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Youth Advisory Group members announced

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced the twelve young New Zealanders selected to take part in the 2018 Ministerial Youth Advisory Group.

Local Focus: Why a Whanganui kindergarten is teaching kids outdoors

A Whanganui based kindergarten is taking education into the great outdoors, with learning taking place under the watchful eye of Mother Nature.

Labour releases costings on university plans

Labour has released costing estimates for its boost to student loans and allowances – just hours after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defended not doing so.

Government reverses rule allowing kids to start school at 4

Changes to school entry rules that allowed some 4-year-olds to start school will be reversed by the new Government.

Tertiary student numbers set to rise after weekly allowance increase

Tertiary student numbers could be set to rise, with new student benefits set to kick in from next year.

Blocking Aussies from free tertiary education detrimental to economy

A decision to bar some Australians from free study in New Zealand could be detrimental to the economy.

Educating the Fidgetal Generation

JUDE BARBACK gets a glimpse at what the classroom of the future will look like at global education technology summit Bett Asia 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.

Minecraft in the classroom

Minecraft, the wildly popular computer game that is likened to playing with virtual Lego, has captivated the imaginations of children of all ages - and now it’s taking the education world by storm, discovers JUDE BARBACK.

Letting our kids run wild

'Bush schools' let children explore their creativity physically and intellectually.

Minister sets up youth advisory group

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has named 12 students for his Ministerial Youth Advisory Group.
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