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The big debate: should te reo be compulsory in our schools?

JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for and against making te reo Māori compulsory in New Zealand schools.

Industry adopts water-only policy for primary schools

Drink manufacturers have agreed to a world-leading water-only policy for all New Zealand primary and intermediate schools.

Current challenges in secondary schools

A new report on New Zealand’s secondary schools provides many useful insights into current issues for teachers and schools, writes New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) chief researcher CATHY WYLIE.

Students angry about makeup ban at Auckland’s Rangitoto College

Rangitoto College students are outraged at a school rule banning makeup and forcing those who come to school wearing it to take it off.

In pursuit of the elusive and ubiquitous standard

Dr JOHN BOEREBOOM discusses why defining an educational standard is so problematic in both the primary and secondary schooling sectors.

Overcrowded school plans 7.45am start

Schools bursting at seams are having to use prefabs, halls and staff rooms for classes as Auckland grows.

Tarawera High School honoured at Australasian learning environment awards

Kawerau's Tarawera High School has been honoured for its educational facilities at a recent awards ceremony in Singapore.

Paul Little: Focus on kids, not their clothes

By: Paul Little Once, at intermediate school age, I moved from a school where the uniform included a cap that had to be worn every day to a school where the uniform included a cap...

Minister sets up youth advisory group

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has named 12 students for his Ministerial Youth Advisory Group.

School assessment – is it time to change NCEA and National Standards?

With issues surrounding moderation, consistency and ranking continuing to plague NCEA and National Standards, JUDE BARBACK considers some ideas touted to bring more relevancy, meaning and fairness to our national models of assessment.
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