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SIGNALLING AN END TO READER/WRITERS – The effectiveness of assistive technologies

When Kapiti College found providing reader/writers to its growing number of dyslexic students unsustainable, it looked to assistive technologies for answers

Plan for university in Tauranga boosts building consents

A consent issued for stage one of the new university in Tauranga's city centre has contributed to a 41.7 per cent increase in building consents issued last month.

Auckland schools in line for 30 new classrooms with space for 460 students

Thirty classrooms costing about $18 million will be built at schools around Auckland, Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

New Bethlehem-Chapman school likely to move locations

Chapman College, which will be taken over by Bethlehem College next year, will almost certainly move to a new site in the next few years, the founder has confirmed.

Chapman College to be taken over by Bethlehem College

Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced an increase to the maximum roll of Bethlehem College in Tauranga, and approval for the college to establish a new campus in Rotorua.

Bring your own approach

As it becomes increasingly necessary for students to have access to a digital device, each school must find a way to provide access that best suits its learners and its community. As JUDE BARBACK discovers, there is no single best approach, but many factors to consider, not least cost and digital equality

Crying out for Chromebooks?

With schools well-versed in the tablet vs netbook debate, Google have thrown another option into the mix. Touted as cheap, fast and functional, could Google Chromebooks be just what schools are looking for?

Relief at last for overcrowded Rowandale School in Manurewa

A chronically overcrowded Manurewa school has finally won Government funding to build six new classrooms.

School boom in the bay

What prompts the building of new schools? Who makes the decisions and how are they made? JUDE BARBACK looks at one of the fastest growing areas in the country for answers.

Uniform rort? Crackdown on ‘covert’ school fundraising

The new Education Minister has planned action to stamp out "covert" fundraising by schools such as marking up uniforms to make a profit.
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