Wednesday 8 March 2017

Alternative facts harming kids’ education

Teachers from primary and secondary schools are calling out the Education Minister for massively overstating school funding increases and playing Trump-style politics with children’s education. In a series of media interviews, Education Minister Hekia …

Education Minister Hekia Parata denies Trump-style ‘alternative facts’ claim

Education Minister Hekia Parata has fired back at accusations from the country’s two biggest education unions that she has used “alternative facts” on school funding.In an unusual move, the NZEI and PPTA called a press conference…

University of Auckland ranked top university for Education

Professor Stuart McNaughton (School of Curriculum and Pedagogy) ONZM received the Dame Joan Metge Medal for his contribution to educational science research, for advancing literacy and language development and for his impact on education policy, …

NZ universities shine in world rankings

… including two subjects in the top 20: ranked 16th in the world in Archaeology, 20th in Education, 29th in English Language and Literature, 33rd in Psychology, 34th in Geography and in Anatomy and Physiology, 36th in Law, 37thin Accounting and …

Preferred bidder for third schools PPP

ShapEd has been selected as the preferred bidder for the Ministry of Education’s third Public Private Partnership (PPP) to build six schools, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today. “The Ministry is now in the final contractual negotiations for this $220 million project with ShapEd,” says Ms Parata. “The consortium will design, finance and construct the schools, as well as maintain them for 25 years.” Four of the schools are new primary schools: …

Expert in sexual violence calls for more education to end rape

An expert in sexual violence says Wellington College Boys caught posting disturbing comments are distraught most probably because they were caught…

Considering the well-being of fragile students

Caroline Adams Miller is imploring schools to consider the well-being of their more fragile students as well as fostering grit and resilience. She is a guest speaker at New Zealand’s first Positive Education conference – starting in Christchurch on Friday (10 March). She has a Masters degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, essentially a study in the science of happiness and well-being…

 

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