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Tomorrow’s Schools Issue 6: School leadership – Five year principal contracts

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The sixth issue is school leadership. What effect will five-year principal contracts have on schools? And is it a good idea to distance boards of trustees from principal appointments?

O’Connor: Tomorrow’s Schools reforms are about “bridging the divide”

At last week’s ChalkTalks panel discussion hosted by EducationCentral.co.nz, University of Auckland’s Professor Peter O’Connor was one of five panellists weighing up the relative merits of the Tomorrow’s Schools Review Taskforce’s report.

School divide may force compromise on radical shakeup

Radical plans to end New Zealand's system of self-governing schools are opposed by almost half of all school boards, judging by an initial sampling.

Educators call for equity

Education Central’s ChalkTalk debate on the Tomorrow’s Schools Review brought forth many areas of discussion amongst panellists and audience members alike, but inequality in the education sector was foremost amongst them. By Soumya Bhamidipati.

Tomorrow’s Schools Issue 8: Central Education Agencies – Spelling the end of ERO and...

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The eighth issue is central education agencies. Is the proposed Education Evaluation Office the answer?

Watch: ChalkTalk Highlights – NCEA discussions ask bigger questions of NZ education

Education Central's first ChalkTalk panel discussion on NCEA Review was successful in bringing key issues of equity, workload and pathways to the fore. Here is a taste of last week's debate.

Tomorrow’s Schools Issue 7: School Resourcing – Moving away from decile funding

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The seventh issue is school resourcing. How do we make funding more equitable?

Exceptional line-up for Education Central’s first ChalkTalk

Educators are urged to get in quick to secure their spots at Education Central’s very first ChalkTalk: an exceptional and expert panel discussion on the future of NCEA.

The future of teacher education hinges on politics and the teaching profession

It became clear at Education Central’s ChalkTalks panel discussion on Reimagining Teacher Education that it was difficult for ITE (initial teacher education) providers to be truly innovative against a backdrop of constant political change and a sector that currently feels so under-valued.

Tomorrow’s Schools Report Issue 1: Governance – Enter the Education Hubs

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The first – and most significant – issue of the report is governance. Will Education Hubs deliver a fairer deal for all schools, or will they be to the detriment of well-run and high-performing schools?
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