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Communities of Online Learning are not new to NZ

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:33:02 +1200 | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

The staff at the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE) read with interest Minister Parata’s recent education proposal regarding online learning opportunities for New Zealand school children. This is not new to the staff at the Centre, nor ...More >>

Special education funding: Robbing Peter twice to pay Paul

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:39:38 +1200 | Autism NZ

Autism New Zealand is concerned about plans to strip educational support to school children in favour of an underfunded preschool sector. More >>

Minister Parata loses her COOL

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:29:08 +1200 | PPTA

Education Minister Hekia Parata has started ducking for cover and making policy on the fly whilst trying to justify her new privatised education model, says the PPTA. More >>

Iwi Provides ‘Education Starter Packs’ for New Students

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:13:46 +1200 | Ngati Apa ki te RaTo

Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere. Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao. The bird that dines on berries, has the forest. The bird that dines on knowledge, has the world. Top of the south iwi Ngati Apa ki te Rā Tō has launched ...More >>

What’s going on in education policy?

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:11:41 +1200 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Dr Liz Gordon, QPEC convenor, says that QPEC supports the concerns of many other groups about two recently announced policy proposals. More >>

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 >>

Spending on under-fives with special learning needs welcomed

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:17:14 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

Early Childhood Council CEO Peter Reynolds has welcomed government plans to increase spending on pre-schoolers with special learning needs, calling the current system ‘a disaster for under-fives’.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 >>

Children’s festival set to make a splash

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:15:58 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Artsplash Festival, New Zealand’s biggest event for children, kicks off next week. Thousands of young people from primary and intermediate schools around the Wellington region will perform in massed choirs at the Michael Fowler Centre, accompanied by ...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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>


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