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Schools opposing changes maybe misinforming parents

Dr Cathy Wylie speaking in her capacity as a member on the Government’s Independent Taskforce on the Tomorrow’s Schools Review.

Kindergarten enters partnership for complex needs preschoolers

Preschoolers with complex needs are set to be given better access to developmental support in the Central North Island’s regions.

National Party’s Nikki Kaye predicts third strike for primary schools ahead

National education spokesperson Nikki Kaye said on Tuesday issues raised by the primary and secondary teachers’ and principals’ unions had not been resolved.

Students sitting on knees, standing in door ways on overcrowded buses on Auckland’s North Shore

North Shore parents claim students are sitting on knees, standing in door ways and being left behind amid reports of overcrowded buses. But, Auckland Transport (AT) added another large bus on the service after one incident of overcrowding two weeks ago and believed that had largely solved the problem.

Mixed transport for school commute a beneficial option – study

If the distance from home to school is a bit far for your teenager to walk or bike, but you’re worried about their physical activity levels, a University of Otago study may have the answer.

Global interest in New Zealand’s first ‘green school’

The team planning to build New Zealand’s first Green School say hundreds of families from around the world have expressed interest in enrolling their children – a year before it is due to open.

Northland school forks out for meningococcal vaccinations

Kaihu Valley School Principal Sonia Simeon was outraged when she realised the 14 pupils at her tiny school were not eligible for free vaccinations of the meningococcal W strain.

UK tenth best in world for teaching ’21st-century skills’

The top three countries overall were Finland, followed by Switzerland then NewZealand. The index differs from other international league tables, because rather than rating countries on “outputs” in the form of test results, it judges them on “inputs” – namely whether a nation’s policy, teaching and socio-economic environment is conducive to teaching “future-oriented skills”.

Canadian student lays human rights complaint over uni rejection

A Canadian student denied an exchange to Victoria University because of her mental illness has laid a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.