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Poor teacher training blamed for NZ education decline

A damning review has found a widespread lack of confidence in the capabilities of newly trained teachers as New Zealand's educational performance declines.

Local Focus: The school with no students

Five years ago, Tuturumuri School in Wairarapa had 22 students. Today, it has none.

Time to take a serious look at our literacy

The news that our children's reading abilities are slipping should be a wake-up call. For the first time in 15 years, not only have we been overtaken by similar countries, but our literacy levels have actually regressed.

No hat, no play? Not always, research shows

New research shows that many children may not be sun-safe during school lunch breaks.

Local Focus: How much tech should there be in schools?

According to a recent international study, New Zealand teens are some of the highest users of digital technology.

Govt planned changes to school starting age receiving praise

Labour's planned changes to the primary school starting age has the backing of the New Zealand Educational Institute.

Government reverses rule allowing kids to start school at 4

Changes to school entry rules that allowed some 4-year-olds to start school will be reversed by the new Government.

Teacher of the Moment: Andre Jay

Education Central asks Bay of Plenty teacher ANDRE JAY about his career path to date and the highs and lows of teaching.

Letting our kids run wild

'Bush schools' let children explore their creativity physically and intellectually.

School buses axed in East Auckland

Parents at some East Auckland schools are in shock at Auckland Transport plans to axe dedicated school buses and ask primary school children to catch public buses.
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