Monday 21 August

Taking the Long View – Sustainability in Tertiary Education

Many things on which our future health and prosperity depend are in dire jeopardy: climate stability, the resilience and productivity of natural systems, the beauty of the natural world, and biological diversity.It is worth noting that this is not …

Growing number of Communities of Learning

Education Minister Nikki Kaye says two thirds of children and young people are benefiting from their schools and early childhood education providers working together as Communities of Learning. “I’m pleased to announce today that another 13 Communities of Learning have formed, taking the total number of Communities across the country to 210,” says Ms Kaye. …

Further funding to increase teacher numbers

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced a $3 million package to help increase teacher numbers, with a focus on Auckland. “I’ve looked closely at teacher supply and listened to what principals and teachers have told me about growing pressure, particularly in Auckland,” says Ms Kaye. …

NZQA sets tougher rules for tertiary English tests

A group representing private tertiary institutions is worried tighter rules on English testing for foreign students will not stop some providers from cheating.

Time’s Up On National Standards, Say Principals

‘For the past decade the Government has expected national standards to change the academic fortunes of our most challenged students. It hasn’t happened,’ said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF). ‘It is time to accept that national standards are not the way of the future,’ he said.






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