Thursday 2 March 2017

No charters please, says PPTA to tertiary sector

Secondary teachers are urging tertiary institutions not to go down the charter school path. Recent changes to the Education Act allow public tertiary education institutions to run charter schools. PPTA president Jack Boyle says, “We want our tertiary …

Improving existing school computers beneficial for teachers and students

Teachers and their students are the ones missing out because of the limitations imposed by existing computer systems in schools, with Crucial NZ saying shrinking education budgets make it a challenge to deliver the computer speed and reliability that …

Kohanga launches book series

Kohanga Reo has teamed up with Huia Publishers to create resources to set tamariki along a path of reading. Kararaina Cribb, the chief executive of Te Kohanga Reo National Trust, says the set of five Ako Panui readers will go to every kohanga around the …

Innovative new school officially opened

Prime Minister Bill English and Minister of Education Hekia Parata officially opened Haeata Community Campus in Christchurch today. “With the flexible learning spaces and a flexible style of teaching to match, this stunning school is living proof of what the future of education looks like,” says Ms Parata. “Today marks another significant step forward, not only for the local community, but for the rest of the greater Christchurch region. Ten brand new schools have now been built since the earthquake, with space for more than 6,500 students.” …

‘We only seem to value what we can measure’

A focus on creativity and flexibility needs to be at the forefront of our education system, British education specialist Sir John Jones says.

Demand for te reo Maori high, supply of teachers low

Growing numbers of Maori, pakeha and other ethnicities agree that te reo Maori should be compulsory in schools, according to a new survey.

Science camp encourages girls to get involved in STEM

A week-long camp will take girls behind the scenes at STEM institutions later this year.

Tertiary education failing to meet needs of Māori staff and students

Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 7 The tertiary education sector is failing to meet the needs of Māori staff and students, according to research carried out by the Tertiary Education Union. Results from the TEU’s forthcoming state of the sector survey point to a worsening learning environment and a decline in the provision of support […]

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