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National’s privatisation Trojan horse

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:42:19 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Chris Hipkins MP for Rimutaka Education Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 National’s privatisation Trojan horse The National government is using the need to modernise the school system as a Trojan horse for privatisation and an end to ...More >>

Online Schools Out of Line Say Principals

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:55:15 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Iain Taylor, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF) said he was gobsmacked to have yet another choice of school, 'Online Schools' turn up in the Education Act Update announcement.More >>

Student Follows in Italian Viticulturist’s Footsteps

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:34:16 +1200 | Eastern Institute of Technology

A double degree student at EIT, Ben Richards will be buffing up his schoolboy Italian as he packs his bags for a Romeo Bragato exchange scholarship trip early next year. More >>

Parents Lose Their Voice at Schools

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:55:54 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Tracey Martin MP Spokesperson for Education 24 AUGUST 2016 Parents Lose Their Voice at Schools as Minister Adopts Dictatorial Approach The voice of parents, students and the community is being legislated out of education, says New Zealand First Education ...More >>

Former Principal steps up to lead Hato Petera

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:50:58 +1200 | Hato Petera Society Incorporated

Former Principal steps up to lead Hato Petera to a sustainable model for the future. More >>

Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Wellington Science Fair

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:41:00 +1200 | NIWA

Science students from around the Wellington region are putting their ingenuity and analytical skills on the line at this week’s annual NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair. More than 385 entries have been received from about 500 students ...More >>

Open Polytechnic Interest in Online Delivery for Schools

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:12:47 +1200 | Open Polytechnic

New Zealand’s specialist provider of tertiary distance learning says it would welcome the opportunity to work with the school sector under proposed Government moves to create a new category of online learning delivery for schools.More >>

Funding Doesn't Add Up

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:10:04 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

'You can't fund a new intervention strategy if you don't add new funding!,' said Iain Taylor, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation today. More >>

On-Line Education All About Cost Cutting And Privatisation

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:18:52 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Tracey Martin MP Spokesperson for Education 23 AUGUST 2016 On-Line Education All About Cost Cutting And Privatisation Education Minister Hekia Parata wants to start shifting students out of schools and to online education – and no doubt has private ...More >>

Bad acronym, worse idea

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:54:15 +1200 | PPTA

Bad acronym, worse idea: online publicly funded private schools a disaster in the making The Minister of Education’s announcement today that Communities of online learning (Cools) will be created to allow corporate entities to enter the education ...More >>

Online charter schools not the answer

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:47:15 +1200 | Green Party

Online charter schools not the answer Government plans to open up the Correspondence School Te Kura to corporate entities or charter schools could have terrible consequences for the quality of education that children receive, the Green Party said today. National’s ...More >>

Mid-Winter Special & Scholarships

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:46:23 +1200 | AFS New Zealand

Wellington August 15th 2016 – AFS are encouraging young people aged 15 to 18, who are considering doing a student exchange, to take advantage of their mid-winter discount offer and scholarships for travel in 2017. More >>

Queen Margaret College to build new student hostel

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:11:00 +1200 | Queen Margaret College

Wellington’s leading independent girls’ school has announced exciting new plans for students living outside of the capital city. More >>

Online learning with private companies will harm learning

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:35:27 +1200 | NZEI

Government plans to legislate for children from 5 years old to choose to do their schooling online using private companies who do not have to have qualified teachers, will horrify both parents and educators, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.More >>

Kaiapoi High School redevelopment upscaled to $22m project

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:29:39 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A further $6.6 million will be invested in the redevelopment of Kaiapoi High School in North Canterbury, on top of the $15.5 million already announced for the project, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced ...More >>

Support for more early investment in disabled children

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:00:41 +1200 | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action supports more investment in the early years of a disabled child’s life. Overseas evidence has shown that disabled children receive generally the same benefits, or even greater, from early childhood education as their non-disabled peers. ...More >>

Government Not Keeping Up with Education Innovation

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:47:07 +1200 | Polycom

Education Survey Finds Government Not Keeping Up with Education Innovation and a Need for More Remote Accessibility to Education Services More >>

Incident in Rolleston Ave, Christchurch

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:31:10 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police have located and are speaking with a male in relation to a threat made to a school earlier today. More >>

More funding needed to support toddlers and young children

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:25:26 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

An increased focus proposed by Government on early intervention for toddlers and children who need extra learning support is welcome, but more funding and removal of a staffing freeze is needed to address already long waiting lists for toddlers ...More >>

MyTuition Turns $1000 into 10,000 Lessons

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:04:10 +1200 | MyTuition

Auckland startup MyTuition has reached an impressive milestone of having facilitated 10,000 lessons for high school students. The company was founded two and a half years ago by then 23-year-olds Jimmy Li and Roy Lin with $1,000 capital and a key vision ...More >>

 

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