Rāmere 18 o Kohitātea, Friday 18 January

Rich school, poor school: Top schools get millions in donations while others get $0

About $140 million was donated to New Zealand schools in 2017 – and more than half of that went to just 10 per cent of schools.

A place for Pasifika in early education

Pacific families in New Zealand have the highest number of children aged from birth to four. Unfortunately, they also have the lowest enrolment in early childhood education and this will only change if Pasifika culture is properly understood and respected within the infant and toddler learning space.

Kick for the Seagulls programme to educate prisoners through sport

The Kick for the Seagulls programme, designed to educate prisoners through sport, was launched at UCOL on Tuesday. It uses sports language and coaching techniques to teach numeracy and literacy for people who haven’t had much success in a traditional learning environment, something a large section of the prison population can relate to.

Edtech firm Kami raises $1.5m

New Zealand edtech startup Kami has raised $1.5 million to help take the company to North America and beyond.  Kami is a cloud-based edtech provider, whose app is designed to provide an easier way of learning for both teachers and students.

Human assets the key to a successful digital transformation

Constant innovation has seen IT and the role of employees within it change repetitively in recent years. “An important part of the process is evaluating employees’ skillsets to identify where there might be a gap. This skills gap could hinder the adoption of new technology, so organisations must prepare the workforce for change. Staff need to be supported through the transition, including the formation of new roles and the dissolution or change of others,” says Y Soft co-founder and CIO Martin de Martini.

Opinion

Pat Walsh: Radical education shake-up comes with risks

The Government’s taskforce on education presents, on the face, of it, a compelling case for radical reform. The Tomorrow’s Schools regime has been in place for 30 years with very mixed results.

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