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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Editorial: US teachers face a different sort of stress

As a survey is released calling for action over New Zealand teachers’ workload, on the other side of the world US schools are contemplating arming their staff for protection. By Jude Barback.

Sexuality education: timely advice for Kiwi teachers

International expert says New Zealand is lacking in community consultation when it comes to sexuality education. By REBEKAH FRASER.

Calls for zoning rules to be relaxed for vulnerable children

The parents of a bullied autistic boy say the Ministry of Education needs to relax zoning rules for vulnerable children.

Losing the battle: The desperate need for more mental health funding in schools

ROWAN EDWARDS says we urgently need to increase funding for mental health services at primary and intermediate schools.

Calling all ECE teachers for research project

SUSAN BATES is calling for early childhood teachers to participate in a research project aimed at gauging conditions, expectations and experiences of ECE teachers in New Zealand, in the context of their health and well-being.

Mental health services for Tauranga students

Some students in Tauranga will now have access to specialist mental health support at school as part of a health funded pilot focused on building children's resilience and general wellbeing.

Students share their experiences of school and education

A new report shares some key insights into young New Zealanders' experience of school and what's important to them when it comes to their education.

Quest to become the “best place in the world to be a child”

Educators and social services agencies were among those to praise the Prime Minister’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill, while others were critical about the focus on targets over action.

Double the number of educational psychologists needed

As the Government announces an inquiry into mental health and addiction services, education groups are calling for double the number of educational psychologists employed in the public sector to improve the mental health of young people.

Stressful job worth it, say principals who love their job

School principals deal with very high levels of stress, according to new research from the New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

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Off the record: Sir Ken’s talk missed the mark

One teacher who attended Sir Ken Robinson’s talk on Monday, said although it was entertaining it left him feeling “unenlightened and disappointed”.