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Friday, January 19, 2018

Improving Māori student achievement through effective use of data

Research out of the University of Auckland highlights just how important the effective use of quality data in schools is in helping to raise Māori student achievement.

Roquette opens new Asia Pacific Headquarters and an Innovation Center in Singapore

Roquette opens new Asia Pacific Headquarters - these new facilities will be focused on Food, Nutrition and Pharma to better address eating habits and health concerns of Asian consumers.

‘Role Model’ teachers are central to good character education

New research shows that when teachers view themselves as character educators it helps develop a shared "virtue literacy" with students.

New method of measuring skills employers desire proves popular

A New Zealand company has adapted an American model of testing, aimed at measuring skills that employers find most useful.

Sex too sensitive for Asian parents to talk about

Sex is too sensitive for Asian parents to talk about and they want schools to handle it, a new survey has found.

Parents want more life skills taught at school

A new study shows Kiwi parents want their children to be taught life skills as part of their education.

Treating vision conditions improves education in low decile schools: new research

The education and social development of many low decile school students is being impacted by their poor vision according to new Massey University research.

UK academics advocate phonics for literacy

Two UK educators will be speaking in New Zealand next month, discussing the idea that an intensive focus on phonics in early schooling could improve literacy outcomes. 

Tertiary education snapshot shows good completion and employment rates

Same, same, and only a little bit different could sum up the findings of the first three publications of the six-part Ministry of Education’s 2016 Profiles and Trends series. By JODY HOPKINSON.

Endeavour Fund to invest $248m in research

Funding has been awarded for 68 new science research projects that will benefit New Zealand environmentally, economically, and socially.

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New CEO for N4L

Creator of 2degrees mobile Larrie Moore is the new chief executive for Network for Learning.