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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Editorial: No fees will mean fewer places for foreign students

Poorly considered public policy usually has damaging logical consequences. Labour's free tertiary education policy may have brought it votes at this year's election but the consequences are just becoming apparent.

Victoria University’s controversial tax exemption

Victoria University is getting an even sweeter deal for its former Karori campus than first thought.

Government reverses rule allowing kids to start school at 4

Changes to school entry rules that allowed some 4-year-olds to start school will be reversed by the new Government.

Opinion: Sandy Farquhar – ‘Will the new government make ECE a priority?’

Early childhood education could be back on the political agenda after nine cold years of inadequate government action. Dr Sandy Farquhar writes.

Tertiary student numbers set to rise after weekly allowance increase

Tertiary student numbers could be set to rise, with new student benefits set to kick in from next year.

Teacher of the Moment: Andre Jay

Education Central asks Bay of Plenty teacher ANDRE JAY about his career path to date and the highs and lows of teaching.

Blocking Aussies from free tertiary education detrimental to economy

A decision to bar some Australians from free study in New Zealand could be detrimental to the economy.

Australians to be blocked from free study

Families across the Tasman are taking note of New Zealand's free tertiary scheme - but unless they have lived here long-term they will be locked out.

130,000 tertiary students to get an extra $50/wk next year

More than 130,000 students will have $50 extra in their pockets next year, as the Government moves to make tertiary education more affordable.

Mike Hosking: Let’s support the economy, not kneecap it

Mike asks: "If a person wants to spend thousands of dollars coming here, helping our economy and the education sector by signing up for a course that they want to study, who are we to tell them that's a bad idea?"

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Maths fall-out continues

The fall-out from this week’s Level 1 NCEA maths exam continues, with Minister of Education Chris Hipkins ordering a report from NZQA and an open letter being signed by maths teachers. Education Central talks to a student who took the exam.