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Saturday, November 25, 2017

‘They don’t really come here to get educated’ – Indian student

Indian marketing graduate Akshay Massey says most Indians studying in courses below degree level are using the courses as a route to get residency.

Watch NZH Local Focus: Science a sore point in the Bay of Plenty

Science is not being taught enough in primary and intermediate schools - something House of Science founder Chris Duggan is working to change.

Govt will act on teacher shortage crisis before Christmas – Hipkins

The new Labour-led Government plans a package of measures before Christmas to overcome teacher shortages which have hit record levels in Auckland primary schools.

Kaye: Labour’s education plans not up to National’s standards

The Government is being warned not to be too hasty in reforming the education system.

Itchy feet?

Considering swapping your Kiwi classroom for pastures new? We look at your options

Limit screen time and avoid baby walkers: New guidelines for preschoolers

Reconsider that baby walker and discourage all screen time for under-2s - that's the advice in the first official guidelines for how active preschoolers should be.

High school teachers resent higher pay for ‘experts’

A survey of high school teachers has found widespread resentment about bonuses being paid to "expert" teachers in new groups of schools.

Māori programme Inspire in Education takes shape

A man who struggled in education when he was younger has developed a programme to help keep more Maori students in school and achieving later in life.

University event to address sexual violence on campus

Lincoln University's hosting an event to inform students about sexual violence, a week after a teenager was charged with sexual assault on campus.

The long and winding road to postgrad education

Many teacher education providers are pushing for a master’s level qualification to become the minimum requirement to become a teacher, while others think this approach will deter aspiring teachers. With the initial teacher education (ITE) postgraduate pilot now in its third year, the Ministry of Education is getting closer to making a decision on the future shape of ITE. Which way will it go and what impact will it have? asks JUDE BARBACK.

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Maths fall-out continues

The fall-out from this week’s Level 1 NCEA maths exam continues, with Minister of Education Chris Hipkins ordering a report from NZQA and an open letter being signed by maths teachers. Education Central talks to a student who took the exam.