Monday 20 Tuesday 21 March 2017

Education Minister Hekia Parata accused of ‘vendetta’ over Salisbury School

“The Minister is happy to parade around talking up the benefits of charter schools but she has been utterly disengaged and dismissive of Salisbury’s very persuasive argument for an enhanced focus on autistic and intellectually disabled students.”.

Better future through literacy and numeracy programme

Prison graduates are laying the foundations for a better future thanks to a Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA) literacy and numeracy programme. Earlier today (March 17), six prison-based learners graduated from the Everyday Skills Intensive Literacy and …

Giselle Byrnes: Productivity Commission dangerously narrow in its view of tertiary education

The report rightly suggests that publicly funded institutions have a responsibility to deliver both public good and measurable outcomes, but it pushes the latter to the extreme, representing tertiary education as a commodity purely for individual benefit.

Calls from youth for consent education in schools supported

Specialist sexual violence prevention organisation, Sexual Abuse Prevention Network supports the calls from secondary school students for compulsory consent education in schools. Widely publicized incidents in Wellington schools over the last week have …

Roger Partridge: Students’ futures depend on paying teachers right

Roger Partridge is chairman of the New Zealand Initiative, a research institute supported by a membership organisation that includes business leaders and political thinkers. It is easy to understand the teachers’ unions’…

Insight: Poorer Schools – When the Middle Class Flee

But some schools found Pākehā families had moved out of their neighbourhoods or bypassed them for schools in other areas, where they believed they would get a better education. Huntly College, Cosgrove School in Papakura, and Edgewater College in …

School project highlights unity of the community |

Julia Milne heads up the Common Unity project at Lower Hutt’s Epuni School. It’s a community-based gardening scheme that uses local knowledge and …

Ako Aotearoa Welcomes Focus on Teaching Excellence

Media release Tuesday 21 March, 2017 Ako Aotearoa, New Zealand’s Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence, welcomed the attention given to teaching quality in the final report from the Productivity Commisson’s inquiry into new models of tertiary education, …

Tertiary education must be a public good for all Kiwis

Today’s report from the Productivity Commission – New models of tertiary education clearly outlines that the changes the National-led government have made to tertiary education have done more harm than good.

Financial literacy for students – New partnership launches

Educating school students on the pros and cons of credit so they become more financially savvy is driving a new partnership which will be launched at Murray’s Bay Intermediate School in Auckland today.


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