Rāapa 14 o Whiringa ā rangi Wednesday 14 November

Research project aims to determine what effect schools have on students’ success

Socio-economic differences have troubled efforts to compare schools’ impact on their students – until now. How do we define success in education?

More and bigger teacher strikes could be on the way

On Monday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern asked teachers to consider the almost $700 million offer from the Government. The latest offer included a new top pay bracket and the partial removal of a cap on qualifications for some teachers from 2020.

Secondary teachers to consider new deal, but their union says ‘reject’

Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) president Jack Boyle is encouraging secondary teachers to reject the latest Government offer.

English language requirements for foreign teachers overhauled

English language requirements for overseas teachers will change from January after a review found the current requirements weren’t fit for purpose.

NCEA injustice: Huge gaps in reader-writer assistance

Up to a third of students at some schools are getting someone else to read and write their exams for them – but students needing help at many poorer schools are missing out.

The digital future of education

Students from decile 1-3 schools across the country are delving into the future world of technology as part of a new programme to heighten digital fluency.

NZQA’s digital pilot goes offline to affect English students

Students sitting a digital end-of-year NCEA exam have been affected by a server error which stopped the assessment.

Bullying in NZ schools 2nd highest in OECD

Aotearoa has the highest teen suicide rate in the developed world, which many educationalists believe to stem from bullying in schools.

NZ Treasury to work with Pasifika group to cut back obstacles

The New Zealand Treasury says it will work to reduce barriers in education, health, housing and employment for Pacific peoples in the country. A new report launched by the government on Tuesday reveals Pacific New Zealanders are contributing significantly to the economy, despite inequalities that exist.

Maori targeting social policy change – New Zealand Maori Council

New Zealand Maori Council has today announced a strategic research partnership with Massey University and its Centre for Culture-Centred Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE). The partnership will see the joint development and co-design of evaluation frameworks around key areas of social policy and developing the evidence base to support Council when it comes to challenges facing Maori, Whanau and Communities across the nation.