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Govt incompetence could lead to Waitangi Tribunal

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:13:04 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

The Government has handled charter schools so incompetently it could be facing an adverse Waitangi Tribunal finding. More >>

CPAG education expert appointed to education Taskforce

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:08:19 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is thrilled with the Minister of Education’s appointment of Professor John O’Neill to the Independent Taskforce to Review Tomorrow’s Schools. ...More >>

Colleges review ‘disappointing’

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:56:29 +1200 | Marlborough District Council

Mayor John Leggett says he was disappointed to hear that the co-location of Marlborough Boys’ and Girls’ colleges has been put on hold by the Ministry of Education. More >>

Marsden Director of Rowing and team to cross the Cook Strait

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:22:40 +1200 | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Marsden Director of Rowing and team to cross the Cook Strait ‘Through the Blue’ charity fundraiser More >>

No surprise that Kiwis value our teachers

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:44:54 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions said today that new research published by NZEI Te Riu Roa and the PPTA that 83 percent of Kiwis think teachers need a pay rise is in line with feedback from union membership on the value of our public services and the people ...More >>

Survey shows strong public support for big teacher pay rise

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 10:33:04 +1200 | NZEI

New research shows strong public support for more Government spending on public education, including a significant pay rise for teachers and more support for children with additional learning needs.More >>

New report shows Govt must listen to kids on charter schools

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:27:53 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

"A new report by the Children's Convention Monitoring Group reinforces the fact that the Government must consider the views of children before closing charter schools”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. "' Getting It Right: Building Blocks ' focuses ...More >>

The report the Government didn’t want you to see

Sat, 7 Apr 2018 15:40:48 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

"Chris Hipkins has tried to avoid any scrutiny of the final Partnership Schools report by performing a classic 'Friday news dump’”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Government didn’t want anyone to see this report from independent consultants ...More >>

Hipkins must reverse charters decision after glowing report

Sat, 7 Apr 2018 15:15:29 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“The Education Minister must now reverse his decision to close Partnership Schools after the final report from independent consultants Martin Jenkins painted a glowing picture of the model”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The report cuts through ...More >>

Major tech competition for school students launches today

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 12:46:30 +1200 | IT Professionals NZ

6 April 2018 – The IT industry is partnering with the Ministry of Education to launch an exciting new digital technology championship today, open to all New Zealand school students, and designed to encourage greater participation in digital technology.More >>

NZCER’s Cathy Wylie on ‘Tomorrow’s Schools’ taskforce

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 16:25:54 +1200 | NZCER

Dr Cathy Wylie, a Chief Researcher at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER), has been appointed to the 5-member taskforce that will lead the review of Tomorrow’s Schools.More >>

Taskforce to review ‘Tomorrow’s Schools’ appointed

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 13:44:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Taskforce to review ‘Tomorrow’s Schools’ appointed The experts charged with undertaking the biggest review of the way our schools are governed, managed and administered in 30 years have been appointed. Education Minister Chris Hipkins says our schooling ...More >>

Jobs for school leavers, no CV required

Tue, 3 Apr 2018 13:24:18 +1200 | Fletcher Building

Jobs for school leavers, no CV required Auckland, Tuesday, April 3 Fletcher Building has introduced a game-changing new online job hunting and application platform – Switch Up . It aims to help young people transitioning from school or unemployment ...More >>

COOLS To Be Frozen Out of Legislation

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:31:53 +1300 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

'Today we celebrate that another unwelcome policy will be removed from legislation,' said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF). More >>

Vanguard applies to become designated character school

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 20:15:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Vanguard is the first of 11 charter schools currently operating to put its application in to establish itself as a school of designated character, Minister of Education Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Hipkins tries to bully schools while suppressing success

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 17:17:48 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

"The Government has utterly failed in its attempts to bully fledgling charter schools into accepting a different educational model", says ACT Leader David Seymour. "A month and a half after introducing a Bill to scrap charter schools, ...More >>

Partnership Schools outperform state schools on attendance

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:26:11 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

"New data on school attendance shows Partnership Schools outperform state schools”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Dairy Farm Opens its Gates for Hawke’s Bay Careers Day

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:33:07 +1300 | Young Farmers

Hawke’s Bay high school students have milked cows, fed calves, talked to vets and planted trees in a careers day with a twist. About 80 students took part in an event dubbed the Dairy Day Out at Takapau on Wednesday. “The aim of the day was to showcase ...More >>

David Seymour and “School Choice”

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:03:08 +1300 | Save Our Schools NZ

The ACT Party’s ideological bent for privatisation is clear when David Seymour talks about the government’s decision to “take school choice away” from kids if his charter school model is abolished.More >>

Credit where its due

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:39:45 +1300 | Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Kaihoe taking part in this year’s Te Wānanga o Aotearoa National Secondary School waka ama champs have the chance to earn NCEA credits while they paddle. More >>


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