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Saturday, November 25, 2017

National Standards: Are they working?

"It's not about the standard, it's about your journey - have you made enough of a journey this year, have you done a year's worth of learning?"

Teachers speak up about National Standards

National Standards is still one of the most contentious issues in primary education. The Labour Party have said that they’ll rescind National’s centrepiece education policy from the 2008 election should they find themselves in the big office after September 23 this year.

Sharp criticism for National Standards Plus

Teacher unions believe National Standards Plus is a step in the wrong direction for New Zealand education.

NZEI “not convinced” by Auckland teacher shortage funding package

Minister of Education Nikki Kaye today announced a $3 million package to help ease teaching shortages in Auckland, after the NZEI reported that two thirds of Auckland teachers are considering leaving the region because they can't afford to live there, but president of the NZEI Lynda Stuart tells Education Central she's not convinced. 

National’s plans to bolster National Standards

National will update National Standards as part of its $379 million education package.

Students organise their own careers day

When Stacey McKenzie-Hofmann's students wanted to help their school community, they decided to organise a careers day.

New Christchurch school to open in 2019

Christchurch's Halswell suburb is growing so fast the government has brought forward the opening of a new primary school by two years.

Hawke’s Bay students hope to break world coding record

Local students will be joining thousands across the country as they aim to break a world record today.

Girls have 20 per cent more words than boys by age two

Girls know almost 20 per cent more words than boys by the age of 2, a new study has found.

More action needed on balance between student well-being and learning: NZCER

A recent survey canvassing primary and intermediate schools demonstrates that the message is getting through: student well-being, behaviour, and learning are closely linked.

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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.