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Friday, November 24, 2017

Teachers want more training to deal with violent situations

The country's largest education union wants to see more training for teachers dealing with increasingly violent situations.

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.

DHB to give West Auckland secondary students jabs at school

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.

School survey finds high stress levels and staff struggles

The latest survey of schools by the New Zealand Council of Educational Research reflects some worrying trends for teachers and principals.

Far North intermediate school uses ‘forbidden’ name linked to child tragedy

A Far North school is under fire for naming a classroom after a tragedy in which multiple children died.

New charter schools under threat

Four new charter schools could be unlikely to proceed as the Education Minister says their contracts were signed too close to the election.

Charter schools upset by prospect of govt cancelling contracts

A number of charter schools are upset at the prospect of their contracts being cancelled.

Uniform rort? Crackdown on ‘covert’ school fundraising

The new Education Minister has planned action to stamp out "covert" fundraising by schools such as marking up uniforms to make a profit.

Tertiary cheating claims at MIT-owned company not followed up

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.

Two more schools drop NCEA Level 1

Two more schools have told their students not to bother about getting the first level of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA).

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Charter school student receives PM’s scholarship

Charter school student receives Prime Minister's award in spite of government opposition to charter schools.