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What are National Standards really being used for?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:44:54 +1200 | NZEI

The National Government needs to come clean about its plans to link controversial National Standards data, such as those released today, to future decisions about school funding and teacher pay.More >>

School Leadership Project Launch

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:45:47 +1200 | Maxim Institute

What is the “magic” of great school leaders, and how do we replicate it? What does it look like when popular leadership theory meets actual school life? Maxim Institute’s latest education project explores these questions.More >>

NZ schoolchildren not disadvantaged by part-time work

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:14:18 +1200 | University of Otago

Schoolchildren who combine schoolwork with a part-time job do not appear to suffer from any long-term disadvantage, University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Strong gains in student achievement

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:27:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the latest achievement information shows children throughout the country are doing better across the education system. Ms Parata says the Public Achievement Information released today is evidence that moves by the Government, ...More >>

Auckland schools on the menu at The Food Show

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:46:55 +1200 | The Food Show

Two Auckland high schools participating in the region wide Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) will compete for business amongst some of New Zealand’s biggest producers of artisan and speciality goods at this year’s Auckland Food Show at the ASB Showgrounds, ...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 >>

Mangere College students take stance on family violence

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:26 +1200 | Joint Press Release

The students of south Auckland high school, Mangere College, became the first in the country today to implement the ‘It’s not OK’ campaign throughout the school in an effort to help prevent family violence occurring in its local community.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 >>

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 >>

Queen to recognise exceptional young leaders

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:43:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today welcomed the opening of nominations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, which aims to dis-cover, celebrate and support young people from Commonwealth countries.More >>

Free solar panels for every New Zealand school

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:03:42 +1200 | Solar Smart Energy

A new energy initiative launched today aims at providing free solar panel systems to every New Zealand school. The solar4schools program, (offered by a consortium of Nelson based businesses including NZ SolarFarms and Glenn Roberts Electrical) ...More >>

Young NZers call for parties to act on children's rights

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:33:03 +1200 | UNICEF NZ

Fifty young people (aged 15-18 years) who attended the UNICEF NZ Youth Congress in Christchurch at the weekend, have called on political parties to address six priority issues including youth unemployment, poverty and mental health.More >>

Secondary schools encouraged to increase student achievement

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:53:46 +1200 | Education Review Office

A new report from the Education Review Office (ERO) looks at how secondary schools analyse and use achievement data to take actions which will improve the NCEA Level 2 results of their students.More >>

Waikato Science and Engineering Open Days

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:21:48 +1200 | University of Waikato

Sorting different sized lollies without touching them by hand was just one of the tasks encountered by school students at the University of Waikato’s Science & Engineering Open Days this week.More >>

Why Are So Many Black Girls Suspended from School?

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:40:30 +1200 | Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu

Why has America and the Black community been silent about this epidemic? We hear so much about the 47 percent dropout rate among Black males, but I believe a 40 percent dropout rate among Black females is outrageous and unacceptable.More >>

Labour to support gifted kids and special character schools

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:40:02 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government will help gifted children reach their full potential by properly funding dedicated and effective programmes outside their regular classes, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>


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