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Two degrees, no job prospects: Why Gen Z Kiwis are worried about work

Stacey Mulholland has just finished her final exams of a conjoint degree. She’s tech savvy, young, bright and keen to work in marketing. But scrolling through online ads for entry level jobs is a daunting prospect for the 23-year-old.

College to drop ‘discriminatory’ assembly seating

A Nelson school is ditching separating boys and girls at assemblies after a diversity group argued it discriminated against gender diverse students.

Students won’t be marked down in exam for not knowing what trivial means

Students who don’t know what the word trivial means won’t be marked down for concocting their own interpretation in an NCEA exam.

Media releases

172 young Kiwis head to Asia on Prime Minister’s Scholarships

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today congratulated the 172 young New Zealanders who have been awarded prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) as part of the August 2018/19 round.

Ministry of Education offers $10000 to most teachers

Iona Holsted, Secretary for EDucation: It is hard to understand why the teaching unions are threatening further campaigns before the NZEI members get the opportunity to vote on the settlement offer, and while the PPTA is still in active bargaining with the Ministry.

Teachers’ unions agree to join forces in 2019 campaign

Mega strikes across New Zealand primary and secondary schools could be on the cards as two unions agree to join forces in their campaign.

Pacific leaders to come on-board for Pacific Aotearoa Vision Summit on Nov 13

NZ Govt: The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has been working in partnership with the Pacific Business Trust, Pasifika Futures, Pasifika Education Centre and Pacific Media Network to capture a collective vision to fully realize the potential of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa.


Editorial: What’s the best way to measure success in education?

At present, most parents in New Zealand rely on the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), which records a pupil’s end grade, to see how a school is performing.

Editorial: Children’s school prizes should not be resented

The principal of Silverdale School, Cameron Lockie, says his decision to cancel the school prizegiving this year has caused a lot of discussion in its community.

Oscar Kightley: Lessons from culture-shock classrooms

Striking teachers have been a major part of the week’s news, and, writes Oscar Kightley, the complexity of their work is only compounded by the rich variety of our students’ cultural backgrounds.