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Friday, November 24, 2017

Alwyn Poole: Charter schools are helping children who struggled previously

Since the change of government there have been two key statements on education. One is that National Standards will go. The standards have the highly likely effect of narrowing the curriculum and have been very ineffective in bringing about change.

News Bulletin: It’s not all about you

We live in wild times. John McGuire argues that an innovative culture begins with nurturing the givers in your organisation. If you want to build a strong business you’ll have to go beyond the question, ‘what’s in this just for me?’

Opinion: Peter Lyons – Teaching Economic Dogma to our Young People

Messing with Market Forces: Anyone who has done Economics 101 knows the effects of a higher minimum wage. It will cause higher unemployment as firms reduce staff or some firms go under writes Peter Lyons

Mike Hosking: NCEA can be saved

Mike Hosking says the education sector unions are driving a lot of change as they don’t like NCEA and they have serious influence over the Labour Party

Scrapping National Standards bad news for parents

Labour’s plan to dismantle National Standards shows their disregard for parents and the needs of students around the country, National Party MP Nikki Kaye says.

Opinion: Camilla Highfield – Coalition agreements a signal of support for education sector

CAMILLA HIGHFIELD is encouraged by the new coalition government's move to reinstate Te Kotahitanga and other targeted programmes that will help ensure success for all New Zealand students on an individual level.

Opinion: Conrad Waitoa – The academic model I grew up in

In a traditional academic model, we group students together, usually by age and perceived ability, and they shepherd them all together at the same pace. Here, Conrad Waitoa talks about the idea of letting students tap into their potential by mastering concepts

‘Drugged out’ students likely if cannabis legalised – principal

Fears legalising cannabis will lead to "drugged out students" in classrooms has a prominent Rotorua principal calling for a rethink on the impending referendum.

Opinion: Roger Smyth – how the new government will transform tertiary education

ROGER SMYTH anticipates some interesting changes for New Zealand’s tertiary education system under a Labour-NZ First government.

Opinion: Alwyn Poole – Charter Schools are not faceless entities

"Closing charter schools" is not a sterile action against faceless organisations, says ALWYN POOLE, in reaction to calls to abolish partnership schools following the change of government.

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Charter school student receives PM’s scholarship

Charter school student receives Prime Minister's award in spite of government opposition to charter schools.