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Costs of education to parents increased

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:06:11 +1300 | NZEI

Children will be the biggest losers if a Government freeze on education spending this year increases the costs of education to parents, NZEI Te Riu Roa warned today. More >>

Cost of education up by 48 per cent over decade

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:39:15 +1300 | ASG Education

The cost of a private education in New Zealand has risen by 48 per cent in the past decade according to exclusive research released today. More >>

National denies kids their free school education

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:09:08 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government’s ongoing underfunding and recent funding freeze is denying Kiwi kids their right to a free schooling, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.More >>

Telford Statement Symptom of Misguided Funding

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:10:50 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

Media release Tertiary Education Union - Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa 18 January 2017 New Telford Transition Statement a Symptom of Misguided Government Funding Approaches More >>

Poroporoaki To Kingi Ihaka

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:32:01 +1300 | Te Whakaruruhau O Nga Reo Irirangi Maori

Ka tanuku ka tanuku Ka tanuku ka tanuku Ka tanuku koa te tihi o te maunga Ka tanuku eeei E Kingi, kua oti te pakanga, kua oti te mamae Kua ea! More >>

Rationalists lay complaint against Human Rights Commission

Mon, 2 Jan 2017 19:52:02 +1300 | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

A complaint against the Human Rights Commission has been laid by the New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists, citing the HRC’s failure to address state sanctioned religious discrimination in primary schools.More >>

Medicinal Cannabis – harms or benefits? Who decides?

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:33:54 +1300 | University of Otago

Wellington researchers are calling for doctors to be more involved in the debate around cannabis as a medicine. In a recent article in the New Zealand Medical Journal , Dr Giles Newton-Howes, from the University of Otago, Wellington, and Dr Sam McBride, ...More >>

ECE standards are falling at the expense of participation

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:53:36 +1300 | Little School

Government action is needed to address falling quality in early childhood education (ECE) in New Zealand, says ECE specialist and businesswoman Maria Johnson. More >>

Change ahead for NZSTA

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:15:18 +1300 | NZ School Trustees Association

For the first time in its 27 years the NZSTA Board has announced the appointment of a new CEO. Nick Inskip has considerable experience in governance and working with boards on developing and executing strategy, and implementing change. He also has ...More >>

Fund talented kids too, urges gifted education champion

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:49:51 +1300 | Massey University

New Zealand is at risk of wasting its youthful creative and innovative talent due to a lack of government funding for educational support for gifted students, says a Massey University specialist in gifted education.More >>

On the review of Te Whāriki - Lynley Tulloch

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:24:40 +1300 | Lynley Tulloch

Currently New Zealand’s internationally acclaimed Early Childhood Education (ECE) curriculum Te Whāriki He Whāriki Mātauranga mo ngā Mokopuna o Aotearoa is in the process of being updated. And it is not a just trivial tinkering of this world-class ...More >>

ERO finds hundreds of ECE services are substandard

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 19:23:47 +1300 | NZEI

ERO finds hundreds of ECE services are substandard 18 December 2016 NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned about the quality of safety, care and learning of thousands of young children enrolled in 220 ECE services identified as substandard.More >>

Auditor-General's Results of the 2015 school audits

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:13:17 +1300 | Office of the Auditor-General

We reported on the results of the 2015 school audits to the Ministry of Education on 21 October 2016. We’ve published an update on the completion of the 2015 school audits and the types of opinions we issued that was included in our report to the ...More >>

Foss: Fourth Data Hui

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:57:28 +1300 | New Zealand Government

It is a pleasure to be here at the Fourth Data Hui. As Minister of Statistics, I see these event as a golden opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities we all face in the modern data environment.More >>

Fund talent development, urges gifted education champion

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:46:32 +1300 | Massey University

New Zealand is at risk of wasting creative and innovative talent due to a lack of government funding for educational support for gifted students, says a Massey University specialist in gifted education.More >>

New Sylvester Primary School to open in 2019

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:25:06 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has officially established a new primary school in the fast-growing north Hamilton suburb of Sylvester. More >>

Fast-tracking of Wakatipu High School expansion considered

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:09:15 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The expansion of Wakatipu High School in Queenstown to accommodate a roll of up to 1800 will be considered under next year’s Budget, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.More >>

$17.5m to redevelop three Wellington schools

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:58:13 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Around $17.5 million will be invested to redevelop three more Wellington schools, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today. More >>

Child poverty in NZ is bad and not getting any better

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:30:07 +1300 | Closing The Gap

Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. ( Closing the Gap MEDIA RELEASE: Child Poverty Monitor partnership show that child poverty in New Zealand is bad and not getting any better More >>

Shady charter school changes made today

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:29:58 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has announced a major move to expand the charter schools’ model that will have huge ramifications for parents with children attending state schools, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. More >>

 

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