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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Whangarei’s Te Kapehu Whetu sees future despite Government axing charter schools

The chief executive of Whangarei's Te Kapehu Whetu school is not fazed by charter schools getting a fail mark and the Government shutting the book on them.

“Please, this is money well spent”: grandmother’s plea to keep charter schools open

A grandmother’s letter to the Prime Minister urges the Government to reconsider their opposition to charter schools.

Rotorua’s first charter school officially open

Rotorua's first partnership school has celebrated its official opening with a dawn ceremony attended by more than 200 people.

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.

Military charter school may be mothballed

Negotiations over Christchurch's proposed Vanguard Military School will continue into the New Year.

Global honour for Hawke’s Bay Longworth Education forest school

A family that has shown kids the joy of learning in the environment, and shared the value with thousands of teachers, has made a list of the world's most innovative educators.

Time to take a serious look at our literacy

The news that our children's reading abilities are slipping should be a wake-up call. For the first time in 15 years, not only have we been overtaken by similar countries, but our literacy levels have actually regressed.

Uncertain future for charter schools

As school year draws to a close, charter schools are anxious to know what decision the Education Minister will make for their future.

Te Kura hits back at criticism

Te Kura – The Correspondence School is being criticised for its big spending on overseas travel among other things. Te Kura’s board chair Karen Sewell responds.

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.

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Off the record: Sir Ken’s talk missed the mark

One teacher who attended Sir Ken Robinson’s talk on Monday, said although it was entertaining it left him feeling “unenlightened and disappointed”.