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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Huge subject gaps in NCEA pass rates stun teachers

Language students are almost five times as likely as home sciences to achieve excellence.

New NCEA report: “We should be weighing credits – not counting them”

The Ministry of Education says it will look closely at the New Zealand Initiative's suggestion of weighing NCEA credits, rather than simply counting credits, in order to effectively measure student and school performance.

Collaboration with overseas universities is essential, confirms report

New Zealand universities would benefit from more collaboration on joint research initiatives with overseas universities, a new report has found.

Fees free – student numbers jump in regions but falls flat elsewhere

Student numbers have jumped at three regional polytechnics - but the Government's fees-free policy appears to have had no impact on universities, wānanga or apprenticeships.

Youth Work apprenticeship programme provides career pathway

A new Youth Work apprenticeship programme provides another career pathway for school leavers.

Editorial: NCEA needs to lift its standards in core subjects

NCEA should raise the bar for some but keep its benefits for other.

Will removing competitive funding damage polytechs?

The Opposition has criticised the Education Minister’s decision to remove competitive funding from non-degree study, saying it will exacerbate the challenges faced by our polytech sector.

Aspire scholarships – genuine opportunity or backhanded subsidy?

A scholarship scheme offering a small number of places at private schools has been axed by the government, drawing mixed reactions from the education sector.

NZ universities hold their own in global rankings

New Zealand’s eight universities have held their own in the recent university rankings with Auckland and Otago shining in particular.

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