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Education hubs should be set up to support schools, says taskforce chair

Bali Haque, the chair of Tomorrow’s Schools taskforce, says bureaucracy needs to be swept away in the education system. See also: Big Read: One night with the man who could change all your children’s futures

Tomorrow’s Schools: ‘Enough reporting to ministries’ – principal

Marlborough principals would be happy to hand over ‘property management’ of their new $100 million shared campus to central government, but want to maintain school boards that can deliver education tailored to the needs of young Marlburians.

Mt Richmond Special school teacher deregistered after hitting boy with Down Syndrome

An Auckland teacher has been deregistered after hitting a Down Syndrome boy with a toy lizard.

Wellington conference to look at the future of work

Organiser John Dow said the conference  came at a time  when big issues around training and technological disruption  were at the forefront of discussions in government and business.

Birkenhead College requires parent-controlled ‘spyware’ as condition for students to access school Wi-Fi

An Auckland school has told parents they must put “spyware” on their children’s phones for the children to get access to the school’s Wi-Fi network.

King’s College bans student’s using $100 notes at tuck shop

King’s College students have been told they’re no longer allowed to use $100 notes at the school’s tuck shop.

More work needed to lift 44 schools out of financial difficulty, Government says

Forty-four New Zealand schools are in financial difficulty and more work needs to be done to ensure that number does not increase, Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

Auckland school uses scare tactics to try and make a point about school pick-ups

Shelly Park sent out a newsletter to parents saying a child had been runover and killed outside the school.

Thousands of Kiwi school students join global ‘school strike for climate’

Thousands of New Zealand school students plan to go “on strike” on March 15 to support a worldwide day of action over global warming.

NZ’s LNAAT application achieved through industry collaboration

NZCER project lead Ben Gardiner says, “It has been fantastic to see TEC respond to the need to support digital solutions for TEOs. We are delighted to have worked with ServiceIQ, Fronde, Tribal, and English Language Partners to see this project through to a successful release.

Media releases

New support package for gifted learners

Beehive: Funding for one-day schools is part of a new $1.27 million package of support for gifted education that starts this term, Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin announced today.

$25m redevelopment for Wellington Girls’ College

Planning has started for a major redevelopment of Wellington Girls’ College as Education Minister Chris Hipkins today unveiled ambitious expansion plans.

Opinion

Are teachers’ pay demands actually unrealistic?

As teachers, we know about the looming crisis in our profession. We know that a lot of the public remains unaware of what this means, and that a significant pay jolt now will save so much time, money, and disruption in the years to come.

Teachers in New Zealand are undervalued and underpaid, and our kids are suffering

I’ve been a secondary school teacher for seven years. I work in a high-decile boys’ state school teaching science to students with a range of abilities from a range of backgrounds.

Schools principals need to get a life and stop bullying kids for their looks

Top schools have been slammed for a “racist” uniform policy. I’m going to cut to chase right now, and say these principals need to go. It is time for them to walk out the school gate for the final time.
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