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NZ’s second tertiary community engagement summit at UC

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:32:33 +1300 | University of Canterbury

More than 10 national and international experts will deliver key addresses to the second New Zealand Tertiary Community Engagement Summit to be held at the University of Canterbury next month.More >>

20/20 Trust shows digital tech boosts achievement

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:46:15 +1300 | Innovation Partnership

The latest report by the 20/20 Communications Trust shows that digital devices in classrooms are having a positive impact on student achievement, even if schools are struggling to keep up with the disruptive change they create. More >>

Multi-million dollar upgrade for The Gardens School

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:47:53 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A multi-million dollar upgrade has been confirmed for The Gardens School in Manurewa by Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye. More >>

Education Must Be Protected From the Forces of Privatization

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:27:19 +1300 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

NEW YORK / GENEVA (27 October 2014) – “Education is not a privilege of the rich and well to do; it is an inalienable right of every child,” the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Kishore Singh, said today during the ...More >>

NZ Needs to Recognise And Invest in School Leaders

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:44:43 +1300 | New Zealand Initiative

• Report shows principals crucial to lifting student achievement • Ex-Auckland Grammar headmaster calls for investment in leadership More >>

On The Nation this weekend

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:00:30 +1300 | The Nation

This weekend on The Nation… with dairy prices falling, China growing its agriculture sector, and the environmental costs piling up, we ask the Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings if New Zealand is too dependent on milk powder and if we’ve almost ...More >>

1000th school connects to fast internet

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:58:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The rollout of fast internet to schools continues to exceed expectations with the connection by Network for Learning (N4L) of the 1000th school to the Government’s Managed Network, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.More >>

ECE Benefits Overstated, Costly To Taxpayer - Study

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:21:55 +1300 | Family First

Family First NZ says that a UK study on early childhood education should make the New Zealand government reevaluate their policy of increasing the rate of participation in early childhood education to 98 per cent by 2016.More >>

Online tool allows schools to compare benefits of plan

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:46:16 +1300 | NZEI

Principals, teachers, school boards and parents are now able to compare the impact of the government’s controversial $359 million education initiative with other options such as more resourcing for teacher aides and smaller class sizes.More >>

N4L connects 1000th school to Managed Network

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:32:33 +1300 | Network for Learning

Today N4L (Network for Learning) connected the 1000th school to its Managed Network, which means more than 40% of New Zealand schools are now using N4L’s services, providing them equitable access to world-class internet connectivity for teaching ...More >>

1000th school connects to fast internet

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:15:09 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The rollout of fast internet to schools continues to exceed expectations with the connection by Network for Learning (N4L) of the 1000th school to the Government’s Managed Network, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.More >>

Tertiary Funding Needs New Model

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:59:49 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The government is failing young New Zealanders by allowing the cost of tertiary education to spiral out of the reach of many, says New Zealand First. More >>

U.S. Department of State Virtual Exchange Program

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:54:36 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State Builds Bridge Between the Past and Present Through Virtual Exchange Program More >>

Students Call on Minister to be truthful in his calculations

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:39:09 +1300 | VUWSA

Students are calling on the Minister of Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, to go back to class and check his maths after he suggested that the government subsidises 80% of tuition costs.More >>

Metiria Turei to lead fight on feeding hungry children

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:15:38 +1300 | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. Mrs Turei, who leads the Green Party’s work on child poverty, will pick up Mr Harawira’s ...More >>

New Analysis Shows Government Cut Tertiary Education Funding

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:41:50 +1300 | Green Party

New analysis done by the Green Party today shows the Government has made cuts to funding of tertiary education since 2008.More >>

Students doing it tough as fees rise again

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:26:08 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is making it increasingly difficult for Kiwis to gain tertiary education as fees continue to rise and access to student support becomes even more restricted, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:25 +1300 | Governor General

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply. Confidence and supply agreements have been signed between the National Party and, respectively, the ACT Party and ...More >>

‘Investing in education’ must show returns

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:50:11 +1300 | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (21 October) – The government must incorporate a rigorous evaluation framework into Investing in Education Success (IES) programme, to ensure that the $359 million is indeed a good investment, says The New Zealand Initiative. That is ...More >>

Joyce to focus on R&D spending, skilled workers, exports

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:53:17 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says his top priorities for the next three years are to lift private sector spending on research and development, alleviate a shortage of engineers and ICT workers, and keep New ...More >>


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