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Fees-free tertiary education on its way for 2018

The new government is fast-tracking work on its fees-free tertiary education promise.

Teachers parade with pride

For the first time, early childhood, primary and secondary teachers will be marching together in the Auckland Pride Parade.

The rise of micro-credentials

Micro-credentials, also known as badges and nanodegrees, allow for specific skills or components of learning to be recognised. The Udacity nanodegree is one of three micro-credential pilot  programmes to be launched by the New Zealand Qualifications...

There are now more apprentices than university students in NZ

On Monday the Industry Training Federation (ITF) announced the 'Got a trade? Got it made!' campaign, intended to reach out to young people with the message that there's more than one way to launch a career. 

Special education reform rolled out to CoLs

The Ministry of Education is rolling out a major special education reform to Communities of Learning around New Zealand, but critics say easier access to learning support services needs to be made available to all schools, not just those in Communities of Learning.

National say they will offer support to charter schools in ‘difficult position’

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.

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.

Mount Maunganui College principal to move to Otumoetai College

"It is all a bit raw," Russell Gordon said after calling time on his role as principal of Mount Maunganui College.

Teachers warn of strikes as they seek 14.5 per cent pay rise

Teacher unions are warning of likely strikes to seek pay rises costing "hundreds of millions of dollars", including an extra allowance for teaching in areas of expensive housing such as Auckland.

Awards recognise outstanding tertiary educators

Prime Minister Bill English last night helped acknowledge some of the country's most outstanding tertiary educators, over a parliamentary dinner at the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.
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