Rāhina 11 o Poutū-te-rangi

Biggest shake-up of education system in 30 years has educators and parents on edge

Meetings are being held nationwide to discuss the Independent EducationTaskforce’s proposals.

‘Racist’ comments at Tomorrow’s Schools meeting in Auckland

A meeting to discuss the Tomorrow’s Schools review ended in a “fracas” after a speaker was challenged by a teacher over “racist” comments.

Students marching against climate change reject talk they’re just wagging

For Rhiannon Mackie, missing the student strike against climate change on Friday is not an option. “It is so much more important than getting an education. If we don’t solve this problem, our education is worth nothing. If we kill our planet, there is no second chance.”

Student strike over climate change gets support from teachers

Academics and teachers are throwing their weight behind students who plan to strike for climate change action.

Primary teachers ‘disappointed’ with latest pay offer, may strike on April 3

The primary teachers’ union says it is “disappointed” with a new pay offer and may hold a third national strike on April 3 if teachers reject the offer.

School leavers left out of alcohol and drug prevention programmes, research says

A generation of young people are starting university lacking adequate drug and alcohol education, research suggests.

School spends $1.2 million on overseas travel including business class flights and five star hotels in five years

New Zealand’s national correspondence school has been accused of having a “culture of extravagance” after spending more than $1.2 million on overseas travel, including business class flights and five star hotels, over the last five years.

Local Focus: How this Māori Principal turned a failing school into one of the top schools in the country

Bruce Jepsen is the Principal of one of the top achieving primary schools in the country. But 12 years ago, Te Akau ki Papamoa Primary School was anything but. “90 percent of the Māori students, whether they were boy or girl, irrespective of which iwi they were from, couldn’t read, couldn’t write and couldn’t do maths,” Jepson said.

Online gaming creators of League of Legends partners with local trust to deliver programme to youth

Rotorua-based non-profit Digital Natives Academy (DNA) is partnering with global game creators of League of Legends, Riot Games.

The woman who can’t read numbers – how her Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki tutor discovered dyscalculia

A Taranaki woman who can’t read numbers is helping to open doors to thousands of other people who struggle with maths.

Opinion

 

Editorial: Hipkins needs to rethink his tertiary shake-up

The Government ought to be listening to the building industry’s concerns about the shake-up of workforce training announced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins last month.

Conversations: Naida Glavish and the fight for a Māori voice that started with ‘kia ora’

Maybe it’s unfair to keep harking back to that time in 1984, when Naida Glavish stood her ground against the Post Office, as a telephone toll operator who risked being fired for greeting callers with: “Kia ora. “It seems outrageous today (and indeed was outrageous to many back then). But that’s the point. It shows we’re capable of progress, even if it doesn’t always seem that way.

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