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Corporate online schools a terrible idea

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 1:24 pm | PPTA

International expert on virtual and charter schools, Professor Gary Miron says it would be a terrible mistake for New Zealand to allow private entities to own and run online schools. “Online learning is an important education tool for students. ... More >>

New national student president elected

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 1:00 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Jonathan Gee was elected the 2017 national president of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) at the association’s National Congress held at Victoria University of Wellington over the weekend. More >>

Skilled college students helping fill building shortage

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 12:30 pm | Tauranga Boys' College

Tauranga Boys’ College and Classic Builders Tauranga inaugural building pathway programme for students is paying off with completion of transportable cabins now for sale, students finding employment and apprenticeships, plus an extension of the ... More >>

Amazon humidity, Everest Base Camp Wellington

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 12:11 pm | University of Otago

Researchers can now explore complex health questions in a unique environmental simulation suite at the University of Otago, Wellington. The new suite in the Centre for Translational Physiology (CTP) will allow all kinds of research including how environmental conditions ... More >>

Record number of new Māori and Pacific doctors this year

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 11:53 am | University of Auckland

Record number of new Māori and Pacific doctors this year Media Release - University of Auckland More >>

Engaging Rangatahi in Community Driven Change

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 10:34 am | KIWA Digital

South Auckland students are using technology to tell the story of Rheumatic Fever and what it can do to whānau, friends and community. More >>

Ed. Collective celebrating new thinking about role of NZQA

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 4:26 pm | ed.collective

Last week, when students around the country were crammed into exam rooms, Sue Suckling, Chair of NZQA announced to attendees of SingularityU NZ Summit that “The era of qualifications as we know it is over.” More >>

Committee findings on learning support welcomed with caution

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 2:45 pm | 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 >>

UC Māori research group wins excellence award

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 2:08 pm | University of Canterbury

An innovative Māori research group at the University of Canterbury has won a national award for education research excellence. The New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) has presented the 2016 NZARE Group Award to UC’s Te Rū Rangahau: ... More >>

Becoming a soldier PhD among Manawatū graduates

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:51 pm | Massey University

An academic who joined the New Zealand Army to track the journey of new recruits from basic training to deployment in the field as part of her PhD research, will be among 500 graduates celebrating in Palmerston North on Friday. More >>

Internship at International Council of Nurses

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:37 pm | Massey University

Thanks to a chance meeting with one of Massey University’s highest-flying nurses, Dr Jill Wilkinson from the School of Nursing has recently returned from a six-week health policy internship with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) in Geneva, ... More >>

AUT students make the most of food waste

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:37 pm | Auckland City Council

“Professional chefs use every technique they can to try and reduce food waste in the kitchen – wasted food is wasted profit.” More >>

WOW Flying Scholarship Winners

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:36 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Air Force pilot Michael Williams from Fielding and Christchurch-based aerobatic pilot Andrew Love have been awarded the inaugural Warbirds Over Wanaka Flying Scholarships. More >>

‘StudyTime’ Helps NCEA Students through the Earthquake

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:27 pm | Inspiration Education Limited

In the aftermath of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake last Monday which left hundreds of secondary students in the middle of their NCEA isolated, confused and stranded, NCEA study website StudyTime was a crucial lifeboat for many. More >>

Recommendations For Dyslexia, Autism And Dyspraxia

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:21 pm | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

A Parliamentary Select Committee report into the learning needs of students with dyslexia, autism and dyspraxia is well meaning but ineffectual unless tougher recommendations are implemented to give it teeth, says Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand (DFNZ). More >>

The side of diagnosis we don’t talk about

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 11:47 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Medical diagnosis is typically viewed as an important part of the process in identifying and curing illnesses, but Victoria University of Wellington’s Professor Annemarie Jutel says the experience has a strong social impact that is too often ignored. More >>

30 years of Otago Polytechnic nursing

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 11:30 am | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic’s School of Nursing is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this weekend with a reunion of its very first graduates of 1986. More >>

Funding cap for children with extra needs unacceptable

Monday, 21 November 2016, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa is backing calls for the Government to lift the unfair cap on funding for children with extra learning needs. More >>

It's secondary school but not as you know it!

