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Saturday, November 25, 2017

New method of measuring skills employers desire proves popular

A New Zealand company has adapted an American model of testing, aimed at measuring skills that employers find most useful.

Country kids thrive, says Ratapiko School principal

Country kids are different to town kids and they thrive in a school which can understand and support their rural lifestyle.

Sweeping changes to City College’s curriculum for 2018

Whanganui City College is scrapping its subject-based learning.

Calls for education changes: ‘We can’t keep going down this path’

Some of New Zealand's top entrepreneurs are warning New Zealand's education system needs to change if the country is going to keep up with a rapidly changing workforce.

School Transformation: “It’s about getting the right people on the bus”

JUDE BARBACK talks to Mana College principal John Murdoch about what it takes to turn a school around.

Recognition for historian’s innovative teaching practices

Professor Paul Moon proved the experts wrong when his fully online history courses increased student engagement. This week his efforts have been recognised by AUT's highest accolade.

Nga Pumanawa e Waru to farewell ‘leadership guru’

Nga Pumanawa e Waru Education Trust is preparing to celebrate one man's commitment to education in the Rotorua community.

Bringing the Election into a Year 2 classroom

Special visits from a Labour Party candidate and members of the Black Ferns help Year 2 teacher Andre Jay bring the wider world into the classroom and add context and meaning to his students' learning.

G.J. Gardner donates profits from house sales to Big Buddy

Profits from the sale of two houses - one in Hamilton and one in Pukekohe - have been donated by construction company G.J Gardiner to Big Buddy - a New Zealand charity that partners fatherless boys with a positive male role model.

Future-focused initial teacher education: preparing teachers for changing minds

DR STUART WISE shares how the University of Canterbury (UC) is evolving its initial teacher education (ITE) programmes to keep pace with the ever-changing demands on teachers and learners

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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.