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Monday, November 30, 2020

The Tomorrow’s Schools Review: The power relations in the new system, and summing up

In the final part of a four-part series, Professor Martin Thrupp and Dr Katrina McChesney from the University of Waikato suggest the Taskforce's report should be re-read in a more constructive way.

Rich debate around the future of NCEA

Education Central’s first ChalkTalk on the NCEA Review proved a great success.

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.

Dr Michelle Johansson: Supporting new teachers

ChalkTalks panellist Dr Michelle Johansson, Programme Director, Teach First NZ answers the big question: What is the biggest challenge facing teacher education in New Zealand?

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?

Education can no longer be a political football

Whatever changes the Tomorrow’s Schools reforms may bring, many in the sector agree that the most important thing is achieving cross-party consensus on a way to move forward. Jude Barback reports.

It’s not about us without us: Equity and education

The failure of NCEA to provide an equal opportunity for all students to succeed was at the forefront of discussion at Education Central’s recent ChalkTalk debate on the NCEA Review. By Soumya Bhamidipati.


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