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Almost half a million kids in Communities of Learning

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:04:44 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Almost half a million kids are now benefitting from their school being part of Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Worst in the English-speaking world

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:15:13 +1300 | Martin Doyle

The news that New Zealand 10-year-olds are the worst in the English-speaking world at Maths and Science has been greeted with a lack of comment one would only expect from the braindead. Do we have a Minister of Education in the house? An Opposition? ...More >>

Online schools will create more disparity

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:57:22 +1300 | IHC

IHC is calling for the Government to guarantee rights for children to attend their local school over online schools. More >>

Enviroschools students to learn about climate change at hui

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:56:52 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 1 December 2016) – Dunedin school kids will spend a day walking and bussing around South Dunedin to learn about climate change at the annual Enviroschools Primary Hui.More >>

Submissions: Education (Update) Amendment Bill SOP

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:53:54 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

The Education and Science Committee is calling for submissions on Supplementary Order Paper No. 250. The proposed Supplementary Order Paper would amend the Education (Update) Amendment Bill. It would prohibit seclusion in schools and early childhood education ...More >>

20,000 at risk students “missing”

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:44:09 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

A briefing to the Minister of Education reveals 20,000 at-risk students can’t be found, undermining claims by Hekia Parata that a new funding model would ensure additional funding reached students identified as at-risk, says Labour’s Education spokesperson ...More >>

International results show National Standards failure - NZEI

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:50:02 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Latest international results in maths and science indicate the Government's National Standards programme has failed, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

National: Fails to achieve

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:40:37 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The ineffectiveness of the National Government’s approach to schooling has been highlighted by the latest Trends in International Maths and Science Study (TIMSS) report released overnight, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

NZ science results headline encouraging international study

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:50:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2015 (TIMSS) results show that New Zealand’s Year 5 and Year 9 students scored have increased their achievement in mathematics and science, compared with 2010.More >>

New York school offering yoga

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:07:23 +1300 | Patchogue-Medford School District

Hindus have commended Patchogue-Medford School District (PMSD) in New York for reportedly implementing yoga, calling it a step in the positive direction. More >>

Schools contemplate hikes in parent donations

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 19:22:37 +1300 | NZEI

Schools contemplate hikes in parent donations, cuts to teacher aides in reaction to Government funding freeze for 2017 More >>

Waipareira Drops Alternative Education

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:42:23 +1300 | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Te Whanau o Waipareira has dropped its Alternative Education Contract with the Ministry of Education and will transition youth on its books to other west Auckland providers. More >>

Mixed reaction to changes for learning support

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:46:50 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Today’s release of a Cabinet paper outlining changes to support for children with special education learning needs has some positive developments but also raises a number of concerns, says NZEI Te Riu Roa.More >>

SPELD NZ response to findings of parliamentary inquiry

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:04:09 +1300 | Speld

SPELD NZ response to findings of parliamentary inquiry into dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism spectrum disorders More >>

Committee findings on learning support welcomed with caution

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:45:57 +1300 | VIPs inc

VIPs inc NZ advocacy group have welcomed with caution the recommendations announced by the Education and Science Committee, as a result of their enquiry into the support of children in primary and secondary school with dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism spectrum ...More >>

Civil Defence update from Kaikoura – 10:30am 22.11.16

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:34:14 +1300 | Kaikoura Civil Defence

There are 14 specialist vehicles, including four fuel tankers, with the remainder carrying other supplies, such as food. More >>

Promising start to Funding Review

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:21:53 +1300 | NZ School Trustees Association

The New Zealand School Trustees’ Association is welcoming the Minister of Education’s announcement of the next phase in the funding review as a promising start. More >>

Roskill Schools are worse off under National

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:59:23 +1300 | Michael Wood

Labour candidate for Mt Roskill Michael Wood today called on the government and his opponent to come clean on real funding decreases for Mt Roskill schools. More >>

Kiwi-developed education program gets a big global boost

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:10:31 +1300 | Microsoft New Zealand

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, November 17, 2016 — A tried and tested New Zealand-designed school program for developing computational thinking skills is being given a major global boost, thanks to a new grant announced today by Microsoft NZ.More >>

Whangarei, Kerikeri host 2016 Enviroschools expos

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:26:39 +1300 | Northland Regional Council

More than 180 students, teachers, family and community members have gathered at Whangarei and Kerikeri to learn about making sustainable artworks from the environment at this year’s Enviroschools regional expos.More >>

 

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