Monday 14 August

Wellington and Wairarapa’s favourite teacher Matt Johnston gets the best out of his students

The 48-year-old Pukerua Bay School teacher is a champion for recognising and celebrating qualities in kids that often fly under the radar of the National Standards curriculum.

Labour relaunches toolkit for teenagers leaving school

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has relaunched the party’s education policy from 2015 to provide all students with a toolkit for adulthood.

How many Kiwi kids stay at school until the end?

School isn’t for everyone, and more girls than boys appear to be thinking this way.

Forget boot camp, fix failing schools

Shipping 50 problem kids to Waiouru is a weak response to a youth crime epidemic, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Labour proposes free driving lessons for all students

All senior high- school students will be offered free driving lessons and driver’s licence tests if Labour wins next month’s election.

School funding system divides opinion

Opinion on a replacement for the school decile system has been divided, with the primary teachers’ union calling it “merely shifting the deckchairs on the Titanic” unless schools get more funding.

 

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