Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced extra money for early intervention services for young kids who need language, learning and behaviour support before they start school.
Almost 9000 people so far have taken part in an online “education conversation” aimed at developing “an ensuring 30-year approach to education” that will survive political changes.
International Student Association of Auckland marketing manager Violet Xu says international students sacrifice a lot to come to New Zealand and should keep their work rights.
The grades of more than 2000 students at the country’s biggest wananga are being doubled checked on the orders of Education officials. The Qualifications Authority has taken statutory action against Te Wananga o Aotearoa stopping enrolments in some courses. Some students might have to resit their assessments.
Kids who need some extra help are getting a $100,000 boost from Waikato-Tainui. The iwi is handing the cash to KidsCan, which will use it to provide food and health items for kids at 23 Waikato and South Auckland schools.
What’s happening at a neurological level that defines the delighful and sometimes challenging spectrum of adolescent behaviour? We speak to Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore- she’s a neuroscientist at University College, London- and in her book ‘Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain’ (Doubleday) she charts the changes happening in the adolescent brain, and how this affects behaviour.
Joel Maxwell/Stuff: After Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta said compulsory te reo in schools was is a matter of if, not when, she was slapped down by Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters.
NZEI: The Prime Minister’s announcement of an extra $21.5m for early intervention in behaviour, learning, and speech and language support will change the lives of thousands of children aged under five.
NZ National Party: The Government’s $21.5 million investment in early intervention is a positive step for children and families who need additional learning support, but there is a need to focus on reforming the system, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye and Early Childhood Education Spokesperson Nicola Willis say.
NZ Government: Problems with NCEA “credit farming” and overassessment, and the need for more vocational pathways into tertiary education are among the issues raised by Minister of Education Chris Hipkins’ Youth Advisory Group.