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What will National Standards look like post-election?

This year’s election is about to hove into view and it’s time once more to consider everybody’s pitch. National Standards is a flagship government policy that’s very much on the line, with the controversy and opposition to its introduction nearly a decade ago refusing to go away. JAYLAN BOYLE considers again some of the main objections and invites Labour’s Chris Hipkins to discuss his version of a post-National Standards world.

On-job training the way forward for service sector

Industry training organisation for New Zealand's service sectors, ServiceIQ, responds to an open letter signed by 100 companies calling for more opportunities for on-the-job training for workers in these sectors.

New Zealand’s first charter school – three years on

JUDE BARBACK checks in on New Zealand’s first charter school nearly three years on to find out how it is progressing, in spite of ongoing opposition to the partnership schools model.

Mercury CEO: Change starts in the education system

Mercury chief executive Fraser Whineray believes New Zealand should aspire to be more like Switzerland, and it starts in the education system.

Sweeping changes to City College’s curriculum for 2018

Whanganui City College is scrapping its subject-based learning.

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.

New Ngati Whakaue-run charter school a ‘vision realised’

Ngati Whakaue will open its own charter school in Rotorua - a move 12 years in the making.

Alternative education for struggling teens ‘ineffective’ – Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education says alternative education for teenagers who have been kicked out of mainstream schools is "largely ineffective".

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.
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