$2.7 million to lift achievement of at-risk-students
Education Minister announces $2.7 million to lift
achievement of at-risk students
Hekia Parata has announced that $2.7 million will be
invested in new teaching hubs for at-risk students who are
enrolled in Te Kura – the Correspondence School.
Ms Parata told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that the four year
initiative will focus on up to 80 Year 9-11 students already
enrolled at Te Kura and who don’t currently have
The programme has been
designed by Te Kura and will also offer work-placement
“We are going to have four places
in South Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Christchurch and New Plymouth
where there will be a physical hub where the young people
who are on correspondence school can go to.“
can’t keep doing all the things we’ve always done or we
keep getting what we’ve always
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>