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Saturday, November 25, 2017

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.

New head for Wanganui Collegiate

Wanganui Collegiate School has a new headmaster, who will lead the school for the rest of 2017.

Sharp criticism for National Standards Plus

Teacher unions believe National Standards Plus is a step in the wrong direction for New Zealand education.

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.

School to review uniform policy after girl wears trousers

Whanganui High School will review its uniform policy in the wake of one of its female students insisting on wearing trousers to school.

Educator & former All Blacks captain Sir John Graham farewelled

Watch: A thunderous haka closed Sir John Graham's funeral today.

Writing gap between girls and boys widens to new record

Huge gaps between boys and girls, and among New Zealand's main ethnic groups, show no sign of closing in the latest data on primary school literacy and numeracy.

Why does nobody know about the Voluntary Bonding Scheme?

The NZEI says the Government has been seemingly shy about promoting an existing bonding scheme, which could be an effective tool in easing shortages, particularly in Auckland.

Teachers’ PLD to become Education Council’s responsibility

Responsibility for teachers’ professional learning and development (PLD) will be transferred from the Ministry of Education to the Education Council.

Fees-free tertiary education on its way for 2018

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

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Maths fall-out continues

The fall-out from this week’s Level 1 NCEA maths exam continues, with Minister of Education Chris Hipkins ordering a report from NZQA and an open letter being signed by maths teachers. Education Central talks to a student who took the exam.