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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Students’ winning websites earn trip to Passchendaele commemorations

Ten secondary school students have created digital resources about the Battle of Passchendaele, winning them the chance to fly to Europe to represent New Zealand in the Passchendaele centennial events.

Gay teachers put forward case for gender-neutral toilets, uniforms

First-year teacher Ruby Grant has had homophobic graffiti written on her classroom wall. Students have told her she will go to hell. But now she's fighting back.

Teachers call for more research on ‘dangerous experiment’ of modern learning environments

High-school teachers have asked for more research on what they say is a "dangerous experiment" of putting several classes together in multi-teacher "modern learning environments".

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.

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

Global EdTech event set to inspire educators everywhere

EdTech entrepreneurs, policy makers and educators from around the world will descend on Helsinki, Finland for the Hundred Innovation Summit on October 4-6.

South Makirikiri School students help find their next principal

When South Makirikiri School needed a new principal, it enlisted the help of its biggest asset - its students.

Shine like a diamond: PM’s supreme award winner

Education Review asks Te Taka Keegan, recipient of this year’s Prime Minister’s Supreme Award at the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards, about what it takes to shine in tertiary teaching.

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.

New Zealand ranked best in world at preparing students for the future

New Zealand has taken out the top spot in the new Worldwide Educating for the Future Index, ahead of Canada and Finland.

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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.