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Falling out of love with NCEA as stresses mount on New Zealand students

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?

‘That’s not the type of education system I want’ –Minister defends official end to NZ’s charter schools

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced six of NZ’s existing charter schools will become designated character schools.

Nine charter schools to survive, but three in limbo

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.

Reo experts begin work on govt’s Māori education programmes

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.

Māori heading back to school to learn te reo in large numbers

In the last four years, 1400 more Māori have enrolled at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, the largest Māori tertiary provider.

Trade option good fit for many Maori

The chance to earn while you learn is drawing many young people to the trades rather than other forms of tertiary education.



NCEA is fixing the wrong thing

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.

Let’s not pass the buck on Pasifika education

The responsibility of Pasifika students shouldn’t fall on the schooling sector alone – their success is everyone’s responsibility, writes Dr Cherie Chu.

Kate Hawkesby: Latest idea for school – ‘play-based’ learning

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.