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Charter school disappointed over mixed messages regarding future

A Maori charter school's disappointed with the mixed messages it's receiving regarding its future.

Bill English slams Labour’s decision to scrap charter schools

Labour's decision to scrap charter schools has been slammed by National's leader Bill English.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins introduces bill to end National Standards and charter schools

Education Minister Chris Hipkins is closing the door on future charter schools and giving existing ones notice that he can make them close up shop by the end of the school year - though he still hasn't visited one as minister.

Maths teachers stalled by red tape

Two South African maths teachers have been unable to start work at Rangitoto College because of delays in getting visas and New Zealand teacher registration.

Calling all ECE teachers for research project

SUSAN BATES is calling for early childhood teachers to participate in a research project aimed at gauging conditions, expectations and experiences of ECE teachers in New Zealand, in the context of their health and well-being.

Mental health services for Tauranga students

Some students in Tauranga will now have access to specialist mental health support at school as part of a health funded pilot focused on building children's resilience and general wellbeing.

Beginning Teacher Project gets high praise

Supporters of the Auckland Beginning Teacher Project are calling for others to grab the opportunity

“The Cinderella of education” – how ECE is regarded in New Zealand

New Zealand's newest professor of early childhood education, Professor Helen Hedges, says New Zealand needs to place more value on ECE and reflect this in policy and budgetary decisions.

Students share their experiences of school and education

A new report shares some key insights into young New Zealanders' experience of school and what's important to them when it comes to their education.

Report: Racism prevalent at Kiwi schools

Kiwi kids say they are experiencing racism from other students and teachers at school, according to a survey.
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