Rāmere 21 o Hakihea Friday 21 December

This will be the last post for the year. We will begin NZ Education News again on Monday 14 January 2019. Thank you for your support in following NZ Education News, we hope you find it useful in keeping up to date on education news in Aotearoa New Zealand. If you have any ideas or suggestions for this blog please drop us a comment. Keep an eye out in the new year as there could be some changes to our blog.

We wish you and your family a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.  We hope that you can recharge and enjoy your well-deserved break these holidays. We look forward to seeing you again in 2019.

Schools illegally refusing to enrol children in emergency housing

Schools are illegally refusing to enrol children by saying their classrooms are too full or insisting on permanent addresses for families in emergency housing.

Many low decile schools ditched donations before cap advice to government

A proposal to cap school donations has fallen flat in Marlborough, where three low decile schools have already given up asking for donations.

Review clears Massey University vice-chancellor Jan Thomas over Don Brash ban

Massey University vice-chancellor Jan Thomas has been cleared of wrongdoing over her handling of the Don Brash censorship saga.

Agricultural training college in receivership

A major national agricultural training facility has gone into liquidation, affecting 250 jobs and 2850 students. Wairarapa-based Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, which has 11 campuses across the country, was placed in Interim Liquidation by the High Court on Wednesday.

Opinion

 

Why we need a national policy on teaching foreign languages

A smaller proportion of secondary school students is learning languages now than at any other time in the past 100 years.  This means the New Zealand education system is failing to give students the cognitive development skills language study offers, or the professional and social competence that linguistic capabilities provide.

Media releases

 

OMGTech!’s Mana Tangata programme delivers for youth | Scoop News

OMG Solutions: To address digital inequality and tech sector diversity, the OMGTech! Mana Tangata programme pairs up kids from communities that are not well represented in tech with industry mentors who are currently working in the science and technology sector.

Artificial intelligence a key for New Zealand’s future

Make Lemonade: New Zealand needs to seize new opportunities in 2019 and harness new AI technologies to deliver positive social and environmental outcomes, AI Forum New Zealand executive director Ben Reid says.

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