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There are now more apprentices than university students in NZ

On Monday the Industry Training Federation (ITF) announced the 'Got a trade? Got it made!' campaign, intended to reach out to young people with the message that there's more than one way to launch a career. 

Special education reform rolled out to CoLs

The Ministry of Education is rolling out a major special education reform to Communities of Learning around New Zealand, but critics say easier access to learning support services needs to be made available to all schools, not just those in Communities of Learning.

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Bay of Islands College takes home ‘Got a Trade! School of the Year’ award

Bay of Islands College's efforts in working with its wider community to deliver work-based learning opportunities for its students were acknowledged at the Got a Trade? Got it Made! Industry Training Awards last week in Wellington.

Opinion: Susan Bates – group size matters in ECE

Early childhood education advocate SUSAN BATES argues that group size in early childhood education settings has an impact on children's development.

Colour and Community – Bay of Plenty school’s new partnership with fitness provider

Papamoa’s Tahatai Coast School and local fitness provider CrossFit Alliance have embarked on a unique partnership, which was launched today with the gift of a sports T-shirt for every student and staff member in the colour of their whare (house).

Awards recognise outstanding tertiary educators

Prime Minister Bill English last night helped acknowledge some of the country's most outstanding tertiary educators, over a parliamentary dinner at the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.

Cutting foreign student visas could hit 10,000 jobs: ITENZ

The Labour Party's election promise to slash foreign student numbers could result in the loss of 10,000 jobs, according to the organisation representing private tertiary institutions.

National Standards: Are they working?

"It's not about the standard, it's about your journey - have you made enough of a journey this year, have you done a year's worth of learning?"

Teachers speak up about National Standards

National Standards is still one of the most contentious issues in primary education. The Labour Party have said that they’ll rescind National’s centrepiece education policy from the 2008 election should they find themselves in the big office after September 23 this year.
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