Rāapa 31 o Whiringa ā nuku

Fewer schools will sit NCEA online this year

The number of schools using online exams this year has dropped by three, raising questions about an official target of offering all exams online by 2020. Only 52 of the 420 schools offering the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) have signed up for students to sit their exams online this year, down from 55 last year.

NZ among worst ranked for inequality in education

The Unicef report ranks the country at 33 out of 38 for inequality in the classroom, using global data from different reports looking at education from early education to secondary school.

Teachers want long-term solutions as Government looks overseas in recruitment plan

As the teacher shortage reaches crisis point, the Government is looking overseas for 900 teachers. But will its recruitment plan be enough?

 

Opinion

Science shouldn’t be a ‘nice to have’ in schools

The introduction of National Standards by the previous government saw a major change to our primary school curriculum. More class time was spent on the ‘basics’ of literacy and numeracy, which meant that some subjects were pushed out of an already crowded curriculum.

 

Media releases:

What’s the real cost of tertiary education?

Industry Training Federation of New Zealand: New analysis exposing the real cost to taxpayers of tertiary education shows that work-based traineeships and apprenticeships are the most cost-effective and efficient way to provide the skills and qualifications New Zealand needs.

International education contributes $5.1 billion to New Zealand economy

NZGovt: New research shows the most recent annual economic value of international education is $5.1 billion, making it the country’s fourth largest export, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. “$4.8 billion is attributed to international students visiting New Zealand and $0.3 billion to education and training goods and services delivered offshore,” Chris Hipkins said.

Facilitation dates set

NZEI: Primary teachers’ union NZEI TE Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education are set to begin facilitation on Monday 5th November at 10.30am.

 

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