Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


NZ literacy company finalist in American awards

NZ literacy company finalist in American awards

Education Minister Trevor Mallard congratulated Wellington-based Learning Media Limited on becoming a finalist for a prominent American educational publishing award.

Learning Media Limited produces world leading literacy materials and programmes, and their website http:// http://www.orbitforkids.com has been chosen from more than 1,000 entries as a finalist in the 2003 Distinguished Achievement Awards, run by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP).

"Learning Media Limited's innovative literacy materials are making a difference to kids' reading both here in New Zealand and overseas, and this latest achievement recognises that," Trevor Mallard said.

The website is designed to give online research support to readers of Learning Media's Double Takes literacy series.

"One of the government's key education priorities is to build an education system that will equip New Zealanders with 21st century skills. Our kids need to be familiar with print and electronic information sources, and this website is a good example of information technology being used to further students' learning," Trevor Mallard said.

New York City recently adopted Learning Media Limited's new audio-assisted intervention programme for struggling readers, New Heights, to use in its 11 most challenging school districts.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news