The programme that gives schools the option of running NCEA exams online will receive an additional $8 million for the 2018 and 2019 school years, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.
The Qualifications Authority said national pass rates for the three levels of the NCEA and for UE were 0.2 to 0.9 percent lower under the new method for calculating the figures.
A group of Taupō teachers have developed a pilot programme to encourage young students to enrol in subjects that will help them fill gaps in the job market.
National Party leader Simon Bridges has committed to bolstering the number of primary school teachers and to pay them more, but any detailed policy in this area is still two years away.
Te reo is undergoing a revival in New Zealand, with jam-packed classes and waiting lists now common. Māori language teachers from Auckland in the North Island to Dunedin and Invercargill in the South say they are unable to meet demand for their services and free classes routinely draw hundreds of students.
The principal of a Kawerau Māori medium school says it’s time to end unconscious bias and racism towards Māori principals by their non-Māori counterparts.
NZGovt: “After nine years refusing to fund education properly, the National opposition’s u-turn on class sizes and early childhood quality is just not believable,” Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.
NZGovt: “Be proud of your language and protect its future” is the theme of this year’s Cook Islands Language Week.
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development: The Rukuhia Global Leadership Programme has attracted 141 tertiary level international students from 28 education institutes from around Auckland.
Charter Schools always seemed to be a solution searching for a problem.
A teacher in Whanganui says she was shocked when she heard another teacher tell his class that Maori were lucky the British didn’t wipe them out.
Kelvin Davis has ambitious plans for a bilingual Aotearoa, but one expert says that future isn’t possible unless non-Māori get on board.
Dropping the bar at NCEA Level One from 80 credits to 40 isn’t doing anything apart from giving students a sense of false confidence.
It was seen as the answer to the end-of-year stress of the school certificate, but has NCEA itself become too stressful?
The financial risks surrounding youth cannot be understated given at the tender age of 18, when many have left school, the options of debt become readily available.
NZEI: Senior primary school leaders are reporting high levels of violence in their schools, with 38% experiencing threats of violence in 2017, and 41% being subjected to actual physical violence.
NZGovt: Funding of $750,000 will be targeted at projects aimed at supporting the wellbeing of international students, Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced.
New Zealand students have the highest rates of anxiety around exams of any country in the OECD, it’s been claimed. Should the NCEA be changed?
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced six of NZ’s existing charter schools will become designated character schools.
Nine charter schools look set to survive after winning ministerial approval to convert to state or integrated schools, but three others have been left waiting for a decision.
A one-off think tank between Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis and 12 Māori Language experts has taken place as part of government’s wider policy to make te reo universally available by 2025.
In the last four years, 1400 more Māori have enrolled at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, the largest Māori tertiary provider.
The chance to earn while you learn is drawing many young people to the trades rather than other forms of tertiary education.
I’m in my final year of NCEA, currently taking level three in Year 13. Over the last four years, I have taken a range of different subjects at NCEA so I feel I know the system pretty well.
The responsibility of Pasifika students shouldn’t fall on the schooling sector alone – their success is everyone’s responsibility, writes Dr Cherie Chu.
Should we as parents be nervous about what sort of education our kids are getting? It’s a topsy turvy time, that’s for sure. The axing of National Standards, the review of NCEA, open plan classrooms versus closed ones, an ongoing teacher shortage, strikes looming.
The teachers union NZEI Te Riu Roa members said earlier this month they would stop work from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on August 15, after the Government refused their pay demands. This week they will vote on whether to extend it to a full day.
Modern learning environments are exacerbating challenging student behaviour, some families of autistic children fear.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has agreed to review the level of funding for te reo Māori resources in response to cries for better resourcing from Puna Reo operators.
Early childcare services expressed concerns to the Ministry of Education about growing drug use within their communities, and said overcrowded homes were a “relatively new phenomenon” impacting the education of New Zealand’s most vulnerable.
The Tertiary Education Commission is telling institutions to improve the results for their Māori and Pasifika students or lose their funding.
Deputy chief executive Paora Ammunson says there is a 20 percent gap in completion of level seven and above degrees, between Māori and Pacific folk and other New Zealanders.
Young Māori and Pasifika women and young Pasifika men are some of the most marginalised in the workforce, according to a report from the Human Rights Commission.
Recently released reports
The Ministry of Education has now completed its first report on the main themes for the Education Conversation from 11,000 responses.
Most Kiwi preschoolers are ready to start school and settle relatively quickly, according to the latest findings of the Growing Up in New Zealand study.
BCITO would like to have a better way of predicting success. With this in mind, we have entered an agreement with the NZ Council for Educational Research (NZCER) who will undertake a two-year study that examines the factors that underlie success and failure for our apprentices.
Tertiary institutions could lose funding if they fail to show the Tertiary Education Commission how they will improve enrolment and pass rates for Maori and Pasifika students.
Auckland will get at least 12 new schools in the next 12 years to cope with the region’s fast-growing population.
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi will lead the analysis of a study of the Māori language extracted from the internationally recognised longitudinal study, Growing Up In New Zealand.
Dozens of Māori and Pasifika primary school leaders have reported experiencing racial discrimination at work, according to a new survey.
NZGovt: Education Minister Chris Hipkins congratulated the 25 schools and early learning services getting a total of $1.78 million in the latest round of the $18 million Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF).
Alison Mau: A Cabinet paper shows that the look of school buildings and their grounds, could be affecting enrolments much more than previously suspected. The better the look, the bigger the roll – the ugly duckling schools are being passed over before the cut of their teaching cloth is even able to be tested.
Richard Harman: Education Minister Chris Hipkins has travelled to Beijing this weekend with a message to reassure the Chinese that New Zealand still wants a good relationship with them.