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Then and now: Te Kura online – a history of change

From 100 isolated primary kids in 1922 to over 23,000 enrolments today, Te Kura Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) - formerly The Correspondence School – has a long tradition of adapting to meet the changing needs of the New Zealand school system.

New dawn for Māori history in schools

Implementation of the New Zealand history curriculum resource, Te Takanga o te Wā was launched in style at Te Papaiouru Marae in Rotorua on Saturday.

Māori students gain from different teaching style

Māori students do better in schools that teach in a different way - but the language by itself is not enough.

Opinion: Briar Lipson – Partnership schools and pre-election policies

New Zealand Initiative Research Fellow BRIAR LIPSON looks at the role partnership schools play in helping our most disadvantaged students.

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.

Unions opposed to more charter schools

Response to the government’s announcement that they are to build four more partnership schools in 2019 has been quick and unequivocal.

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.

Boarding school aimed at Māori boys has outdoor education emphasis

Taupo is to get a charter school - a boarding school aimed at Maori boys in Years 11 to 13 with an emphasis on outdoor education.

Mt Albert Grammar School’s state-of-the-art agriculture centre hopes to attract urban students

The state-of-the-art centre will bridge a gap between urban and rural communities and provide a more forward looking facility for students and the community.

Microsoft, Datacom – and theatre company – sign up to new charter school

Microsoft, Datacom - and the Auckland Theatre Company - have signed up as partners for New Zealand's newest charter school.
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