Wednesday 21 February

Hipkins praises private training establishments

The Government is considering merging all of the country’s Polytechnics…

Ambitious three-year work programme for education

The Government has today released details of its extensive education portfolio work programme over the next three years that will champion a high quality public education system for all New Zealanders, says Education Minister Chris Hipkins…

Computer meltdown thwarts career-defining test

Some resident doctors will have to re-sit a career-defining test after an IT meltdown meant 120 of them couldn’t finish their online theory exam…

Convincing parents it’s time for substantial education reform won’t prove easy

Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern are about to be bold with education reform. The test will be proving it’s worth it to parents, students and teachers…

National hits back at planned education overhaul: ‘another day, another review’

There hasn’t been a reform this big since David Lange introduced Tomorrow’s Schools in 1989…

New Zealand is a school choice utopia. But do students perform better?

This story is the first of a three-part series that examines how other countries approach the idea of school choice. Upcoming reports on school choice will focus on Sweden and France via The Hechinger Report.

New Zealand is “a good example of the pitfalls of relying on choice and competition between schools,” said Cathy Wylie, a chief researcher for the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER), an independent research organization…

Governments education work programme welcomed

Universities New Zealand says the Government’s release of more detail of its education portfolio work programme for the next three years is welcome, and it comes at an important time for a system under pressure from a long-term decline in real per-student funding…

Paving the way for Pacific success in Education

“We welcome the government’s agenda for education” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. “We need to be ambitious for children. Refocusing our energies to ensure everyone has access to high quality education regardless of their age, sets us on a new path.”…

Māori achievement a priority for Education

The Government’s three-year education work programme prioritises lifting achievement for Māori students, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis says…

Fix not replace system say teachers

A senior Maori education sector leader says charter schools were a diversion from the bigger task of fixing the education system for Maori…

Chris Hipkins’ plan to rein in schools competing for students

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced a three-year programme to review the “Tomorrow’s Schools” model of competing schools that dates from 1989, to reduce teachers’ paperwork, require qualifications for home-based preschool educators, and rescue failing regional polytechnics…

 

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