Will the Auditor-General find the Minister’s handling of charter schools to be “fundamentally flawed”?
National’s education spokesperson Nikki Kaye has laid a complaint with the Auditor-General over the Education Minister’s and the Ministry of Education’s handling of charter schools, claiming there have been undeclared conflicts of interest – something the Minister denies.
The parents of a bullied autistic boy say the Ministry of Education needs to relax zoning rules for vulnerable children.
Parents of students at Tai Wānanga don't pay anything for education - but they pay $4 a day for the school to give their children breakfast and lunch.
New Zealand has one of the most inclusive education systems in the world. Research shows we are better at including students with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms than most other countries. Yet the stats, international assessment rankings and anecdotal evidence show that we’re not so crash-hot when it comes to meeting the needs of our priority learners and our students with special educational needs. JUDE BARBACK asks why.
The Bill that enables some of the Government's flagship changes to education has passed its first reading at Parliament.
New Zealand Initiative research fellow Martine Udahemuka argues that if implemented right, pay-for-performance systems are a win-win-win for principals, teachers and students.
ROWAN EDWARDS says we urgently need to increase funding for mental health services at primary and intermediate schools.
Dr Ann Milne says she cannot think of a single Māori parent, grandparent, teacher, or educator who would be ‘surprised’ at claims of racism in our schools.
A British study has found no noticeable effects from a year-long school-based programme that aimed to improve the health of primary-aged children, leading to calls for evidence-based measures.