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Saturday, November 25, 2017

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.

School kids help remove stigma of dementia

A research project involving a partnership between a university, primary school and a rest home is helping to remove stigma associated with dementia.

Sharp criticism for National Standards Plus

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

National’s plans to bolster National Standards

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

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. 

Auckland teacher shortage crisis: expo announced

The University of Auckland and the Auckland Primary Principals Association have decided to get proactive about the much-publicised teacher shortage crisis in the region, and are hoping to appeal directly to prospective teachers by hosting Primary Teaching Recruitment Expo 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?"

New plan launched to help reach National Standards targets

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has today launched a new plan aimed at helping schools achieve the Government’s National Standards targets for writing and maths.

1089 Northland students need clinical psychological help

An experienced child therapist says agencies need to work together to help the 1089 Northland children identified as needing urgent psychological help so they don't end up struggling as adults.

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.

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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.