Tuesday 15 August

Call for scrapping National Standards

Teachers say that increased rates of anxiety in children linked to National Standards shows that National Standards should be scrapped.

A survey of primary and intermediate schools by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER), released this morning, shows 63 per cent of teachers agreed, or strongly agreed, that anxiety about National Standards performance had negatively affected some students’ learning.

Anxiety on the rise for primary school kids, as schools have trouble accessing help

A survey of primary and intermediate schools by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) released on Tuesday morning shows 63 per cent of teachers agreed, or strongly agreed, that anxiety about National Standards performance had negatively affected some students’ learning.

Practical ideas to enhance student wellbeing

Schools can get practical ideas to enhance student wellbeing and lower levels of aggressive and bullying behaviours from a report released today.

‘Making a difference to student wellbeing’ analyses data from 400 schools that have used the Wellbeing@School online tools between 2013 and 2016.

Teacher resources bring primary industries in the classrooms

A new set of online resources will provide teachers with the information they need to help their students learn about New Zealand’s animal welfare, biosecurity and food systems, says Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston.

NCEA exam model answers may be trimmed to stop cheating

Model answers for senior school exams may be cut back after two South Auckland students found that a history paper published as an “exemplar” had been copied from a previous year’s model answer.

How many students are absent from class?

The number of student days lost to unjustifiable absences is highest in the final year of school, and girls are taking more days off than boys.

Access to services for special needs children expanded – Newstalk ZB

A Government pilot scheme to improve access to services for children with special needs is being expanded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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