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Friday, February 23, 2018

Comment: Free tertiary education gives Labour a point of difference

The centrepiece of Labour's education manifesto is policy as radical as any the party will release ahead of September's election.

“A new way to prove your knowledge” – micro-credentials are coming

Otago Polytechnic is about to launch EduBits – small credentials that enable applicants to ‘show what they know’ by validating their expertise. People submit evidence of their skills, as required by each EduBit, which are...

NZ university academic standards get nod of approval

An independent review released today has strongly endorsed the quality assurance system that sits across all New Zealand university academic programmes and qualifications. The review was carried out by the Academic Quality Agency for New...

Teacher deregistered for fabricating exam at St Peter’s College

A former deputy headmaster has been struck off the teachers register for fabricating an examination at his old school, St Peter's College in Auckland.

Female teacher deregistered after relationship with 16yo male student

A first-year female teacher at a small rural school has been deregistered after starting a relationship with a 16-year-old boy in her art class.

Tarawera High School honoured at Australasian learning environment awards

Kawerau's Tarawera High School has been honoured for its educational facilities at a recent awards ceremony in Singapore.

New Christchurch school to open in 2019

Christchurch's Halswell suburb is growing so fast the government has brought forward the opening of a new primary school by two years.

Education Ministry owns up: ‘We gave the wrong answer on special needs students’

The Ministry of Education has proved that students are not the only ones who make mistakes - the ministry itself has owned up to giving a wrong answer to Parliament.

Design blamed for leaks in Christchurch school

Design flaws are believed to be responsible for leaks in the six-year-old $4 million Burnside High School art and technology block.

Waste minimisation initiative attracts major funding

An initiative to make Kaipara wastefree has received $163,000 funding to go towards waste minimisation education across the district, including schools and at the annual field days.

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