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Fees-free tertiary education on its way for 2018

The new government is fast-tracking work on its fees-free tertiary education promise.

What would New Zealand education look like under a National government?

In the final of Education Central's interview series about political parties' education policies, JUDE BARBACK talks to Education Minister Nikki Kaye about National's plans for education.

Scrapping National Standards bad news for parents

Labour’s plan to dismantle National Standards shows their disregard for parents and the needs of students around the country, National Party MP Nikki Kaye says.

PM says compromise will help charter schools to convert rather than close

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.

Sharp criticism for National Standards Plus

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

Information sought post charter schools decision

A new bill spelling an end to future charter schools was introduced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins last week.

Zero-fees, no student allowance policy for tertiary education

UnitedFuture leader Hon Peter Dunne said the party would seek to remove tuition fees for tertiary education in New Zealand, accompanied by a push to increase the quality of tertiary education and protect the value...

Bill ending charter schools, national standards passes first reading

The Bill that enables some of the Government's flagship changes to education has passed its first reading at Parliament.

Labour’s education plans revealed: Primary school league tables axed, big NCEA shakeup

Primary school league tables will be axed, and high-school exams are in for a big shake-up as the new Labour-led Government moves to make schools focus on learning rather than assessment.

Is this the future of NCEA?

Simon Collins examines one school’s experience of what education might look like under the new Labour-led Government.
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