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Friday, February 23, 2018

Monolingual no more: Kiwi kids take up diverse languages

Hindi is to be taught at Papatoetoe High School by teacher Aneeta Bidesi.

Asian kids in Aotearoa: The challenges they face

A new report by the Asia New Zealand Foundation finds maintaining cultural knowledge and language skills is a challenge for the growing number of under-five Asian children in New Zealand.

Tertiary institutes gear up for fees-free enrolments

Tertiary institutions are gearing up for the first year of fees-free education as the new government policy comes into play this year.

Student spotlight: Maori Scholarship winner awarded Dux

Year 13 student Carym Wharerau enjoyed great success in his final year of school at Okaihau School.

Bullied boy now ‘walking on air’

An autistic boy who was bullied repeatedly at a Pakuranga school is now "walking on air" after the Ministry of Education acted swiftly today to find him a new school.

Growing BIG at kindy

A love of gardening has taken root in more than 220 kindergartens nationwide, thanks to the Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project.

Student loan debtor arrested at border, more warrants sought

The Government is being urged not to scrap a hardline student loan debt arrest policy, following revelations of a fourth defaulter's arrest at the border.

Overdue student loan repayments total $1.2 billion

The total amount of overdue student loan repayments stands at $1.2 billion, up more than 12 per cent on last year, a report presented to parliament has revealed.

Rush to start free tertiary study comes with ‘gaming’ risk

Tertiary providers "gaming" the system and people delaying enrolment until two years of free study is offered are some of the risks of the Government's new fees-free scheme.

New dean ready for the challenges of the compulsory sector

Associate Professor Mark Barrow, incoming Dean of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland, talks about his vision for New Zealand’s largest provider of education and social work qualifications.

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