Adventurer and outdoor education provider Sir Graeme Dingle and Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero are among those who will judge the 2018 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Award finalists, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.
The Government has announced a three-year work programme to bring about significant changes to New Zealand's education system.
Will the Auditor-General find the Minister’s handling of charter schools to be “fundamentally flawed”?
National’s education spokesperson Nikki Kaye has laid a complaint with the Auditor-General over the Education Minister’s and the Ministry of Education’s handling of charter schools, claiming there have been undeclared conflicts of interest – something the Minister denies.
More than 50 South Island schools and early learning centres are closed today because severe weather warnings have been issued for the region.
Free education remains a principle held dear by many New Zealanders who resent paying a "donation" to a state school, and in some cases refuse to pay it. The Labour Party holds the principle particularly dear and this Government is going to try to drive out donations with an extra grant to any school that does not ask for them.
There will be a show of solidarity from National to charter schools today, following a protest against their closing led by the Act Party yesterday.
The heavy downpour didn't stop about 150 parents, students and supporters from turning up at Britomart for a march to support the retention of charter schools.