Tuesday 13 February

Charter School Supporters Urged to Sign Petition

“New Zealanders who support school choice for our kids are urged to sign a petition telling the Government not to close charter schools”, says ACT Leader David Seymour…

Charter Schools Score Exit Stamp

”The scrapping of legislation that enabled the establishment of charter schools in New Zealand is welcomed by principals, ” said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF)…

Enthusiasm for STEM Sparks Early Among Girls in Asia Pacific

Ahead of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Mastercard research has found an encouraging number of girls and young women have a passion for STEM…

Changes at Open Polytechnic to benefit learners

The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand has today [9 February] announced it will be making organisational changes designed to enhance its services and take advantage of new technology to better meet the needs of its learners…

Ensuring the best for children in ECE

“The release of the latest Childcare Survey is timely” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. The survey shows just under 300,000 children have formal childcare arrangements, attending services each day. Half of those children attend because of parents’ work commitments…

It’s the charter school model, not the schools that are the issue

Employment Minister Willie Jackson says the designated character school model was never flexible enough for those schools which became charter schools…

The Mind Lab by Unitec and MOTAT join forces

Pioneers in digital and collaborative learning, The Mind Lab by Unitec is partnering with the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) to move their popular education programmes from their current Newmarket site to MOTAT’s premises in Western Springs…

Let’s not sacrifice charter schools for Māori in an ideological war

There is a saying that policy is a contact sport. Never has that been truer than when it comes to education. In particular, when it comes to feelings about Kura Hourua (charter schools) – one of those love ’em or hate ’em kaupapa…

‘Maranga’ vocational support centre launched in Wellington

Disability support provider Spectrum Care recently held a powhiri to launch an exciting new vocational service, aimed at supporting people’s skill acquisition, independence and social connection…

TEC axing Maori advice

The Public Service Association says the Tertiary Education Commission is dropping Maori and Pasifika-related positions as part of a plan to close careers offices in the regions.

NZ’s Game of Awesome wins 2018 German Design Award

Game of Awesome, a card game created by NZ design firm Chrometoaster to improve literacy and creative writing, has won a prestigious design award in Germany.

Massey University partners with NZVRARA

The New Zealand VR/AR Association Inc. (NZVRARA) and Massey University School of Design have jointly announced a strategic partnership to support the fast-growing New Zealand virtual and mixed reality sector…

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