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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Opinion: ECUA – fairer funding needed for early childhood education

Early Childhood United Aotearoa (ECUA) argues that increased funding for early childhood education (ECE) needs to come with a commitment to teachers.

Potential Warriors owner caught up in legal dispute over daycare

An Auckland businessman reportedly bidding on the New Zealand Warriors has been caught up in a legal battle over a daycare centre he co-owns.

Parents’ revolt forces kindergarten backdown

A parents' revolt has forced the Auckland Kindergarten Association to back down over proposed changes to hours and holidays.

Kindy kids will miss out under special education reform

Clare Wells, Chief Executive New Zealand Kindergartens says channelling learning support services through communities of learning will mean many of our youngest learners will miss out.

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.

Why this childcare centre gets kids to sleep outside

A childcare centre in Perth has adopted an "outdoor sleeping policy" after it found that children who slept outside were less likely to get sick.

Chief science adviser Sir Peter Gluckman says the way to reduce teen suicide starts...

New Zealand's "she'll be right" attitude could be a major cause of our shocking youth suicide stats, says the Prime Minister's chief science adviser.

ECC welcomes changes to school funding system

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) welcomes the Government’s planned changes to the decile funding system affecting schools, early learning services and kohanga reo.

Early childhood teacher sentenced for smacking, force-feeding children

Early childhood education teacher Lynn Abraham has been sentenced to five months' home detention for smacking and force-feeding children in her care

Opinion: Susan Bates – our kids are not getting enough space in childcare

Early childhood education gives children wonderful opportunities to learn and grow, but too many of our children, and their teachers, are spending long days in crowded, noisy, chaotic and even claustrophobic environments that don't give them the chance to thrive.

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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.