Friday 9 February

NZEI welcomes review of cohort entry

Starting school at four years old was never in a child’s best interest, says NZEI Te Riu Roa…

Government moves to scrap national standards and charter schools

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins says the Bill ends the previous government’s failed national standards and charter schools experiments…

NZEI Simply Wrong On Charter School Facts

“NZEI Secretary Paul Goulter is simply wrong when he says that charter schools have failed overseas,” says ACT Leader David Seymour…

Fact Checker: David Seymour and his charter school “facts”

David Seymour needs a reality check if he thinks that charter schools are not in trouble overseas…

Charter schools vow to fight Government’s bill to repeal them

Education Minister Chris Hipkins introduced a bill on Thursday to ditch national standardsand charter schools…

Kids that struggle in conventional classes engaged with Māori tikanga and history

An experimental programme using traditional Māori knowledge and history to engage boys struggling in the classroom has been so successful it could be expanded to non-Māori children…

Bali Haque: Our test scores are getting worse but here’s how we could lead the world

Our maths, science and reading scores are the lowest they’ve been since 2000 and it might just be our education system isn’t to blame…

‘The kids are the victims’ – Bill English fires up over Labour’s plan to scrap charter schools

National Party leader Bill English has slammed Labour’s new legislation aimed at scrapping charter schools set up under his government…

Reading only: school scraps homework

Newton Central School will this year introduce reading only as homework, with children bringing home books and a poetry folder, and parents encouraged to sign and comment in a reading log…


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