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ERO study – Shared vision and approach vital to student achievement

A new Education Review Office study shows that a shared understanding of the data, targets, approaches and strategies can lead to improved outcomes for students.

Toi Ohomai gets $700k for Maori health research project

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology has received $700,000 in National Science Challenge funding to research new designs for sustainable and affordable homes and identify how these contribute to health and wellbeing for Maori.

Wearable cameras will record the marketing of ‘healthy’ food to children

Children will wear small portable cameras on their clothes as part of a new Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland study that will investigate how the marketing of healthy products and lifestyles affects children’s everyday lives.

Teachers, parents lose faith in homework

More than a third of New Zealand teachers and parents say they are increasingly doubting the value of homework.

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.
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