Thursday 30 March 2017

Principal Matters: special education in crisis

Feasgar math! Greetings to you all from Scotland! As I mentioned in my last newsletter I am in Edinburgh this week attending the International Summit on Education with the Minister of Education and three other sector representatives. I shall report …

Boost for Maori in tech

But a 2015 study found just 1 percent of Maori in tertiary education were studying information and communications technology. “So there is a bit of a gap between the opportunities that are out there and how we connect people to those opportunities so …

NZ universities ‘not relaxing standards’

Kathryn Ryan talks to Professor Stuart McCutcheon the Chair of Universities New Zealand, who is strongly denying that universities are lowering standards for entering university or passing courses. It follows our story yesterday about lecturers saying they are being forced to pass incompetent students or face losing funding.

Principals are not getting enough assistance

There is a real crisis in getting necessary help for kids in need up here in Te Tai Tokerau.

Tertiary staff suffering under National

New survey results from the Tertiary Education Union of more than a thousand sector staff members show wellbeing is in decline and stress levels are up under National which ultimately leads to students suffering, says Labour’s Education spokesperson …
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