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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Education Crisis Unaddressed

In the lead up to the election, Education For All (EFA) note only the Labour and Greens websites acknowledge Inclusive Education and outline measures to achieve an education system that will enable all students to participate and succeed, including disabled students.

Act delivers billion dollars in mock currency to education union

Act leader David Seymour has delivered a billion dollars in mock currency to an education union today in an election stunt.

So close, yet so far: why the Pay Equity Bill won’t cut it

JAYLAN BOYLE looks at the hasty introduction of the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill and why unions believe the proposed legislation will make it harder, not easier, for women to make equal pay claims.

Bilingualism the victim of scaremongering – UoA academic

Professor Stephen May of the University of Auckland says parents are increasingly taking into account whether a school focuses on bilingualism when making school choices.

Scholarship fund to launch in memory of Teresia Teaiwa

Victoria University of Wellington and Va’aomanū Pasifika, Victoria’s Pacific and Samoan Studies programme, will launch a new scholarship fund in memory of Dr Teresia Teaiwa, who passed away in March 2017.

Teacher shortage looms in the Western Bay, principals say

The Western Bay is heading in the same direction as Auckland when it comes to teacher shortages, principals in the district say.

New dawn for Māori history in schools

Implementation of the New Zealand history curriculum resource, Te Takanga o te Wā was launched in style at Te Papaiouru Marae in Rotorua on Saturday.

Teachers speak up about National Standards

National Standards is still one of the most contentious issues in primary education. The Labour Party have said that they’ll rescind National’s centrepiece education policy from the 2008 election should they find themselves in the big office after September 23 this year.

Hatch by Pacific Business Trust – Creating the commercial leaders of tomorrow

The Hatch Youth Programme was launched today by the Pacific Business Trust, providing a combination of flexible tertiary education with real-world experience.

Willie Jackson’s new charter school upsets wharekura

A new charter school planned by Labour candidate Willie Jackson's Manukau Urban Māori Authority (Muma) has upset an established Māori school in Manurewa.

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GJ Gardiner donates profits from house sales to Big Buddy

Profits from the sale of two houses - one in Hamilton and one in Pukekohe - have been donated by construction company G.J Gardiner to Big Buddy - a New Zealand charity that partners fatherless boys with a positive male role model.