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Monday, October 22, 2018

Universities NZ welcomes Ministerial appointments

University Vice-Chancellors today congratulated Chris Hipkins on his appointment as Minister of Education as well as Associate Ministers of Education Kelvin Davis, Jenny Salesa, and Tracey Martin, and Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, Dr Megan Woods.

New Education Minister welcomed with a briefing from educators

The announcement today of Chris Hipkins as the new Education Minister and Tracey Martin, Kelvin Davis and Jenny Salesa as Associate Education Ministers is great news for children and educators.

Schools won’t pay for solar panel rollout

Principals are behind an idea to fit schools with solar panels - but aren't prepared to foot the bill.

Opinion: Roger Smyth – how the new government will transform tertiary education

ROGER SMYTH anticipates some interesting changes for New Zealand’s tertiary education system under a Labour-NZ First government.

Gifted children win funding in coalition deal

Parents of gifted children are "stunned" that funding for gifted students has made it into the coalition deal between Labour and New Zealand First.

Rotorua educators: Mixed views on new Government

Rotorua's education sector has had mixed reactions to the country's new Government and what it could mean for controversial projects like charter or partnership schools and National Standards.

ECE sector has high hopes for new government – ECNZ

The formation of a new coalition government today is welcomed by Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ).

Educators call on new government to take action

Teachers and educators have huge hope that the new Labour led Government will herald the rebuilding of New Zealand’s public education system and restore our children’s birthright to a free, world-class education.

Primary teachers pin hopes on NZ First or Greens becoming part of next Govt,...

Primary teachers say they are pinning their hopes on New Zealand First or the Greens becoming part of the next Government.

Either coalition scenario could benefit New Zealand education

Teachers' union NZEI Te Riu Roa has faith in New Zealand First's education policies.


Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.


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Spotlight on new grads: Graduating back into the teaching profession

With self-motivation, hard work and the support of her family, Rohini Lal graduates with a Bachelor of Education (Teaching).