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NZ school curriculum under fire from US academic Tony Wagner

A Harvard University education expert says the school curriculum “created a century ago” needs updating, but most local high-school principals do not agree. Dr Tony Wagner, a senior research fellow at Harvard University…

Schools ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Tomorrow’s Schools review recommendations

School leaders are “cautiously optimistic” about radical reforms recommended by an independent taskforce last week, which said there was no evidence self-governance had helped schools improve equity or lift student achievement.

Teen loses 28kg after school bans fizzy drinks

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi is one of 40 West Auckland schools which have pledged to go water-first over the past year.

Employment programme getting young adults off the benefit and into work

An employment programme is helping Taranaki young adults get off the benefit and into work.

Up to $50 million paid for fees-free students who either failed or withdrew

The Government is potentially spending up to $53 million a year on its flagship fees-free policy for students that have either withdrawn from or failed tertiary courses.

Young creator in Cambridge forges a different path in education and growth

Grace Andrews, 15, chose to leave school at the end of term three last year. She was a year nine student, just getting started at high school.

Christchurch YMCA opens new 24/7 technology centre for youth

Christchurch youth not in education, employment or training will now have access to a brand new technology centre offering them a space they can call their own.

Media releases

New Zealand’s First Cyber Prep Academy

Unitec: New Zealand’s First Cyber Prep Academy Designed to Address Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

Kiwis agree – give teachers what they need

PPTA: Polling over recent months shows 89% of Kiwis want more money spent on education, ahead of other issues.

Early Childhood Council presents petition to Parliament

Early Childhood Council: Delivered a petition to Parliament seeking scrutiny of the way the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is applied to Pasifika early childhood education teachers.

Opinion

Editorial: All parties must work together to fix education

Where does one start? When will it all end? Teachers are hitting the streets in protest at onerous workloads and poor pay, principals are leaving their posts because of stress.

Why our school sport system is completely broken

The drama raging over the ruthless rugby recruitment of Auckland private school St Kentigern’s College is an illustration of what’s wrong with school sport in New Zealand.

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