Monday 24 April

Lack of Democracy Undermines Education Council

‘A huge rise in teacher registration fees is mooted and principals feel ownership of their own Education Council’s decisions is being undermined through having no democratically elected members,’ says Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand …

How one approach to learning Māori conquers the shame factor

I only started studying te reo at Te Ataarangi this year, but I knew straight away that there was something different about it – and not just the fact that we use cuisenaire rods instead of pen and paper, writes Nadine Millar. … best known among them …

Rodney Hide: Education win not worth cheering

The NCEA system is touted as flexible. That flexibility damns it as a system of comparison. Photo / Greg Bowker. Education Minister Hekia Parata is patting her own back for improving NCEA statistics and especially for closing the gaps for Maori and …

When’s the best time to teach each subject in school?

Schools could see their maths scores rise if they timetable lessons in the morning, research suggests.But students do better in history if they have classes in the subject after lunch.Researchers found children are better at repetitive…

Shift to online classes ‘discriminates’ against rural children, mother claims

Families living in the middle of nowhere – far from the reach of the World Wide Web – are worried about the future of home schooling in isolated areas as the Correspondence School shifts to online learning. However, the school says internet learning …

NZEI welcomes new Education Minister

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart congratulates Nikki Kaye on her promotion to Minister of Education.

 

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