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Advisory group of principals and teachers to be set up to consult on NCEA review

Education Minister Chris Hipkins will set up an advisory group of teachers and principals to consult on the NCEA review, and has extended the consultation period after complaints from a coalition of 70 schools which said the process was being rushed.

Claims NZ curriculum failing to reflect Pasifika identity

The director of Pacific Strategy and Engagement at the University of Auckland says New Zealand’s curriculum fails to reflect its students from Pasifika and other minority backgrounds.

Most uni students consider dropping out due to mental health

A new study by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) shows around 56 percent of university students have considered dropping out of tertiary study after feeling overwhelmed, living with mental illness or fearing failure.

‘Systemic challenges’ with education for teen parents, review says

A report released on Thursday by the Education Review Office (ERO) paints a nuanced picture. While the overall performance of the country’s TPUs has improved since the last review in 2013, more than half have limited curriculum options and a lack of career planning for students, it says.

ITPs look to embrace Māori innovation

For the first time, the National Institutes of Technology and Polytechs (ITPs) annual symposium has implemented a Māori theme, with a specific focus on Māori innovation.

 

Media Releases

 

Principals Welcome Changes to NCEA Review Process

Principals NCEA Coalition: The seventy schools in the Principals NCEA Coalition have welcomed changes to the Government’s NCEA review process advised by Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

If we were you, Education Minister, this is how we’d do it

Tertiary Education Union: All future policy and funding must be based on the understanding that an accessible, fully funded and quality tertiary education sector is a core part of people’s every day lives. That’s the advice staff working in the sector have given to the Education Minister today in a report published as part of national education conversation, Kōrero Mātauranga.

 

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