Thursday 15 June

Gifted Awareness Week – Data Missing for 40000+ students

This week families, schools and organisations nationwide celebrate Gifted Awareness Week in the hope that raising understanding around this 40,000 plus cohort will help to improve the engagement and progress of gifted and talented children in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE), giftEDnz: the Professional Association for Gifted Education and the New Zealand Association for Gifted Children (NZAGC) released a Position Statement this week requesting that the Ministry of Education gather more data on gifted and talented children, their progress and their achievement.

QTI defends high quality international education

Quality Tertiary Institutions (Nga Wananga Kounga), a key private tertiary education sector peak body, is going into bat for high quality international education in the face of growing attacks from politicians and unions.

Foreign students studying in New Zealand have been targeted in a series of recent comments from Labour leader Andrew Little, NZ First leader Winston Peters and the Tertiary Education Union (TEU).

ECE centres serving unhealthy food, study finds

Research shows few early childhood services that serve daily meals are meeting nutrition guidelines and half are regularly serving children unhealthy food like cakes and chips.

No Prime Minister’s education award for tech this year

If you saw the slew of education award finalist announcements last Tuesday, you may have noticed an absence of a certain tech focused prize. The Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards finalists were announced last Tuesday.

Massey helps transform education in remote Tokelau

Massey University researchers are helping to modernise education on one of the planet’s remotest places.

Diane Leggett, from the Institute of Education, is leading a major project in her role as Schools Education Leader – Kaihautū Mātauranga Kura, to support the Tokelau Department of Education to transform its education system, bringing digital technology to far-flung coral atolls.

Do low-value, for-profit tertiary providers really deserve ‘consistent treatment’ from the government?

As the debate around the value of private tertiary education providers sharpens with Labour’s immigration policy release, a new bill proposes substantial changes to the wider sector. Nicola Gaston has some serious reservations.

New website allows students to holler for their Scholar-ship

Business savvy students in Marlborough have created an education-based website to highlight scholarship opportunities across New Zealand.





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