A major announcement regarding the future of New Zealand’s polytechnics is expected this afternoon. Education Minister Chris Hipkins says several institutions are on borrowed time.
Wintec’s new boss, who was on big spending trips to Asia with former CEO Mark Flowers, won’t explain where taxpayers’ money was spent.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins said Wintec needs to urgently review its policies and systems in the wake of findings by Audit New Zealand and Simon Mount QC.
An academic programme with hundreds of Māori high school students on its books and hundreds more on a waiting list will run out of funding in April.
International linguistic app Drops has entered the growing New Zealand market for te reo Māori language tools. Drops allows users to match an image and the corresponding word in Māori with a swipe of their finger.
Researchers have whittled down a massive 8 million tweets, to a more manageable 1.3 million to look at how te reo Maori is being used in the genre.
The government last year blocked Victoria University of Wellington’s bid to change its name, however the university appears to not be ruling out ploughing ahead with the divisive plan.
I was very excited to see the outcomes of Bali Haque’s Tomorrow’s Schools Review. It is insightful, clear, and I think, largely correct. I hope we have the courage to implement the review’s recommendations – all bar one.
I don’t believe that school-based teacher preparation pathways will improve the quality of new teachers, and believe it will have a raft of unfortunate consequences for schools and their learners.
Open Polytechnic: Ako Aotearoa, delivers professional learning development opportunities to New Zealand’s tertiary teachers, trainers and educators. It has signed an agreement to use the Open Polytechnic’s iQualify learning platform for their course delivery.
Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens: Parents wanting quality early childhood education for their children should look for services that have 100 percent qualified teachers, says one of the country’s largest Kindergarten Associations.