A grandmother’s letter to the Prime Minister urges the Government to reconsider their opposition to charter schools.
Making teaching an attractive career that is accessible to students is vital in ensuring that our best and brightest enter the field.
Approximately 1400 students will be attending New Zealand's charter (partnership) schools in 2018. They are, by and large, Maori and Pasifika children and many come with records and backgrounds that clearly show that what was previously being provided for them was not working.
Whether motivated by opportunity, adventure, war, or speedier student debt repayment, overseas experience (OE) has for generations been part of becoming a New Zealander.
New Zealand Initiative research fellow Martine Udahemuka argues that if implemented right, pay-for-performance systems are a win-win-win for principals, teachers and students.
Claire Amos celebrates her 20th teaching anniversary with a blog about the twenty reasons she believes teaching and education is the best career choice ever.
John Laing's teaching career spanned almost 40 years, a lot of that spent as a rural primary teaching principal. Last year, after weathering so many changes in the education landscape, he decided he couldn't see a way to stay in the profession until retirement and maintain what work/life balance he'd managed to hold onto. In this article John reflects on some of the reasons that stacked up behind his decision to leave education.
Alwyn Poole discusses the almost complete lack of focus on Year 1 – 13 Education in the Election Campaign.
Year 13 student FILIP VACHUDA says assigning subjects like acting, building or painting a similar academic status as subjects like Calculus, Science or History "completely misses the mark".
Primary principals and teachers look forward to a fresh start this year using robust and well-regarded assessment tools, instead of "shonky" National Standards.