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“The Cinderella of education” – how ECE is regarded in New Zealand

New Zealand's newest professor of early childhood education, Professor Helen Hedges, says New Zealand needs to place more value on ECE and reflect this in policy and budgetary decisions.

What every primary teacher should know about vocabulary

In Dr Jannie van Hees’ new book 'What every primary teacher should know about vocabulary' she discusses the importance of building word knowledge.

NZQA scholarship results released for students

Results for the 2017 New Zealand Scholarships have been released.

Doctorate meets career

It can sometimes be difficult to make the connection between doctorate-level qualifications and the world of work. However, Otago Polytechnic’s newly launched Doctor of Professional Practice is helping to join the dots.

Kiwi student wins entrepreneur award for online poetry

A University of Auckland medical student has been named the country’s top entrepreneur at a tertiary institution – after gaining a huge social media following for her poetry works.

Opinion: Filip Vachuda – In defence of academic subjects

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".

Wanganui Collegiate overcomes financial difficulties

Wanganui Collegiate School was more than $320,000 in debt at the end of 2016, and the auditor-general had issues with its banking arrangements and unauthorised borrowing.

Basketball poised to slam dunk rugby and netball as top school sport

Traditional powerhouses netball and rugby are under threat as the most popular sports at New Zealand secondary schools, with basketball poised to dunk them both.

‘Hand-to-mouth’ Grammar School needs donations

Auckland Grammar School headmaster Tim O'Connor says his school "couldn't operate as we do" without a donation of $1225 a year from parents.

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.
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