Wednesday 2 August

Phil O’Reilly: We need to approach the art of educating scientifically

OPINION: In countries throughout the OECD and beyond, education funders, policy makers and business communities have been calling for young people to gain more knowledge across science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). There is similar emphasis in New Zealand too.

400000 Kiwis don’t read – here’s what they’re missing out on

Nearly 400,000 New Zealanders did not read a book in 2016, according to a Book Council survey released last week. This week, we’re taking a deep dive into New Zealand’s relationship with books. First up, we look at why reading is important.

Concern new education funding disguises cost-cutting

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) advises that scrapping the current decile funding system and replacing it with a targeted approach must come with significant additional funding if it is to reduce the financial stress on struggling schools.

Strengthening young people’s voice in our education system

A Ministerial youth advisory group will be set up to enable young people to have their say and have more influence on the education system and issues that affect them, Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

Principal exchange opportunity to share knowledge

A Canadian principal visiting Rotorua on an educational exchange said she’s been having a wonderful time – and is looking forward to hosting Rotorua Intermediate principal Garry de Thierry in return.

100 Tertiary Education Stories National Needs to Hear

The power of publicly funded tertiary education to change lives and transform communities is confirmed today by a collection of personal stories told by those who know just how important public tertiary education is to them, their whānau, their employers and hapori whānui.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s