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Government announces $9.5m plan to boost teacher supply

The Government has announced its plans to try and fix the country’s teacher shortage, and that includes cutting a bonus proposed by their predecessors.

The death of National Standards

Many teachers are applauding the Education Minister's announcement that National Standards are to be scrapped and replaced with a system more focused on students' progression across all areas of the curriculum.

Treasury warns of ‘gap’ in school data without national standards

The Treasury has warned that there will be "a gap in systems-level information" on primary school performance because the Government has axed national standards before putting anything in their place.

Briefings: Universities on ‘risky’ building spree

Hundreds of documents briefing new Government ministers on key policies have been released. Herald journalists have been analysing the Briefings to Incoming Ministers (Bims). Here we look at Tertiary Education.

PPTA voices concern after teacher censured for stopping boys banging heads into desks

A teacher who has been censured for stopping two boys banging each other's heads against their desks says that in hindsight she should have left them to it.

Local Focus: The school with no students

Five years ago, Tuturumuri School in Wairarapa had 22 students. Today, it has none.

Kerikeri teen part of new education advisory group

Kerikeri teenager Hadassah Wharawhara is one of 12 young people selected to form a new Ministry of Education Youth Advisory Group, established to enable her generation to have their say regarding the education system and issues that affect them.

Fees-free tertiary education gets over the line

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says fees-free tertiary education and industry training will kick-off next year for some 80,000 students. However, National's tertiary education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith has "grave concerns" about the policy and its impact on tertiary education, apprenticeships, export education and the wider economy.

Confusion over cohort entry

Schools that have already adopted cohort entry policy told to continue until law changes but with no indication of when that will be.

Changes to tertiary education welcomed by students

The government confirmed this week that it will boost financial support for tertiary students and is on track to deliver fees-free courses from next year.
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