Students could again be high school guinea pigs as the Government considers completely overhauling NCEA level one.
Auckland Grammar School headmaster Tim O’Connor, where 60 per cent of senior students sit British-based Cambridge exams, predicts that more schools will abandon the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) if changes proposed in a discussion document are adopted.
(RNZ/Morning Report audio) A ministerial advisory group has suggested dropping exams for level 1 of the NCEA and halving the number of credits needed to get the qualification.
Increasing stress, long hours, and dealing with poverty impacting on the health of our primary school principals.
Homework can be the bane of academic life for many students and while some schools have said goodbye to the long-standing activity it’s not yet condemned to the educationscrapheap, writes Jessica Long.
A special needs student deliberately locked out of class at a Lower Hutt school is just one allegation among many revealed in documents obtained by Stuff.
A neglected Auckland school is in line for a $19.5 million cash investment for a rebuild so it can offer much learning conditions for its growing student roll.
The annual awards event recognise and celebrate Māori achievement across a range of disciplines.
Waikato’s only charter school has applied to become part of the state school system.
TVNZ, interview transcript: The Education Minister was on TVNZ 1’s Q+A programme to discuss a potential overhaul of NCEA which goes out to public consultation today.
NZ National Party: Young Māori who need extra help to succeed at school are being let down by the Government and its lazy approach to spending, National’s Māori Education Spokesperson Jo Hayes says.
NZ Govt: Today’s launch of Samoan Language Week at Fale o Samoa in Mangere highlights the importance of language in sustaining the community’s traditions and cultural identity.
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Editorial: Decile funding system changes in education will not be successful if made in isolation – NZ Herald
Education is one of our most critical sectors, and it is hardly surprising, therefore, that education policies and practices are often among the most controversial.
If you should ever find yourself in the bush at night, or perhaps on a misty mountaintop at dusk, do keep an eye out for the patupaiarehe. According to Māori lore, these mysterious spiritual beings largely keep to themselves, but the few folk who have glimpsed them say they’re human-like, with pale skin and fair hair – a strange sight indeed to pre-European Māori.