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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.

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.

Unions dismayed at new charter schools

Two new charter schools have been approved for Māori students in Rotorua and Taupo, to the dismay of teacher unions. The Rotorua school, Te Rangihakahaka Centre for Science and Technology, will combine a science and...

Māori language in schools

Principal Dr Cherie Taylor-Patel from Flanshaw Road School talks about Māori language in schools.

Opinion: Flying the nest – what kohanga taught me

Ngaa Rauuira Pumanawawhiti says kohanga reo taught him a way of seeing the world

‘Mainstream school is based on force’: A look into New Zealand’s first bush school

Imagine replacing the classroom with the outdoors, math with hunting and English with cooking. That's the new reality for children at New Zealand's first bush school.

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".

Will CoOLs give the virtual learning network a permanent home?

Will communities of online learning (CoOLs) provide the Virtual Learning Network with the resourcing it needs to be sustainable and continue to develop? Or will they unleash an open educational marketplace that has the potential to undermine public schooling? JUDE BARBACK looks at the most polarising element of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill.

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.

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.
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