Tuesday 13 March

Tomorrow’s Schools Review terms of reference announced

The terms of reference for a review of Tomorrow’s Schools released today sets the framework for a once in 30-year opportunity to shape the way our schools are led, managed and interact with their communities, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said…

Chat bot to boost Kiwis confidence in conversational Māori

A new Māori start-up aims to harness artificial intelligence to get more people conversing in te reo Māori everyday…

Māori an afterthought in Govt’s education overhaul

The Government’s education policies demonstrate that Māori are merely an afterthought rather than central to decision-making, National’s new Māori Education Spokesperson Jo Hayes says…

Bali Haque: The hard and often boring work behind success

OPINION: My guitar tutor is a very patient man.

You will probably understand why, when I confess that I have been learning to play the guitar (without a tutor) for around 30 years, without a great deal of success. In fact my competence level flat lined about 28 years ago…

Education Minister’s overhaul of schools will include the role of boards of trustees

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says an independent taskforce will be appointed next month to carry out the review of the school system…

Labour’s school donations policy expensive and unrealistic

Labour will need to come up with more cash if it is to go ahead with its unrealistic plan to end school donations, with data showing that over $130 million in donations was paid in 2016 – almost twice the estimated cost of Labour’s policy, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says…

Schools to refocus on Maori, Pacific and kids with special needs

Schools will be refocused on serving Maori and Pasifika children and students with special needs in a major shakeup unveiled by the Government…

Teachers ‘gobsmacked’ by wide variations in NCEA subject pass rates

Teachers say they are “gobsmacked” by revelations of widely varying pass rates for different subjects in national exams…


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