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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Polyfest at 43: Potential for deep learning – untapped!

Siliva Gaugatao believes Polyfest offers opportunities for greater student engagement and deeper learning.

Education Matters to Me: detailed reports published

A series of six more detailed reports have been published following the release of Education Matters To Me, a study conducted jointly by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) and the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) which sought to examine how students feel about education in New Zealand.

Tomorrow’s Schools overhaul ready to get underway

The wheels are in motion for a major review of Tomorrow’s Schools with the terms of reference announced today.

Opinion: William Lewis – Jacinda Ardern’s fees-free scheme an untargeted mistake

William Lewis questions Jacinda Ardern's fees-free scheme

Collaboration with overseas universities is essential, confirms report

New Zealand universities would benefit from more collaboration on joint research initiatives with overseas universities, a new report has found.

NCEA not up to standard, new report says

The flexibility of NCEA may also be its drawback, according to a new report by public policy think tank the New Zealand Initiative (NZI).

Education sector welcomes moves to streamline pay equity claims process

The Government has indicated it will look to make the pay equity claims process easier, fairer, and more efficient - news that has been welcomed by the education sector which is seeking pay equity for support staff and other groups.

‘Healthy’ marketing to children gets zero health star rating

After mounting pressure, food giant Nestlé has announced it will remove the 4.5 Health Star Rating it currently displays on MILO packaging.

Te reo Maori to be taught to kids in Sydney from Otangarei

From small town Otangarei a local teacher could be teaching te reo to a group of Maori students across the ditch.

Online exam pilot a ‘disaster’: ‘we were run off our feet solving problems’

Moving school exams online hit problems after students were locked out of a pilot assessment labelled a "disaster" by one school.

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