Tuesday 31 October

NCEA under review: current approach missing the mark

As high school students move into the final week of study before NCEA exams kick off, discussion regarding the effectiveness of the assessment system – due to be reviewed in the New Year – continues. Teuila Fuatai reports…

Get a haircut, a degree, and a real job: Why a university education still matters

There’s an increasing belief that you don’t need a degree to get a 21st century career. In the first of a two-part series on the future of tertiary education, AUT vice-chancellor Derek McCormack argues that New Zealand’s universities have an essential role to play in our changing world…

Principal feels sorry for many Ministry and other staff

The President of Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association feels extremely sorry for those employed in the Ministry of Education, who with zealous enthusiasm, have spent the last few years enforcing National Standards on schools…

Bill English gets to work picking apart new Government’s fiscal capability

English wasted no time hitting out at Labour’s plan to “spend up” and deviate from National’s surplus track.

‘They’re neither national nor standard’

School teachers and principals are anticipating the end of the national standards in reading, writing and maths under the new government…



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