Thursday 26 April

Warning against relying on Reading Recovery for struggling readers – ERO

Teachers are being warned not to rely on Reading Recovery for struggling young readers because it probably doesn’t work, a new report says.

Why being bicultural from preschool benefits Kiwi kids

Research shows that a child’s development is improved by learning about other languages and cultures.

Pātea Area School wins UNESCO award for growing global citizens

A contingent of staff and students from Pātea Area School received a national award from Hon Jenny Salesa, Associate Education Minister, and chair of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO Robyn Baker,

Children who change schools a lot have lower NCEA pass rates

A Treasury working paper shows children who change schools a lot have lower NCEA pass rates and more problems with truancy and suspensions than those who do not.

Horowhenua schools thrive under collaborative approach

Horowhenua’s colleges are thriving, and their principals credit greater collaboration with making the difference.

Wellington school to completely drop NCEA in favour of Cambridge exams

A private girls’ school says it’s the first in Wellington to drop NCEA assessments altogether in favour of another system.

Audit raised concerns about students, funding claims, at now-closed FutureCOL

FutureCOL’s buildings in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay, are now up for lease.

A tertiary education provider closed after a damning audit raised concerns about tens of thousands of dollars in funding claims, new documents show.

Teaching teens about money

Teenagers are falling into the trap of easy credit and unmanageable debt, says the Commission for Financial Capability’s Kelly Gay. He talks with Kathryn Ryan about the key things young people need to know about money, and about the new programme on financial literacy for secondary schools the Commission is developing.

Massey drama students explore free speech and control in play

The importance of speaking out and the pervasive effect of keeping silent transcends the ages in a play being staged in Palmerston North.

From Upper Hutt to South East Asia: The Kiwi family who are ‘worldschooling’

The family on a sampan boat on the Mekong River Delta.

Nine months ago, we were a regular Kiwi family, with two children, a beautiful new house stuffed full of things we didn’t need, a large mortgage, and two full-time jobs to pay for it all.

Programme offers youngsters ‘everything’

Steeplechase is only one of the many athletic sports Hannah O’Connor, 17, in a national champion in.




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