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Rethinking deciles

Despite unrest around the current school decile system, the Ministry of Education says there are no plans yet for a formal review. JUDE BARBACK considers what’s in a number.

The Novopay nightmare: when will it end?

The Ministry of Education’s troubled payroll system is allegedly on the mend, but at what cost? JUDE BARBACK reflects on Novopay’s painful journey so far.

PPP: behind the scenes

Education Review asks Jason Wozniak of Aurecon about the decisions made and lessons learned from designing, building, and furnishing New Zealand’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP) schools at Hobsonville Point.

The future of Teachers Council

The future of Teachers Council With the latest round of consultation underway following the review of New Zealand Teachers Council, all signs are pointing towards a new statutory independent professional body. JUDE BARBACK takes stock of the change afoot for the Teachers Council.

Meeting the man who heads up the Ministry

Education Review asks Secretary for Education PETER HUGHES about his vision for the Ministry and his views on leadership.

Inequality of school achievement: why the events of 2012 will not fix the problem

JOHN CLARK examines the long tail of underachievement through key events this year, including the class sizes controversy, charter schools debate, National Standards, and the Ministerial Cross-Sector Forum on Raising Achievement.

Signs of a world-class education

Amid a fairly tumultuous year for New Zealand education lurk many, many examples of positive, inspiring learning initiatives. Education Review plucks a few stories to share with readers who will no doubt be able to relate to all the good stuff that’s happening in our schools.

Decile decisions

The Education Review Office’s decision to scrap decile ratings from its school reports raises the question of the purpose and usefulness of the school decile system. JUDE BARBACK reports.

What the lunchboxes told us

The questions over who is to blame for children coming to school with neither breakfasts in their tummies nor a school lunch in their bag has quickly turned to: what can we do about this problem? JUDE BARBACK reports.

League tables: learning from experience

If there was a league table for international education systems, New Zealand would likely rank near the top. Will the introduction of primary school league tables see our ranking plummet?
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