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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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.

Letting our kids run wild

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

Charter schools upset by prospect of govt cancelling contracts

A number of charter schools are upset at the prospect of their contracts being cancelled.

Vocational education ‘crisis’ as Manukau Institute of Technology plans to slash management jobs

Tertiary lecturers are warning of a "crisis point" in vocational education as proposed job cuts at Manukau follow Northtec's planned closure of two campuses in Northland.

Red light on charter schools, but not with urgency

The charter school model is set to be disestablished by the new Labour-led government. What will this mean for existing schools?

Alwyn Poole: Charter schools are helping children who struggled previously

Since the change of government there have been two key statements on education. One is that National Standards will go. The standards have the highly likely effect of narrowing the curriculum and have been very ineffective in bringing about change.

Cutting foreign student visas could hit 10,000 jobs: ITENZ

The Labour Party's election promise to slash foreign student numbers could result in the loss of 10,000 jobs, according to the organisation representing private tertiary institutions.

Moving on from National Standards

The new Labour-led government will soon carry out its promise to scrap the National Standards that were first implemented in primary schools in 2010. Education Central asks teachers what they think about the upcoming change.

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Editorial: NCEA, assessment and attitudes must change

Senior school students received their NCEA results this week and few will have been surprised. Their teachers will have ensured that most of them got their required credits from internal assessments before they sat the national exams.

New CEO for N4L