Monday, 21 November 2016, 2:31 pm | Rangitikei College

For the past year, teachers and staff at Rangitikei College have been ‘going back to school’ themselves, working on a complete revamp of what will be taught, and how, in 2017. More >>

International neuroscientists reveal next frontier

Monday, 21 November 2016, 12:58 pm | University of Auckland

Five international neuroscience pioneers will outline the next frontiers in brain research in Auckland in December. More >>

Fashion students PITCH their wares

Monday, 21 November 2016, 12:56 pm | Ara Institute

Unleashing their creativity for their final collection at Ara, Fashion Technology and Design students are putting the final stitches on rows of garments for PITCH, the annual Ara runway fashion show on 26 November in the Whareora, City Campus Christchurch. More >>

Missed opportunities for NZ agri-food sector

Monday, 21 November 2016, 12:55 pm | Massey University

More than four years after an independent report on the future of New Zealand’s agri-food sector, the sentiment remains the same – the future is here, and urgent action is needed. More >>

Te Reo Māori boost for indigenous language in Brazil

Monday, 21 November 2016, 11:59 am | Massey University

Indigenous children in southern Brazil have been twirling poi while learning how to nurture their own indigenous language with the help of Te Reo Māori language revival specialists from Massey University. More >>

24% of NZ children feel unsafe at school

Monday, 21 November 2016, 10:58 am | Childfund NZ

Children in New Zealand and around the world consider education a priority, despite concerns for their safety. Ninety-eight percent of kiwi kids think education is important, yet almost a quarter of our children feel safe at school only some of the time. More >>

Promising start to Funding Review

Friday, 18 November 2016, 5:21 pm | 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 >>

Shocked and deeply saddened at news of child's death

Friday, 18 November 2016, 5:08 pm | Early Childhood Council

Early Childhood Council shocked and deeply saddened at news a child has died at Auckland childcare centre More >>

School of Veterinary Nursing receives award

Friday, 18 November 2016, 4:51 pm | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic’s School of Veterinary Nursing has been presented a national award in Wellington today recognising their ethical care of animals. More >>

WelTec And Whitireia Wellington Operations Resume

Friday, 18 November 2016, 4:44 pm | WelTec and Whitireia

Following the earthquakes we are pleased to advise that all of our Wellington campuses are re-opening with ICT services fully operational. More >>

Funding for children’s futures

Friday, 18 November 2016, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa (NZK) welcomes the second phase of the education system funding review. "We are encouraged the minister will continue to work with sector experts on this next stage" said chief executive Clare ... More >>

Kiwi-developed education program gets a big global boost

Friday, 18 November 2016, 1:10 pm | 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 >>

‘Masters of Disaster’ to study resilience in Japan

Friday, 18 November 2016, 1:00 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury disaster research students have been selected by the Japanese Embassy for a disaster resilience study tour of Japan in early December. More >>

Demise of bulk funding a big win

Friday, 18 November 2016, 12:30 pm | NZEI and PPTA

NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA congratulate the Minister of Education and Cabinet for making the right decision to reject bulk funding of schools. More >>

Otago Polytechnic receives award for humane use of animals

Friday, 18 November 2016, 12:20 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Otago Polytechnic's School of Veterinary Nursing has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) 3Rs award. More >>

Saudi Arabian air traffic controllers graduate in NZ

Friday, 18 November 2016, 10:53 am | Airways New Zealand

A group of Saudi Arabian students have graduated from air traffic control studies with Airways New Zealand today, as the organisation helps to fill a critical gap globally for training of air traffic controllers. More >>

U of Auckland wins global ranking for employable graduates

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 2:34 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has been ranked internationally as New Zealand’s leading university for producing work-ready graduates. The University was placed among the 150 leading universities for graduate employability in the Times Higher Education ... More >>

Government Funding Secures Education Council Work Programme

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 10:58 am | Education Council of Aotearoa

The Education Council says the investment of over $21m in the organisation gives it time to start a meaningful discussion about the necessity to increase teachers’ fees. More >>

Celebrating design student success at DEBRIEF

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 5:04 pm | Otago Polytechnic

Compost cookies, custom prosthesis covers and climate-safe housing - the variety of design briefs is anything but brief at this year’s Otago Polytechnic’s School of Design showcase. More >>

Otago Polytechnic Fashion Collections

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 3:12 pm | Otago Polytechnic

From gold spray-paint and hoops of avant-garde, to self-illustrated fabric, Collections 2016 is sure to impress on Friday evening. More >>

NZEI congratulates new Education Secretary

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 3:10 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa congratulates Iona Holstead on her appointment as Education Secretary, and looks forward to working with her in the interests of children and young people. More >>

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences graduation

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 2:57 pm | University of Auckland

More than 420 medical and health students will receive their qualifications this week at graduation ceremonies for New Zealand’s largest medical faculty. More >>

Auckland medical students benefit in the regions

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 2:53 pm | University of Auckland

