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NCEA online programme gets $8 million

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.

NCEA pass rates drop in more accurate count

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.

Teachers win bright spots award for programme that pushes STEM subjects

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 leader Simon Bridges focuses on education, crime and beneficiaries in annual conference speech

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.

Google and Disney join rush to cash in as Māori goes mainstream

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.

Call to end discrimination against Māori principals by their non-Māori counterparts

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.

Media releases

 

Education Minister’s comment on National’s class size u-turn

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.

Be proud of your language and protect its future

NZGovt: “Be proud of your language and protect its future” is the theme of this year’s Cook Islands Language Week.

Māori culture leadership programme leaves lasting impression

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.

Opinion

 

Let’s be brutally honest about Charter Schools and Māori shall we?

Charter Schools always seemed to be a solution searching for a problem.

 

 

 

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