Tuesday 18 April

More nature play! Say the play experts, children

The experts in play – Playcentre children and adults – have plenty of experience of what makes a great outdoor play space. Chris Montgomerie … This sits very well with the Playcentre philosophy that recognises children learn through play and the best …

Whanau holding back Maori and Pacific students – training provider

Literacy Auckland North said it was battling a complex issue – students’ family lives were stopping them from turning up to class. The not-for-profit organisation teaches literacy, numeracy and other life skills to adults to improve their employment …

Wellington principal questions merits of possible decile school funding replacement

New Zealand Educational Institute president Lynda Stuart said it was pivotal that any incoming system protected privacy and did not “stigmatise” students or schools. “We need to ensure that, where there are inequitable life opportunities for children …

The Productivity Commission has uncovered some little-known facts about our education system for post-secondary …

During our recent inquiry into new models of tertiary education, the Productivity Commission learned a lot about New Zealand’s tertiary education system. Here’s ten things you might not know about tertiary education in New Zealand. Data sources and …

Maori students could suffer from teacher bias: Treasury … – NZ Herald

Maori and Pasifika children are unfairly judged by teachers who hold lower expectations of them, a report prepared for Treasury has found. – New Zealand …

Early NCEA data for 2016 shows student gains across the board

“This means that a significant proportion of Maori and Pasifika do not have the opportunity to take on university education, with the significant benefits that it brings to them and their families, and to New Zealand as a whole,” UNZ director Chris …

Top principals say they’re making a difference

Top performing principals who are being paid extra to turn around struggling schools say they’re already making a difference, as our education correspondent John Gerritsen reports.

Potential school funding method would label children, principal says

Havelock School had a decile 5 rating. Marlborough’s lowest decile schools were Mayfield School, decile 2, and Blenheim School and Picton School, both decile 4. Buutveld said he still had a lot of questions about the system, such as whether all the …

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