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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Opinion: Susan Stevenson – NZ can’t continue to ignore the challenges facing tertiary education

Susan Stevenson says New Zealand cannot continue to blindly believe it doesn’t need to change its strategic approach to higher/tertiary education sector.

Wintec shells out $4m in exit packages for staff

Wintec has shelled out $4million to 221 people in redundancies and settlements over 11 years.

Fees-free tertiary education gets over the line

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says fees-free tertiary education and industry training will kick-off next year for some 80,000 students. However, National's tertiary education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith has "grave concerns" about the policy and its impact on tertiary education, apprenticeships, export education and the wider economy.

About 80,000 expected to get fees-free study in 2018

All New Zealanders who have done less than half a fulltime year of post-school education or training will be eligible to study fees-free next year.

Opinion: Paul Goldsmith – Don’t forget about quality

Tertiary education featured prominently during the election campaign, and policies to increase student support significantly are a key component of the new government’s 100 day plan.

Students left in tears after funding cut to training provider

Frustration's boiled over in a meeting between students at Auckland's BEST Pacific Institute of Education and the Tertiary Education Commission.

Hope for students left adrift by institute closure

Officials say they thought carefully before pulling the funding on Best Pacific Institute in Auckland.

Tertiary provider with 1200 students fails

An Auckland tertiary and youth education provider with 1200 students has failed.

Massey University staff cuts backfire as top scientists look to quit

Top scientists are looking to quit Massey University in the wake of a voluntary redundancy offer which appears to have backfired.

High expectations

A culture of high expectations is among the critical factors for Māori and Pacific students to succeed at high school, according to the latest research by the Starpath Project at the University of Auckland.

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‘Hand-to-mouth’ Grammar School needs donations

Auckland Grammar School headmaster Tim O'Connor says his school "couldn't operate as we do" without a donation of $1225 a year from parents.

Teachers parade with pride