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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Taupo schools eye zoning as rolls fill to bursting

Only three of Taupo's schools have spare capacity, with the rest either full or expecting more students soon, and Taupo-nui-a-Tia College instructed to implement a zone.

School assessment – is it time to change NCEA and National Standards?

With issues surrounding moderation, consistency and ranking continuing to plague NCEA and National Standards, JUDE BARBACK considers some ideas touted to bring more relevancy, meaning and fairness to our national models of assessment.

NZ universities ‘punch below weight’ on reputation

A new survey says New Zealand universities are "punching below their weight" on their global reputations.

Big job cuts at University of Otago

The University of Otago has announced plans to cut 182 full-time-equivalent (FTE) general staff. If adopted as proposed, it would result in 182 FTE staff being cut and savings for the university of $16.7 million per year.

Kindergarten reforms on hold after boss quits

Auckland Kindergarten Association chief executive Tanya Harvey has quit, a fortnight after her board announced an independent review of reforms that she has driven.

Some early childhood centres close while others grow

Early childcare rolls have taken a nosedive in Rotorua which has forced some centres to close their doors, new figures show.

Male early childhood teachers almost quadruple – but lobbyists point to continued ‘sexism’

Male teachers in New Zealand preschools have almost quadrupled in nine years, but lobbyists want more support to overcome persistent 'sexism' in the sector.

School kids help remove stigma of dementia

A research project involving a partnership between a university, primary school and a rest home is helping to remove stigma associated with dementia.

Auckland kids set to wrest world record from UK schoolchildren

The world record for the biggest human image of a bike was set just last week in England - but a group of children in West Auckland plan to claim that record for their own.

University event to address sexual violence on campus

Lincoln University's hosting an event to inform students about sexual violence, a week after a teenager was charged with sexual assault on campus.

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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.