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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.

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?
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