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Investing In Education So All Kiwis Can Succeed

Thu, 19 May 2022 14:09:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Fairer Equity Funding system to replace school deciles The largest step yet towards Pay Parity in early learning Local support for schools to improve teaching and learning A unified funding system to underpin the Reform of Vocational Education Boost for ...More >>

Govt Chooses Cancel Culture Over Freedom Of Expression

Thu, 19 May 2022 05:58:54 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

18 May “The Government has today said yes to cancel culture and no to free speech as it voted down my Member’s Bill that would have required tertiary education institutions to protect freedom of expression,” says ACT MP Dr James McDowall. “Freedom of ...More >>

Urgent Solutions Needed To Make Schools Safer – PPTA Te Wehengarua

Wed, 18 May 2022 14:41:25 +1200 | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Going to secondary school – for both students and staff – is becoming increasingly dangerous in too many communities, and urgent solutions are needed, says Melanie Webber, President of PPTA Te Wehengarua. “Recent incidents show that levels of ...More >>

New Zealand Far From Bullying Free

Mon, 16 May 2022 06:20:43 +1200 | Sticks 'n Stones

It’s Bullying Free New Zealand week! This week is an annual, nationwide event, led by the Bullying Prevention Advisory Group (BPAG). It’s an opportunity for schools and their communities to raise awareness about bullying and promote inclusion. Data ...More >>

Early Learning Forgotten In Government Attendance Push

Wed, 11 May 2022 13:34:58 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

  A pre-budget announcement of $88 million to address school attendance has completely ignored early learning. If the Government was serious about improving educational attendance they’d start at its foundation with more investment in early ...More >>

All Coal Boilers To Be Removed From Schools

Fri, 6 May 2022 17:59:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Thanks to a $10 million dollar investment, all remaining coal boilers in New Zealand schools will be replaced with renewable woody biomass or electric heating sources by 2025 reducing carbon emissions by around 35,400 tonnes over 10 years, Climate ...More >>

Secondary Teachers Delighted Dirty Boilers Are Going – But Not Soon Enough

Fri, 6 May 2022 15:00:40 +1200 | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers are very pleased the Government is removing coal boilers from schools but they need to go sooner than 2025, says Melanie Webber, President of PPTA Te Wehengarua. “This is something that PPTA has been pushing for, through our involvement ...More >>

More Action Needed To Ensure Schools Are Fossil Free

Fri, 6 May 2022 14:58:31 +1200 | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the government’s announcement today around removing coal boilers from schools but would like to see swifter action to support climate change initiatives. “This is a good first step on the pathway to a fossil free schooling ...More >>

Literacy And Numeracy Are Still Declining

Fri, 6 May 2022 12:34:24 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The 2021 NCEA results confirm that literacy and numeracy achievement is going backwards under Labour, National’s Education spokesperson Erica Stanford says. “Literacy attainment for year 11 students at decile 1-3 schools has seen a huge drop, falling ...More >>

Te Pūkenga Agrees A Plan To Improve Outcomes For All Disabled Learners In Vocational Education Across Aotearoa

Wed, 4 May 2022 18:39:24 +1200 | Te Pukenga

On 27 April, Te Pūkenga approved a national strategic disability action plan to improve outcomes for disabled ākonga (learners). This plan provides a unified national strategy across Te Pūkenga, which includes 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics ...More >>

Te Tai Tokerau Principals Seriously Concerned About The Differences In Funding Children With Severe Behavioural Needs

Wed, 4 May 2022 16:19:36 +1200 | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

The region that a child lives in impacts hugely on the help provided by the Ministry of Education Pat Newman, President of Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association says that the figures he has obtained from the Ministry show the average amount allocated ...More >>

Benefits Of Interventional Education For Māori "Far Outweigh" Investment

Wed, 4 May 2022 09:44:54 +1200 | Te Ohu Kaimoana

A recent study into the social impact of interventional Māori education has found that for every dollar invested, students are receiving almost twice as much value in return. Te Kete Aronui: Social Return on Investment report published today by ...More >>

Budget 2022 Invests To Keep Kiwi Kids In Class And Learning

Sun, 1 May 2022 14:45:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government is committed to improving student attendance at school and kura, Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Associate Education Minister Jan Tinetti said in a pre-Budget announcement today. “It’s clear that young people need to be ...More >>

Commonwealth Education Ministers Vow To Increase Investment In Education At Nairobi Conference

Sat, 30 Apr 2022 05:50:10 +1200 | The Commonwealth

Nairobi – Education ministers at the 21st Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM) in Nairobi, Kenya, have issued a joint statement in which they recognised the urgent need to increase investment in education and skills at all ages, with ...More >>

Inaugural Te Urungi Fellowship Awarded To Dr Theresa Pankhurst

Tue, 26 Apr 2022 16:20:58 +1200 | Malaghan Institute

Dr Theresa Pankhurst A new fellowship to strengthen relationships between the Malaghan Institute and Māori communities and ultimately improve health outcomes for Māori has been awarded to postdoctoral researcher Dr Theresa Pankhurst (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti ...More >>

‘Exclusive Dealings’ Illegal; Schools Reminded

Sat, 16 Apr 2022 06:06:00 +1200 | Consumer Council of Fiji

School Heads and Managements are once again reminded that it is illegal to engage in ‘exclusive dealings’ with businesses for the supply of students’ school requirements. This is after the Council received complaints where certain schools ...More >>

Greens Partner With Student Unions To Launch People’s Inquiry Into Student Wellbeing

Tue, 12 Apr 2022 13:22:54 +1200 | Green Party

Green Tertiary spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick has teamed up with student unions across the country to launch a People's Inquiry into student wellbeing. The collaboration is led by New Zealand Union of Students' Associations (NZUSA), Te Mana Ākonga, Tauira ...More >>

Why Only Wai? Let's Give Schools Healthy Food Alongside Drinks

Thu, 7 Apr 2022 18:20:05 +1200 | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The Government’s proposal for all primary schools to be sugary beverage free is seen as a baby step by health experts, with Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) nutritionists saying the proposal needs to apply to all schools, and include healthy food. Minister ...More >>

'Broken' System Leaves Disabled Students Without Support

Fri, 1 Apr 2022 13:31:49 +1300 | IHC New Zealand

Ninety-nine percent of educational professionals are calling for a complete overhaul of the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS), which provides support for high needs students who require specialist support in the classroom. IHC New Zealand has surveyed almost ...More >>

Sudan: De-facto Authority's Arbitrary Decisions Threaten Public Universities

Thu, 31 Mar 2022 19:52:49 +1300 | Euro Med Monitor

Geneva – Sudan’s leader of the Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant-General Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, has decided to dissolve the boards of trustees of public universities and appoint 30 new directors and their deputies, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor said ...More >>


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