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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).

Red light on charter schools, but not with urgency

The charter school model is set to be disestablished by the new Labour-led government. What will this mean for existing schools?

Fees-free tertiary education on its way for 2018

The new government is fast-tracking work on its fees-free tertiary education promise.

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.

Teachers relieved to see pay equity bill scrapped

The new government will keep to their campaign promise of stopping the Pay Equity Bill introduced.

Moving on from National Standards

The new Labour-led government will soon carry out its promise to scrap the National Standards that were first implemented in primary schools in 2010. Education Central asks teachers what they think about the upcoming change.

University lecturer gets key NZ First job

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

New private sports school planned for Tauranga

Plans are in place for a new private school in Tauranga which will allow talented young athletes to complete NCEA while honing skills in their chosen sport.

IRD reviews tax rebates for school donations

Tax rebates for donations to schools may be tightened because of concerns that some "donations" may actually be fees for services.

New Education Minister welcomed with a briefing from educators

The announcement today of Chris Hipkins as the new Education Minister and Tracey Martin, Kelvin Davis and Jenny Salesa as Associate Education Ministers is great news for children and educators.
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