Tuesday 26 July

Facelift not enough for Wainuiomata High School

The government is announcing that Wainuiomata High School is due for a facelift, but anything less than a total rebuild will not be enough, claims Ginny Andersen, Labour candidate for Hutt South.

High school students not learning enough about Asian countries: survey

The survey has raised concerns school-leavers might be missing out on opportunities coming as New Zealand grows closer to Asia.

Government responds to tertiary education report

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister, Paul Goldsmith have today released the Government’s response to the most extensive review of tertiary education in more than a decade, and outlined its plan for delivering a responsive, innovative, and effective tertiary education system.

NZQA acts against 27 institutions

Over-crowding and dubious marking of students’ work have prompted the Qualifications Authority to take action against 27 tertiary institutions in little more than a year. Our Education Correspondent, John Gerritsen, has the details.

15 NZQA exams to be trialled online this year

Fifteen subjects will now be available to do trial exams online as NZQA continues with its plan to have all exams online by 2020 .

Break the Silence: PM’s chief science adviser releases report on youth suicide

The evidence-based discussion paper analyses the multiple factors involved in youth suicide and includes potential approaches to reduce New Zealand’s rates – which are among the highest in the developed world.

Books and reading linked to good literacy, numeracy

Books and reading are closely linked to good numeracy, literacy, and problem-solving skills among 16 to 24-year-olds, analysis of the 2014 Survey of Adult Skills shows.

Flexibility in tertiary models key to addressing skills

The deepening skills shortage is a key concern for employers which is why the EMA is keen to understand further detail around the Government’s announcement on tertiary models today.




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