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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Unicef report reveals New Zealand’s poor scores for child wellbeing

Unicef has released a report today showing New Zealand is near the bottom when it comes to child wellbeing. A core reason for this is our adolescent suicide rates, the highest in the world.

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.

Alternative education for struggling teens ‘ineffective’ – Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education says alternative education for teenagers who have been kicked out of mainstream schools is "largely ineffective".

From milking cows to latte-making, practical training served up at Northland College

From milking cows to latte-making, practical training in solid work skills is being served up at Kaikohe's Northland College.

Fire in Avondale College’s toilets being treated as arson

A fire in a toilet block at Avondale College this afternoon is being treated as arson.

More than 100 NZ films now available on demand for teachers

The New Zealand Film Commission's video-on-demand platform, NZ Film On Demand, now has more than 100 titles for educators (and all NZ'ers) to access.

‘They don’t really come here to get educated’ – Indian student

Indian marketing graduate Akshay Massey says most Indians studying in courses below degree level are using the courses as a route to get residency.

NZ universities climb in world rankings – Waikato University jumps more than 100 places

By Simon Collins New Zealand universities are climbing up the world rankings as academics focus more on world-leading research. Five of the country's eight universities have risen in the latest QS rankings. Waikato University is the...

School makes food for local supermarket

Eleven and 12-year-old students at St George's in Whanganui are producing food for a local supermarket.

Girls mean business

Young people entering the workforce today are likely to have at least seven different careers during their working lives, and many of today's careers won't exist in 10 years.

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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.