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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Mini bus last hope for little Bay of Plenty school

Pukehina's once flourishing school is making a last throw of the dice to try and stave off closure.

Hokianga residents fight Northtec campus closure

Hokianga residents are lobbying the new government over NorthTec's plans to close its Rawene campus while working on creative ways of retaining tertiary education in their town.

Mid-life adults join teens in rush for free tertiary education

Mid-life adults are joining young school-leavers in a rush to take advantage of the new Government's policy of one year's free tertiary education.

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.

Report: NZ-Asian kids struggle with cultural knowledge and heritage language

Maintaining cultural knowledge and heritage language skills is a challenge for a growing number of under-5 Asian children in New Zealand, a new study has found.

New Children’s Activity Book a Milestone in Physical and Neurodevelopment

A new children’s activity book – Bright Ideas for Young Minds – has been hailed as an aid to neurodevelopment and a resource that builds resilience by the Dunedin Study’s Professor Richie Poulton.

National: Government’s free education policy a mess

National's tertiary education spokesman says a lack of detail about Labour's year of free study is "looking a real mess" as the new academic year approaches.

Online petition opposes axing of courses at NorthTec

An online petition has been started to stop courses being axed in a major overhaul planned for Northland tertiary education provider NorthTec.

Whanganui schools unite to tackle world issues

A United Nations (UN) delegation took place at Whanganui Girls' College yesterday to tackle big issues such as nuclear weapons and peaceful use of outer space.

Tertiary cheating claims at MIT-owned company not followed up

An investigation into "unacceptable practices" at an education provider run by the Manukau Institute of Technology stopped short of following up on allegations that tutors filled in their students' assignments.

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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.