Thursday 13 April

Education minister takes online teaching tools on tour

The expo will be the first of its kind to tour regionally, showcasing the latest tools and resources directly to Communities of Learning – Kāhui Ako around the country. Education Minister Hekia Parata says the touring expo is a response to feedback …

Microsoft crowns best two education partners

New Era IT and pcMedia share the top award for Public Sector – Education at the Microsoft Partner Awards on Tuesday night. The event was a chance to recognise industry excellence among Microsoft partners across New Zealand. Both companies were …

Final results confirm rising Māori and Pasifika student achievement

Final NCEA results released this week confirm that more students are achieving NCEA Levels 1, 2, and 3, with the most significant increases in achievement being by Māori students and Pasifika students, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. “These latest results are by far the best we’ve seen since we came into Government in 2008, a time when Māori and Pasifika students were struggling, with almost half leaving school without NCEA Level 2. …

Arts education at risk, teachers warn

Teachers are warning the future of the film, art and music industries is at risk because schools and the Education Ministry are sidelining subjects like music and drama.

Partnership Schools congratulated for NCEA results

David Seymour, Under-Secretary to the Minister of Education, has congratulated the three Partnership Schools that offered NCEA in 2016 for their results, which have been confirmed today. “Vanguard Military School has once again produced outstanding …

Qualifications or job choice more important for recent grads

There are ongoing debates about the right quantity and mix of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills, and about whether other skills deliver similar benefits to employers and the economy at large.

Council welcomes new curriculum – with one big reservation

CEO Peter Reynolds said the two-decade-old curriculum, Te Whāriki, was due for an update, but that ‘this update will have minimal impact if the Government fails to fund the professional development necessary to bring teachers up to speed’. Mr Reynolds …

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