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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Distinguished Professor Viviane Robinson honoured by the Royal Society

Distinguished Professor Viviane Robinson has been made a Fellow of Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Innovation Quarter brings business minds together

A shifting of three economic development agencies into one premises will not on its own achieve economic growth, Hamish McDouall says.

Water Safety NZ invests $1.66m into water safety education

New Zealand is towards the upper end of drowning death rates in the OECD. Water Safety New Zealand CEO Jonty Mills says it’s imperative that water safety skills training becomes an integral part of the education process for all New Zealand children.

Michael Lee: Done properly, exams stimulate learning

When used correctly, in combination with other teaching methods such as group projects and presentations, exams are an extremely effective teaching tool. Dr Michael S. W. Lee explains.

Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese to Tackle Schools Staff Wellbeing in 2018

Landmark mental health toolkit to be rolled out across half of NSW

Kārearea to get new support from the nation’s children as nesting season begins

Kārearea, the threatened and protected bird on our $20 banknote, is set to get new support from the nation’s children as nesting season begins.

Artist Pascal Atiga-Bridger goes back to school to inspire kids

Atiga-Bridger says he tries to live by the Samoan proverb "tautua nei mo sou manuia a taeao - serve now for a better tomorrow" and wants to make art which involves and strengthens the community.

Lynda Stuart: Now teachers can assess what children can do

As National Standards gets shown the door it's worth remembering what the world looked like eight years ago. Back then, parents weren't in the dark about their children's academic progress.

Waitangi Day speech competition Winner announced

The winner of the nationwide Waitangi Day speech competition was announced.

New Children’s Activity Book a Milestone in Physical and Neurodevelopment

A new children’s activity book – Bright Ideas for Young Minds – has been hailed as an aid to neurodevelopment and a resource that builds resilience by the Dunedin Study’s Professor Richie Poulton.

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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.