More students are being stood down or kicked out of schools for fighting and assault, as schools struggle to cope with children of P-addicted parents and social problems like fetal alcohol syndrome.
Students who are suspended or expelled from school will soon have rights to “review” by a regional panel – but it is unclear whether the panel will be able to overturn a school board’s decision.
A series of wānanga throughout the country will help shape the future for Māori education, Associate Education Minister, Kelvin Davis says.
New research into the impact of Fruit & Vegetables in Schools has found it is the widest-reaching health initiative for low decile schools in New Zealand, vastly improving health and education outcomes for students.
Ministry of Education figures show the number of private childcare providers rose by almost a quarter, or 1168 centres, nationally since 2002.
Parents and caregivers collectively spent $9.8m on NCEA fees in 2016, for Kiwi kids’ so-called free education.
New Zealand’s rankings in an influential OECD test of reading, maths and science are suffering because more than a quarter of the Kiwi kids who sit the exam do not take it seriously.
Our traditional community not-for-profit kindergartens are struggling while privately owned childcare centres seem to be overflowing.