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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.

Opinion: Conrad Waitoa – The academic model I grew up in

In a traditional academic model, we group students together, usually by age and perceived ability, and they shepherd them all together at the same pace. Here, Conrad Waitoa talks about the idea of letting students tap into their potential by mastering concepts

New private sports school planned for Tauranga

Plans are in place for a new private school in Tauranga which will allow talented young athletes to complete NCEA while honing skills in their chosen sport.

Sweeping changes to City College’s curriculum for 2018

Whanganui City College is scrapping its subject-based learning.

Opinion: Alwyn Poole – Charter Schools are not faceless entities

"Closing charter schools" is not a sterile action against faceless organisations, says ALWYN POOLE, in reaction to calls to abolish partnership schools following the change of government.

Rotorua educators: Mixed views on new Government

Rotorua's education sector has had mixed reactions to the country's new Government and what it could mean for controversial projects like charter or partnership schools and National Standards.

Tenacity, teamwork may replace rote learning in Kiwi schools

Rote learning may be finally on the way out of our schools, as 4000 Kiwi students try out a new system of measuring the skills that employers really want - such as tenacity and team work.
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