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Trades Academies “overwhelmingly positive”

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:09:33 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a report showing that Trades Academies are delivering “overwhelmingly positive outcomes” for students. More >>

Primary job shortages not mirrored in secondary

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:07:33 +1200 | PPTA

A survey from March 2015 shows that secondary schools are finding it difficult to recruit teachers for many positions. More >>

Compromised charter board should go

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:41:02 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to cancel its latest charter school application round, and disestablish the Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua Authorisation (PSKH) board, following the bail out of a problem-plagued Northland charter school.More >>

Charter School Announcement No Surprise

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:39:04 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that the failing Whangaruru charter school will remain open despite receiving advice to the contrary – not only will it remain open but surprise, surprise this government will funnel over $100,000 more ...More >>

Another chance for kids - Whangaruru school decision

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:07:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says she has given Te Pumanawa o te Wairua in Northland a chance to continue operating because of her concerns about finding other educational opportunities for its students. Her decision follows a special audit of the Whangaruru ...More >>

Spotlight on charter schools welcome - NZEI

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:36:33 +1200 | NZEI

A Member's Bill that would require charter schools to follow the same national curricula as state schools has been welcomed by NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

More students achieving in Te Atatū

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:10:23 +1200 | New Zealand Government

National List MP Alfred Ngaro says parents will be happy to know there is steady improvement in Te Atatu with 79 per cent of kids passing NCEA Level 2. "This is fantastic news. I want to congratulate all our hard-working students, and thank their parents, ...More >>

Charter school experiment turns into shambles

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:55:07 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government’s charter school experiment has descended into chaos and it’s time for Hekia Parata to stop trying to cover up the full extent of the problems, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “The Education Minister must ...More >>

New Zealand University Guide

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:06:04 +1200 | New Zealand University Guide Group

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Nic Wins Dream Writing Contest

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:11:43 +1200 | King's College

Nic Wins Dream Writing Contest Competing with over 3,000 other teenagers from around the globe, Nicolas Yan never dreamed he’d have a chance of winning the 2015 Writing Prize contest run by the College Board and The Atlantic magazine in the United States. ...More >>

Tomorrow’s Schools 25 years on

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:28:20 +1200 | Pukeko Research

Pūkeko Research has been pursuing an independent (unsponsored) study of inequality, education and society for two years.More >>

Trades funding cut short-sighted

Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:26:49 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Short-sighted funding cuts could lead to fewer school students being enrolled in trades academies, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Funding Shortage Puts the Brakes on Vital Peer-to-Peer Tutor

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:39:28 +1200 | Campus Link

More than 6,000 Kiwi secondary students are spending their holidays swotting subjects without the help of our country’s top talent as critical funding is stretched for New Zealand’s acclaimed not-for-profit, dedicated peer-to-peer tutoring programme ...More >>

Waikato open days attract budding scientists and engineers

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:57:00 +1200 | University of Waikato

Building and racing small electric cars and experimenting with liquid nitrogen were the top-ranked activities by secondary school students at the University of Waikato’s Science & Engineering Open Days last week. More >>

Education New Zealand board appointments announced

Thu, 9 Jul 2015 15:53:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced five appointments to the Education New Zealand board. Charles Finny has been reappointed as the Board Chair for an eighteen-month term. Mr Finny was the inaugural Chair of ...More >>

Looking for Details on $175 Million Lost From Education

Thu, 9 Jul 2015 13:44:16 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First's Education Spokesperson Tracey Martin wants to know the details of the government’s underspending on education. More >>

Study challenges Govt on “system failure” for special needs

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 17:33:22 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A UK study which has found that teacher aides in some cases did not improve learning, challenges the New Zealand Government to come up with its own research, as part of a general system-wide “fix” of special education in this country.More >>

Government continues to fail students with special needs

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 17:27:17 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Children with special needs are continuing to miss out on inclusive education because of an under-resourced and underfunded system, says NZEI Te Riu Roa President Louise Green.More >>

Progress a tribute to teachers

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 14:30:23 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Today’s Better Public Service (BPS) update showing the Government is on track to achieve its goal of lifting the proportion of 18-year-olds with NCEA Level 2 is a tribute to the hard work and professionalism of teachers and principals, says Education ...More >>

NZ educators among the world’s best

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:06:18 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s teaching profession is amongst the most highly trained, best qualified, and most experienced in the world, Education Minister Hekia Parata says. More >>


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