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Friday, November 24, 2017

Mike Hosking: NCEA can be saved

Mike Hosking says the education sector unions are driving a lot of change as they don’t like NCEA and they have serious influence over the Labour Party

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.

Kaye: Labour’s education plans not up to National’s standards

The Government is being warned not to be too hasty in reforming the education system.

Schools back plans to scrap National Standards

The Labour-led government's plans to scrap National Standards for primary schools have pleased one Rotorua principal who says children are "not the place to put KPIs".

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.

Govt will act on teacher shortage crisis before Christmas – Hipkins

The new Labour-led Government plans a package of measures before Christmas to overcome teacher shortages which have hit record levels in Auckland primary schools.

Our ambitious plan for education

The New Zealand Initiative Research Fellow MARTINE UDAHEMUKA supports the new Government’s long-term approach towards New Zealand’s education system.

Student fee sabre-rattling: another step in wider erosion of New Zealanders’ rights in Australia?

Pii-Tuulia Nikula, for The Conversation, says tit-for-tat policy decision-making over student fees is just a minor element in a much wider erosion of New Zealanders' rights in Australia.

Universities NZ welcomes Ministerial appointments

University Vice-Chancellors today congratulated Chris Hipkins on his appointment as Minister of Education as well as Associate Ministers of Education Kelvin Davis, Jenny Salesa, and Tracey Martin, and Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, Dr Megan Woods.

Girls’ school bans delivery drivers on school grounds

New Zealand's biggest state girls' school has banned UberEats and other fast food drivers from delivering food to students.

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Charter school student receives PM’s scholarship

Charter school student receives Prime Minister's award in spite of government opposition to charter schools.