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Country kids thrive, says Ratapiko School principal

Country kids are different to town kids and they thrive in a school which can understand and support their rural lifestyle.

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.

Students speak out on education policy

Life skills, mental health support and an investigation into the modern student workload are some of the issues Kiwi students want to see policy makers pay attention, regardless of who wins on Saturday.

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.

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.

Teachers speak up about National Standards

National Standards is still one of the most contentious issues in primary education. The Labour Party have said that they’ll rescind National’s centrepiece education policy from the 2008 election should they find themselves in the big office after September 23 this year.

Willie Jackson’s new charter school upsets wharekura

A new charter school planned by Labour candidate Willie Jackson's Manukau Urban Māori Authority (Muma) has upset an established Māori school in Manurewa.

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.

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.

Why teachers have 10 years before robots take over

Robots will begin replacing teachers in the classroom within the next 10 years as part of a revolution in one-to-one learning, a leading British educationist has predicted.
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