Thursday 19 April

Survey of te reo revitalisation activities open

People who have organised, participated in, or funded activities or developed resources to support te reo Māori revitalisation still have time to complete an online survey about their efforts.

CPAG education expert appointed to education Taskforce

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is thrilled with the Minister of Education’s appointment of Professor John O’Neill to the Independent Taskforce to Review Tomorrow’s Schools…

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Wednesday 18 April

Education leader on taskforce to review schools

A Massey education leader who is passionate about the need for equity in education has been appointed to a government taskforce to undertake the biggest review in 30 years of the way our schools are governed, managed and administered…

Council-backed science workshops testing time for secondary students

On a rainy afternoon, a couple of  dozen students from secondary schools around the Hutt Valley gathered in a classroom for a run through of tough chemistry concepts…

Tuesday 17 April

The basic flaw in our education system

English and History are the casualties of the lottery that is our National Curriculum. The selection of topics depends upon teachers and schools. Some students may receive a rich dose of English or History or similar subjects such as Te Reo or Music. Others may get little. The tragedy is that those who are already disadvantaged are more likely to get less of this rich knowledge that leads to success…

Ministry of Education decline thousands of funding applications for kids with special needs

Well-behaved autistic children are falling through the cracks because they can’t get government funding, according to a Hamilton-based clinical psychologist…

Stepping Stone into Trades Careers for Dyslexic Youth

A new training programme kicks off in South Auckland later this month to help youth with Dyslexia launch careers in engineering and welding…

Concerns raised about NCEA level 1 as review takes place

Fairfield College principal Richard Crawford says the school is turning years 11 and 12 into a “two-year journey”, rather than focusing on passing NCEA levels 1 and 2…

Replacement found for Stage Challenge

Hundreds of young musicians and performers will get their first shot at stardom at new school arts events later this year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today…

Survey shows strong public support for big teacher pay rise in New Zealand

New research has shown strong public support for more government spending on public education, including a significant pay rise for teachers and more support for children with additional learning needs…

Palmerston North Boys’ High School students may not get NCEA level 1 in 2019

Palmerston North Boys’ High School rector David Bovey says not offering NCEA level 1 could benefit students and teachers…

Monday 16 April

Back to curriculum for school reports

For the first time in 10 years primary schools around the country will be sending school mid-year reports home for year four and above students which are not based on assessments against National Standards…

College spends fraction of budget on learning

A troubled Māori Catholic school is spending less than one percent of its operating funding on student learning…

Female school principals finally overtake males in NZ schools

Women have finally overtaken men as principals of New Zealand schools, decades after teaching became a female-dominated profession…

Friday 13 April

Maori STEM Academy students blast off to NASA

On Monday 16 April, 15 students from the Puhoro STEM Academy will be taking off to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Centre in Houston, as part of their ongoing science studies…

Ensuring a strong polytechnic sector for New Zealand’s regions

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has outlined a programme of work to reform the polytechnic sector to make sure these institutions are sustainable and effective in delivering for our regions.

ECE problems bigger than official figures show

Problems in the early childhood sector run much deeper than official complaint figures indicate, an early childhood researcher says…

Thursday 12 April

Kiwi teachers awarded for future-focused education

Today The Mind Lab by Unitec and NEXT Foundation have commended two Kiwi teachers for their dedication to bring education into the 21st century, and finding innovative approaches ensure students build the skills they need for our rapidly changing world…

Hipkins: Ensuring a strong polytechnic sector

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has outlined a programme of work to reform the polytechnic sector to make sure these institutions are sustainable and effective in delivering for our regions…

Pasifika students’ success in NCEA thrills principal

A prominent Pasifika principal is “thrilled” that Pasifika students have almost caught up with Europeans in the top two levels of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)…

NCEA pass rate improvements may be over

The era of steady year-on-year increases in NCEA pass rates may be over. Latest NCEA results show 2017’s pass rates are little different to those of 2016 at a national level, although there’s been some big gains for Pasifika and Asian students. It’s a stark change from previous years, where pass rates for Years 11, 12 and 13 have all increased by one or more percentage points. RNZ education correspondent, John Gerritsen, filed this report…

ECE complaints data released

A new report released today by the Ministry of Education provides greater transparency and additional information to parents, says Deputy Secretary Sector Enablement and Support Katrina Casey…

Wednesday 11 April

Survey shows strong public support for big teacher pay rise

New research shows strong public support for more Government spending on public education, including a significant pay rise for teachers and more support for children with additional learning needs…

New director targets tertiary education

Andrew (Anaru) Luke has been appointed as Director of Maori Education at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

Boosting tertiary achievements for Māori students is a top priority for a new education boss…

Pacific students almost catch up with Europeans in NCEA

Pacific students have almost caught up with Europeans in the top two levels of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) for the first time since the qualification was introduced 15 years ago…