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School told to manipulate national standards data

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:24:55 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Parents can have little confidence in the Government’s National Standards after an Auckland school was told to manipulate its data so it added up, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. “Valley School in Pukekohe was advised in an email ...More >>

Ngāti Kahungunu Supports New Māori Language Strategy

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:43:28 +1200 | Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated supports the Minister of Māori Affairs’ new Māori Language Strategy which includes the establishment of a new independent statutory Māori language entity, Te Mātāwai. Te Mātāwai will allow iwi to lead the revitalisation ...More >>

Effort to eliminate religious education misdirected

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:35:43 +1200 | New Zealand Christian Network

New Zealand Christian Network spokesman Glyn Carpenter says efforts by Secular Education Network to close down Bible in Schools are misdirected. More >>

Will the Greens’ ECE Policy Really Benefit Children?

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:29:37 +1200 | Home Education Foundation

The Greens Party yesterday announced as a key part of its election platform that it would be supporting families by seeking to extend the 20 hours’ free early childhood education (ECE) subsidy to 2-year-old children.More >>

Trainee teachers to benefit from education portal

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:45:05 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Teacher-training institutions can now access a digital resource that enables schools to share learning resources and best practices, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.More >>

Student Activism Still Alive at Victoria

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:29:36 +1200 | Reclaim Vic

Newly formed student activist group Reclaim Vic are set to host their first public speaker event this Wednesday at 2pm. The Victoria University student led group formed in response to the increasing corporatisation of the tertiary sector.More >>

Academic appointed Chief Education Scientific Advisor

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:09:04 +1200 | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has today congratulated Professor Stuart McNaughton for his appointment as Chief Education Scientific Advisor for the Ministry of Education. More >>

Ministry appoints Chief Education Science Advisor

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:06:45 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Internationally acclaimed educational researcher Professor Stuart McNaughton has accepted the new role of Chief Education Scientific Advisor at the Ministry of Education. More >>

Campaign to boost engineering study at polytechs

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:34:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government is sponsoring a big push for more enrolments in Level 6 and 7 engineering courses in the country’s institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs), Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce says.More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - 21 July 2014

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:56:38 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister John Key and Finance Minister Bill English met with reporters today to discuss: • The government’s activities in the public sector • Reductions to welfare • Crime statistics • NCEA results and policy • Civilian casualties ...More >>

Still a way to go but getting there says Parata

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:58:51 +1200 | NZ School Trustees Association

New Zealand still has a way to go in providing every student with the quality of education they need and deserve, the Minister of Education told school trustees this weekend, but we are closing in on it.More >>

School trustees stay in the tent on IES

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:58:04 +1200 | NZ School Trustees Association

School trustees at the NZSTA Annual General Meeting have rejected a remit calling for NZSTA to distance itself from the government’s Investing in Educational Success (IES) initiative.More >>

Will plus skill needed for healthy school culture

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:56:48 +1200 | NZ School Trustees Association

Developing a healthy school culture takes will and skill according to author and school improvement guru Dr Anthony Muhammad. Healthy school cultures are essential to provide equal opportunities and reduce the achievement gap.More >>

Excellent progress on education results

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:09:59 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata today welcomed the release of the 2014 mid-year Better Public Service results, which show great progress towards the Result Areas 5 and 6 education targets.More >>

Good progress on Better Public Service targets

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:57:01 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Long-term welfare dependency is reducing and more young people are achieving higher qualifications under the Government’s Better Public Services initiative, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English and State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman say.More >>

Te Reo Māori a doorway to opportunity

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:50:24 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government will ensure more of our children have the opportunity to learn te reo Māori by encouraging the learning and use of it in schools, Labour’s Māori Affairs spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta says.More >>

$107.5m to Lincoln University science re-build

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:03:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced that the Government has approved in principle to provide up to $107.5 million in capital funding toward the rebuilding of Lincoln University’s science facilities destroyed ...More >>

Voice of profession ignored – PPTA

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:19:36 +1200 | PPTA

The government is clearly determined to pay only lip service to the hundreds of secondary teachers who gave the Education Amendment Bill (No 2) a resounding “no” through written and oral submissions.More >>

Parata ploughs ahead with anti-democracy plan

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:52:13 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Hekia Parata is ignoring overwhelming opposition by ploughing ahead with plans to gut the political independence of the teaching profession and stifle democracy on tertiary institution councils, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Education Advocacy Group "Deeply Concerned" Over Decision

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:42:03 +1200 | COMET Auckland

An Auckland-based education advocacy group says that this week’s announcement that the new Education Council will be led by people appointed only by the Ministry of Education is alarming, and demonstrates a lack of faith in and support for New ...More >>

 

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