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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.

Inclusive education – where are we going wrong?

New Zealand has one of the most inclusive education systems in the world. Research shows we are better at including students with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms than most other countries. Yet the stats, international assessment rankings and anecdotal evidence show that we’re not so crash-hot when it comes to meeting the needs of our priority learners and our students with special educational needs. JUDE BARBACK asks why.

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.

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).

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.

Meet Thomas’ new teacher: A dog

Thomas Preston was falling behind in class - until he started reading to a dog.

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.

Statutory manager steps into Kelston Deaf Education Centre

A school that looks after about 1200 deaf students across the upper North Island has been placed under limited statutory management.

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.

Ruapehu’s technology hub – just one part of the puzzle

All schools strive to engage with their communities. Some do it better than others. Here, JUDE BARBACK looks at an outstanding example of school-iwi partnerships in Ruapehu.
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