluation reveals next to nothing

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 12:27:02 +1300 | Green Party

The only useful conclusion in the Government-sanctioned evaluation of charter schools is the confirmation that smaller classes work better, the Green Party says. The evaluation, carried out by consultancy firm Martin Jenkins and released publicly yesterday, was ...More >>

Narrow and superficial report on charter schools - NZEI

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 09:29:15 +1300 | NZEI

The government’s so-called evaluation of charter schools fails to address the key issue of how well students are being educated. More >>

Free Press 5/10/15

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 17:32:34 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

Google vs the PPTA The PPTA teachers’ union has held its annual conference with the usual combative ‘70s trade union style rhetoric. We needn’t repeat it here because it is predictable enough: life and death struggle, good and evil, et cetera. ...More >>

NSSI offers encouraging vision for science

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 14:06:44 +1300 | Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman is optimistic about the new National Statement of Science Investment (NSSI), but says increased funding will be needed to achieve its full potential. More >>

Kua pānuitia i tēnei rā he hōtaka karahipi hou mō te reo Māo

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 08:35:26 +1300 | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Kua pānuitia i tēnei rā he hōtaka karahipi hou mō te reo Māori. E rima ngā karahipi hou a Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori rāua ko Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga i huaina ko ‘Kia Ita’ hei tautoko i te rangahau reo Māori ki te taumata pae ...More >>

Children’s early learning worth the investment

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 17:15:11 +1300 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) welcomes recommendations made by the Minister of Education’s Advisory Group on Early Learning (AGEL) in a report released today.More >>

Student power smashes Abbott fees proposal – for now

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 17:13:49 +1300 | New Zealand Union of Students' Associations

The national student union congratulates our comrades in the Australian National Union of Students on their impressive campaign to defeat higher education fee deregulation as proposed by the former Abbott Government.More >>

Principals Reject Parata’s Funding Plans

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 16:36:32 +1300 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Minister Parata’s announcement to scrap the decile system of funding and link future school funding to student achievement has been roundly rejected by school principals. More >>

Significant change in ECE requires significant investment

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 14:10:12 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A report released today recommending significant changes to early childhood education will require significant investment to make real gains for the youngest New Zealanders, says NZEI Te Riu Roa.More >>

Parata’s comments highlight massive holes in Govt’s plan

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:00:13 +1300 | Green Party

Hekia Parata’s admission that the Government wants to tie school funding to achievement data, and her bizarre comments about charter schools and Apartheid, shows just how flawed National’s ideologically driven education reforms are, the Green Party said ...More >>

Achievement based funding would be a disaster

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:34:06 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference yesterday raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous for New Zealand children, says NZEI Te Riu Roa.More >>

Virulent teacher education market tough on schools

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 09:57:07 +1300 | PPTA

In a bid to address this PPTA’s executive, in consultation with the association’s Otago region, has put together a paper for PPTA’s annual conference to discuss this afternoon.More >>

Thank You, School Trustees

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 14:51:39 +1300 | NZSTA

This week marks the 26th anniversary of community-based boards of trustees in New Zealand and NZSTA is taking the opportunity to say thank you to over 150,000 people across New Zealand who have committed time and energy in the governance of New Zealand ...More >>

Seven Universities in NZ make Expanded World Rankings

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 11:55:16 +1300 | The Times Higher Education

London, 30th September 2015: The Times Higher Education has published the 12th edition of its World University Rankings. There are seven New Zealand institutions in the newly expanded World University Rankings top 800 ranking, with the University of ...More >>


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