Rāmere 19 o Whiringa ā nuku

University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon to step down

University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon will step down at the end of next year.

Sir Toby Curtis pushes for urgent hearing

Notable Maori educator Sir Toby Curtis is demanding an urgent hearing before the Waitangi Tribunal on Wai 2770. The claim centres on the closure of Partnership Schools in NZ.

Secondary school teacher shortage looks set to get worse

The demand for teachers will ease in primary schools in the next three years, but get much worse in secondary schools, a new forecast from the Education Ministry shows. See also: Overseas teacher recruitment drive doubles

All teachers challenged to widen world view

The head of the Principals Federation says a lack of familiarity with things Māori can’t be held against migrant teachers – because many New Zealand-born teachers also lack cultural awareness.

Kids’ programme hailed a major success

The inaugural holiday programme to teach Rarotonga children the local culture and way of life through farming and other activities has been hailed a huge success.

School name has ‘huge effect psychologically’

A bid to change a Dunedin school’s name is gaining traction following accusations its namesake covered up sex abuse.

Professors honoured for contribution to indigenous health

Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Whare) and Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith are two of six University of Otago researchers who have been recognised in this year’s New Zealand Research Honours Awards. See also: Six Otago researchers recognised in NZ research honours

International students in limbo after Auckland’s Regent International Education Group closes for non-compliance

 

Regent International Education Group, an Auckland business school, has been closed after problems with plagiarism, poor assessment practices and low visa approval rates.

Media releases

Bill makes for a stronger public education system

Beehive: The passage of the Education Amendment Bill this afternoon draws a line under some of the most divisive policies of the previous Government and puts the emphasis back on quality education, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.

Repeal of charter school law welcomed by secondary teachers

PPTA: The government’s support for quality public education has been demonstrated today with the passage of the bill repealing charter schools.

New physiotherapy school to open at Wintec

Wintec: Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) now has New Zealand’s first new school of physiotherapy in 45 years, a coup for the central North Island.

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