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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Home-based early-childhood educator Oak Tree shuts down for failing to educate

Government officials have shut down a home-based early childhood education business after it repeatedly breached regulations - including failing to fulfil the "education" part of its mandate.

Rate teachers on student achievement, advises think tank

Teachers could be rated based on how much they lift student achievement, if a big-business think tank has its way.

Nothing new about guns in school

Firearms were part of the rural environment, and learning to shoot under suitable supervision taught self-discipline, self-control, hand-eye co-ordination and concentration, helping to create a better safety culture on farms and lifestyle blocks.

Rotorua teacher with passion for making a difference to receive national award

A Rotorua teacher with a passion for making a difference will be honoured with a national teaching award.

Otago University to cut 160 FTE general staff

The University of Otago plans to cut 160 staff.

Ground broken for $200m new agricultural research facility

A new agricultural facility in Canterbury is hoped to encourage better collaboration between university and industry researchers

Candidates go back to school

PPTA help candidates head back to school with schools across Ruapehu, Whanganui, Rangitikei, Manawatu and Horowhenua all in sight.

University lecturer gets key NZ First job

Political science lecturer and commentator Jon Johansson is the new chief of staff for New Zealand First.

No need to consult over sale of land earmarked for education, says Ministry

By: Nicki Harper The Ministry of Education is under way with the formal process of disposing of land in Havelock North that had been earmarked for a school, prompting criticism the move is premature before...

Teachers should not resort to violence, former principal says

It's tough for teachers to make the right decision in the heat of the moment sometimes with classroom situations being unpredictable.

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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.