Friday 11 August

The case for place-based learning amid our mental health crisis

Giving teachers the skills to deal with traumatised students can make classrooms as therapeutic as they are educational, writes CHRIS HENDERSON.

Labour’s positive education plan

Today’s announcement on learning support is more tinkering and proof that only a Labour Government will deliver the resources that schools and parents are crying out for, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.

Decision on special education resourcing inequitable

Government decision on special education resourcing inequitable for children with additional learning needs

Call for head of Ministry of Education review to step down

Dame Karen Sewell, a former chief executive of the Ministry of Education and advisor to Hekia Parata during the 2012 Canterbury school closures, may not be the best person to chair a review of the ministry’s disaster response processes, principals say.

Learning support pilot extends to more than 70,000 children

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced that thousands more children and young people will benefit from a new approach that’s making it easier for children to access additional learning support services (previously described as special education). “I’m pleased to be rolling out a pilot that’s been trialled in three Bay of Plenty Communities of Learning to up to another 30 Communities across the country,” says Ms Kaye. …

‘It came from the hopes and dreams of our people’ – upset over funding loss for IT programme aimed at Maori and …

A South Auckland technology programme which has helped more than 10,00 Pasifika and Maori students has shut its doors after the Government decided to cut its funding.

Break the Silence: Thanks, New Zealand, for starting a national conversation about youth suicide

The Herald started looking into youth suicide last August after a cluster of deaths in Kaitaia. Quickly, it became apparent the phenomenon was wider and deeper.
We gathered some shocking statistics.

Minister Gets it Wrong for Learning Support

Today’s announcement that the Government will target voluntary Communities of Learning (CoL)as the vehicle through which to deliver learning support to vulnerable young people has been rejected by the President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF), Whetu Cormick as the completely wrong way to go.

Decision on special education resourcing inequitable

Government decision on special education resourcing inequitable for children with additional learning needs.







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