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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Vote 2017: The Big Issues – watch a rundown of the two big parties’...

As part of the Herald's Election 2017 coverage The Big Issues aims to explain where the major political parties stand on those issues most important to New Zealanders.

Opinion: Piecemeal policies won’t fix education

'Closing the Gap' educators say that a commitment to fully free education is the only way to tackle New Zealand’s high level of education inequality.

Opinion: Ngaa Rauuira Pumanawawhiti – Maori language needs place to thrive

Let's not ignore the big brown taniwha in the room - let's do our best to celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori says Ngaa Rauuira Pumanawawhiti

Opinion: Lynda Stuart – Teachers not buying into online National Standards reporting

Constant measuring of reading, writing and mathematics won't help our students to grow - National Standards data has proven that.

What would New Zealand education look like under an Act government?

JUDE BARBACK interviews Act Party leader David Seymour about Act’s education policies.

NZ Herald editorial: Te reo should be first choice on National’s list

A unique indigenous language has a value to any country that far exceeds any material or cultural gain that might come from turning out pupils proficient in a language more widely spoken in the world.

Sharp criticism for National Standards Plus

Teacher unions believe National Standards Plus is a step in the wrong direction for New Zealand education.

New pilot to identify disengaged learners earlier

A new pilot for supporting disengaged young people to stay in education longer will be carried out at five Communities of Learning before being rolled out to all schools.

National’s plans to bolster National Standards

National will update National Standards as part of its $379 million education package.

What would New Zealand education look like under a NZ First government?

JUDE BARBACK talks to NZ First's education spokesperson Tracey Martin about her party's education policies.

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GJ Gardiner donates profits from house sales to Big Buddy

Profits from the sale of two houses - one in Hamilton and one in Pukekohe - have been donated by construction company G.J Gardiner to Big Buddy - a New Zealand charity that partners fatherless boys with a positive male role model.