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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Canterbury schools struggling with teacher vacancies

Principals say a shortage of teachers in Canterbury appears to be subject-related.

Government pledges support for schools without staff

Chris Hipkins says there's a range of support that schools can access and they need to be talking to the Ministry of Education.

Students may be sent home as schools grapple with major teacher shortage

Many schools around the country may be affected by the continuing teacher shortage.

Opinion: Paul Moon – Te Reo’s doubtful future and the prospect of compulsion

Professor PAUL MOON says making Te Reo compulsory in schools is not the answer.

Opinion: Chris Lynch: Te Reo Maori needs relevance, not artificial feel-good factor

Te Reo Maori is in dire straits. That's the unsurprising claim made by Professor Paul Moon. He made it in his new book Killing Te Reo Maori: An Indigenous Language facing extinction.

Pacific preschools ‘set back 30 years’ by tough English-language tests

Pacific-language preschools say they have been set back 30 years by tough new English language tests that have forced the closure of all dedicated Pacific preschool teaching courses.

Bill sparks debate on languages in schools

Should every Kiwi child learn a second language? The National Party is saying 'yes' in a controversial new private member's bill.

Roll full at Rotorua’s first partnership school as opening nears

Support for Rotorua's first charter school has been "phenomenal", says the trust which will govern the school.

Asian kids in Aotearoa: The challenges they face

A new report by the Asia New Zealand Foundation finds maintaining cultural knowledge and language skills is a challenge for the growing number of under-five Asian children in New Zealand.

Fears for Camberley School after resignation of principal and four teachers

Those in the Camberley School community are worried about the future of the decile one school, after the principal and four teachers resigned in December.

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Editorial: NCEA, assessment and attitudes must change

Senior school students received their NCEA results this week and few will have been surprised. Their teachers will have ensured that most of them got their required credits from internal assessments before they sat the national exams.

New CEO for N4L