Monday 3 & Tuesday 4 July

Lack of ‘soft skills’ holds young Kiwis back

The Government is spending $40 million to improve the digital technology skills of school students, but employers say it is a lack of ‘soft skills’ such as teamwork, self-management and decision-making that makes many young New Zealanders unready for work.

 

PPTA and secondary school teachers lodge claim with Employment Relations Authority

Part-time secondary schools teachers and the PPTA are lodging a claim asking for equal pay for part-time teachers.

NZQA staff worried about English testing

Qualifications Authority staff who wanted a complete ban on polytechnics and private tertiary institutions carrying out their own English tests on foreign students have been disappointed their bosses. Our education correspondent, John Gerritson, has been following to story.

Big polytechnic under investigation amid claims tutors wrote answers for students

One of New Zealand’s biggest polytechnics is under investigation over alleged rule breaches – including claims that tutors completed students’ assignments for them.

Break The Silence: Education Minister Nikki Kaye says time is right for national conversation about youth suicide

New Education Minister Nikki Kaye says the time is right for a national conversation about youth suicide after successive governments have failed to significantly reduce the number of young people killing themselves.

Standards rethink needed says principals president.

Principals Federation president Whetu Cormick hopes new Education Minister Nikki Kayewill rethink the Government’s national standards policy.

 

 

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