In December, the government announced a new package to address teacher shortages. But as principals look further afield to staff their schools, will these measures be enough, and what effect might they already have on those deciding to enter the profession? MELISSA WASTNEY reports.
NZ Initiative research fellow BRIAR LIPSON argues we need more information on primary and secondary schools outcomes in order to improve.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced a review of Tomorrow's Schools, the system set up in 1989 under which every school has been governed by an elected board of trustees. It is not clear what he sees wrong with the system.
The Government has announced a three-year work programme to bring about significant changes to New Zealand's education system.
Will the Auditor-General find the Minister’s handling of charter schools to be “fundamentally flawed”?
National’s education spokesperson Nikki Kaye has laid a complaint with the Auditor-General over the Education Minister’s and the Ministry of Education’s handling of charter schools, claiming there have been undeclared conflicts of interest – something the Minister denies.
The Bill that enables some of the Government's flagship changes to education has passed its first reading at Parliament.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has signalled the Government could make it easier for charter schools to convert to "special character" schools as it moves to end the charter school model.