Rāhina 24 o Mahuru

All kids to be screened for dyslexia, giftedness and other learning needs

The draft Disability and Learning Support Action Plan, released by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin, proposes “a central data collection process” for all children with learning needs – about one in five, or 160,000, schoolchildren.

Massey University council backs under-fire vice-chancellor Jan Thomas

The Massey University Council has backed under-fire vice chancellor Jan Thomas despite emails revealing a push to ban Don Brash from speaking on the Palmerston North campus.

Academics want schools surveyed to see which teach NZ history and which don’t

A hard core of history teachers refuse to teach the country’s colonial history, say two academics.

Choice not compulsion best for reo learning

A leader in the Kōhanga reo movement is speaking out against making Māori lessons compulsory in schools.

Media releases


Draft Disability and Learning Support Action Plan released

NZGovt: Children and young people who need extra support are at the heart of a new draft Action Plan released today by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin.

NZEI welcomes plan to support vulnerable children

NZEI: NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government’s plan for a Learning Support Coordinator in every school to work with our most vulnerable children and to get them the support that they need as part of a draft disability and learning support action plan published today.



Why the inclusion of disabled people still has a long way to go

Let me share some insights as to why the historical mistreatment and oppression of disabled people hasn’t vanished but instead changed in shape. It’s subtle.




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