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“Please, this is money well spent”: grandmother’s plea to keep charter schools open

A grandmother’s letter to the Prime Minister urges the Government to reconsider their opposition to charter schools.

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.

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.

Teacher organisations welcome freedom from National Standards

Primary principal and teacher organisations say teachers are looking forward to embracing the full curriculum in the absence of National Standards.

Quest to become the “best place in the world to be a child”

Educators and social services agencies were among those to praise the Prime Minister’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill, while others were critical about the focus on targets over action.

Kids left to trash school property: Hipkins says restraint balance ‘not quite right’

Some children are being left to trash classrooms because teachers are unsure of their right to restrain students following a law change.
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