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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.