A liberal Auckland high school says its students' top marks in national tests are partly because the school refuses to stream them into top, middle and bottom classes.
A secondary school teacher says teachers need to inform themselves about what CoLs are achieving before passing judgement.
PPTA president Jack Boyle sheds some light on the controversial findings of a recent communities of learning (COL) survey.
Peter Lyons believes Communities of Learning (CoLs) are an ill-defined policy and a waste of money
One teacher says the pressure from school leadership, boards and Ministry to meet NCEA achievement targets is zapping the creativity and innovation from their teaching practice.
Catherine Kelsey says the polarising perspectives discussed in the recent articles on 21st century skills published on Education Central are unhelpful and dangerous. Teachers should focus on the needs of their students and communities, rather than those of the workforce.
Peter O’Connor says removing education as a political football could be this government’s greatest achievement.
The widening gap between the have-nots and have-lots requires bridges not diversions writes Terry Sarten.
STEVE MORRIS responds to Briar Lipson’s polarising article on 21st century skills.