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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Concerns new MLEs may fail kids who need help the most

There are concerns about the effectiveness of modern learning environments (MLEs) for students with difficulties. PPTA President Jack Boyle speaks to Mike Hosking.

Gifted children win funding in coalition deal

Parents of gifted children are "stunned" that funding for gifted students has made it into the coalition deal between Labour and New Zealand First.

Dillon Scholarships available for Rotorua students with disabilities

Rotorua students who have a significant physical or intellectual disability can now apply for their share of BayTrust's $100,000 Dillon Scholarship fund to help them do tertiary study next year.

Expo for young people with disabilities

More than 25 agencies will gather at the Historic Village to share information about what support and funding they can offer young people with disabilities and their families.

Education Crisis Unaddressed

In the lead up to the election, Education For All (EFA) note only the Labour and Greens websites acknowledge Inclusive Education and outline measures to achieve an education system that will enable all students to participate and succeed, including disabled students.

Response: a different take on the realities of teaching in Manurewa

Natasha Miller teaches children in a similar catchment as that described by Sam Oldham in his controversial opinion piece, What life looks like at NZ's largest decile one high school. Here, she presents a different view.

Cries for help for Northland’s children

Northland Age editor Peter Jackson says it's time to put kids in a position where they can benefit from an education.

What life looks like at NZ’s largest decile one high school

When you work at a decile one high school, you’re confronted with the realities of child poverty on a daily basis. Teacher Sam Oldham writes from Manurewa.

New learning support initiative to be extended beyond CoL

Education Minister Nikki Kaye confirms the new learning support services programme will extend to schools not in Communities of Learning (CoL).

Kindy kids will miss out under special education reform

Clare Wells, Chief Executive New Zealand Kindergartens says channelling learning support services through communities of learning will mean many of our youngest learners will miss out.

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Off the record: Sir Ken’s talk missed the mark

One teacher who attended Sir Ken Robinson’s talk on Monday, said although it was entertaining it left him feeling “unenlightened and disappointed”.