Practicing medicine in the regions and rural areas of the upper North Island was a memorable experience for most of the 213 University of Auckland medical students due to graduate on Friday. [18 November] More >>

Iona Holsted appointed as Secretary for Education

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 2:38 pm | State Services Commission

SSC MEDIA STATEMENT 16 November 2016 Iona Holsted appointed as Secretary for Education State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today announced the appointment of Ms Iona Holsted as Secretary for Education and Chief Executive of the Ministry of Education. ... More >>

Why the 21st century needs more arts grads

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 1:31 pm | Massey University

Robots will boom; life will be more digitised; reality TV will sink to new lows amid urgent global economic, security, inequality, population and environmental issues. More >>

Myers Kindergarten celebrates 100 years

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 12:24 pm | Auckland Kindergarten Association

This week, the Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) is helping one of its KiNZ early learning centres to celebrate its centenary. More >>

Manukau cuts Foundation Studies and English again

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 11:26 am | Tertiary Education Union

Manukau Institute of Technology plans to make big cuts to Foundation Studies and English as well as reviewing Visual Arts; all areas which have already experienced recent cuts. More >>

Māori Language Revitalisation Goes Mainstream

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 9:36 am | KIWA Digital

The revitalisation of te Reo Māori has reached an exciting new phase, with technology enabling scale and reach beyond what’s been dreamed of in the past , says Steven Renata CEO of Kiwa Digital Ltd. More >>

Li Ka Shing Foundation gifts NZ$5m to University of Auckland

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 9:25 am | University of Auckland

Li Ka Shing Foundation gifts NZ$5 million to University of Auckland to promote innovation and philanthropy More >>

Tertiary Education Commission recognises NZTC quality

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) has been acknowledged by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) as one of the top private training establishments (PTEs) in the country. More >>

Cans for Good collection for The Salvation Army begins

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 10:25 am | Cans for Good

Primary school children from more than 180 schools around the country will be collecting cans for The Salvation Army this week (14th- 17th November). More >>

Auckland rally to support edcuation for all

Friday, 11 November 2016, 3:55 pm | Education for All

Families, disabled people and educators are gathering in the Auckland Domain this coming Saturday, united against the Government’s recent policy announcements about including students with disabilities at school. More >>

$750,000 modern learning block for Tairua School

Friday, 11 November 2016, 2:51 pm | Tairua School

Construction will commence early next year on a new state of the art modern learning block at Tairua School. More >>

More investment needed for children with disabilities

Friday, 11 November 2016, 2:11 pm | Inclusive Education Action Group

The Inclusive Education Group (IEAG) is giving full support to the rally/picnic to be held at midday this Saturday at the rotunda in the Auckland domain. More >>

Language cuts would harm Victoria’s culture

Friday, 11 November 2016, 1:41 pm | Tertiary Education Union

There is no justification for job cuts in Victoria’s School of Languages and Cultures, says Dr Dougal McNeill, secretary of the TEU branch at the university. More >>

Possible impact of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill

Friday, 11 November 2016, 1:38 pm | Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) has issued a submission to the Government expressing concerns about the impact of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill for rural schools. More >>

Alumni Champion from Otago wins National "Project U" Award

Friday, 11 November 2016, 10:41 am | Untouched World

The 2016 UWCT Alumni Dinner recently celebrated the brilliance and emerging leadership of Alumni Champions from 2015-16 UWCT programmes. More >>

Unitec launches high tech research network

Friday, 11 November 2016, 10:09 am | UNITEC

A case is being made for commercial enterprise and funders to look to Unitec Institute of Technology as a solutions partner for high tech software and design solutions. More >>

Fishing for solutions to plastic in our oceans

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 4:10 pm | Ara Institute

The ORV Alguita research vessel has started her voyage around the Galapagos and Easter Islands and First Mate Raquelle de Vine is already penning blogs about the problem of plastic in our oceans. More >>

New Zealand needs a cultural shift to keep data safe

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 2:34 pm | Massey University

New Zealanders need to better understand the risks of prioritising user features over security when it comes to the many internet-connected devices we use, says a Massey University cybersecurity expert. More >>

A solid chance for student success

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 12:10 pm | Otago Polytechnic

You’ve heard of man caves and she sheds … well now there’s a penguin pad - all thanks to a group of keen high school students studying one day a week at Otago Polytechnic. More >>

OECD Education Panel visit highlights NZ schools failings

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 10:39 am | VIPs inc

“Why are OECD countries looking to New Zealand’s education system for inclusion best-practices when until very recently, we were still using archaic, outdated practices like seclusion rooms in our schools?” More >>


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