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School stand-downs for fighting and assault hit 11-year peak

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.

Families to get ‘review’ rights over school suspensions

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.

Ministers seek help to shape future for Māori education

A series of wānanga throughout the country will help shape the future for Māori education, Associate Education Minister, Kelvin Davis says.

Sweet Success: fruit & vegetables in schools

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.

Subsidies and work pressure fuel childcare growth

Ministry of Education figures show the number of private childcare providers rose by almost a quarter, or 1168 centres, nationally since 2002.

Calls for Government to scrap NCEA fees and pay students’ course-related costs

Parents and caregivers collectively spent $9.8m on NCEA fees in 2016, for Kiwi kids’ so-called free education.

‘Non-serious’ students cost NZ in international test

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.



Where will the children play? Kindergartens are losing out

Our traditional community not-for-profit kindergartens are struggling while privately owned childcare centres seem to be overflowing.