The country's largest education union wants to see more training for teachers dealing with increasingly violent situations.
It's tough for teachers to make the right decision in the heat of the moment sometimes with classroom situations being unpredictable.
Year 9 and 10 students in five West Auckland schools are being targeted in a new campaign to check they have not missed out on the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.
The latest survey of schools by the New Zealand Council of Educational Research reflects some worrying trends for teachers and principals.
A Far North school is under fire for naming a classroom after a tragedy in which multiple children died.
A number of charter schools are upset at the prospect of their contracts being cancelled.
The new Education Minister has planned action to stamp out "covert" fundraising by schools such as marking up uniforms to make a profit.
An investigation into "unacceptable practices" at an education provider run by the Manukau Institute of Technology stopped short of following up on allegations that tutors filled in their students' assignments.