Wednesday 22 November

Tertiary sector in limbo over free fees

With the first year of tertiary study set to be free from next year, the industry is sitting in limbo as it waits to see the finer details of one of the new Government’s flagship policies. Shane Cowlishaw reports…

GCSB supporting women in STEM through academic scholarships

The Government Communications Bureau (GSCB) has awarded four $10,000 tertiary scholarships to women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects at New Zealand universities. The scholarships are intended to encourage more women …

NZ Students Excelling Internationally

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has welcomed the results of an international study showing New Zealand students are among the best in the world at collaborative problem solving…

Government Passes up Opportunity to Fix Teacher Shortages

Secondary teachers are disappointed the government has passed up an opportunity to help alleviate the secondary teacher shortage says PPTA president, Jack Boyle…

Labour releases costings on university plans

Labour has released costing estimates for its boost to student loans and allowances – just hours after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defended not doing so.

Education Ministry signs up for new digital resourcing system

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced it has been selected by the New Zealand Ministry of Education to design and support a new digital Education Resourcing System (ERS). The ERS will deliver funds more efficiently for early childhood, primary and secondary school education providers.

Why is my 14-year-old sitting exams?

Creativity and problem solving with research and inquiry can’t be tested in a three-hour exam…

You do the math: NCEA releases exam paper teachers, students complained about

A maths exam which frustrated some teachers and students has been defended by NZQA.

A maths exam paper that students and teachers complained was too hard has been released by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).


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