Thursday 18 January

Alwyn Poole: Ministry of Education needs a shake-up

The crises in the New Zealand education system are well documented; a teacher shortage (quantity and quality), significant actual and comparative decline against international measures, a qualification system of messy and mixed credibility, the failed numeracy project, millions spent on national standards (and thrown away) …

Multimillion dollar boost for te reo

Efforts to get more people using te reo Māori at home and in the community are getting a boost with a new regional funding model…

Stuart Middleton: We pay lip service to learning and teaching languages

One might have thought New Zealand had by now understood the critical importance of teaching languages other than English…

Ako fund boosts Maori research efforts

Projects funded in the latest Ako Aotearoa National Project Fund are expected to make significant contribution to improving success for Maori and Pasifika tertiary learners…

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