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Waikato principals urge radical changes to schooling system amid growing inequity

Waikato principals are backing calls for a radical shake-up in education, with one school leader slamming the current system as a “big fat failure”.

Principal denies misinformation on education changes

The principal of Massey High School in West Auckland, Glen Denham, denies he’s spreading falsehoods.

Engineering firms struggle to hire diverse workforce

Engineering companies are improving diversity, but while they are hiring more female graduates, they are struggling to diversify among other groups. This is a problem universities are working to address, others argue the problem starts much earlier than that.

School bullying victim uses lessons to help build teen esteem

Motueka woman Stacey Maree understands first-hand the problems that bullying can cause. She is using lessons from her own experience to help young people.

Curious change to Victoria University of Wellington logo amid name debacle which could be legally challenged

In recent weeks the institute has made slight but noticeable changes to its logo on its website – omitting the “of” in Victoria University of Wellington and dropping the original Māori name.

Auckland school defends fake story of child killed in car crash

Shelly Park School in east Auckland shared the story of the fake accident in its newsletter last Tuesday in a bid to tackle its ongoing problems with parking.

Student loan border arrests to stay, for now

Education Minister Chris Hipkins said while arresting loan defaulters would not have been a policy he would have introduced, for now it would stay as it was not a legislative priority for the Government.

Opinion

 

Protesting students should be seen and heard

Lucy Gray and her classmates are planning a protest for climate change in Christchurch. The Christchurch 12-year-old, in response to criticism about students taking a day off school to highlight climate change, had this to say: “Teachers, they strike all the time to get what they want and that’s just money. We want our future.”

Media releases

 

Secondary teachers support student climate action

PPTA: PPTA, the union and professional association for secondary teachers, welcomes the energy and engagement shown by New Zealand students in their fight for climate justice.

New research offers insights into how mothers choose ECE

Ministry of Social Development:  Mothers, on average, take 25 weeks leave from work when they have a child, their use of teacher-led early childcare education (ECE) services increases with the hours a mother works and with the age of the child, and income and the hours of work affect uptake of ECE services, are some of the findings of a recent Auckland University study.

Education in schools needed to address gender equality

Auckland University of Technology:  We need to teach boys and girls that, besides a few anatomic differences, there is very little else that differentiates men and women says Dr Pani Farvid, senior lecturer in psychology at AUT’s School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies.

 

 

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