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Meeting the unmet need: rolling out the Learning Support Action Plan

It is 6pm on a Tuesday night. The board of trustees is gathered for its monthly meeting. Joining tonight’s meeting is the school’s SENCO (special educational needs co-ordinator) who will report to the board...

What can your school do for your child with special learning needs?

What sort of learning support can you expect for your child with special needs? Is it determined by the Ministry of Education, the school – or your budget?When Kathryn’s* son was diagnosed with Asperger’s,...

What to make of the ROVE announcements

Five and a half months after he released the ROVE (Review of Vocational Education) consultation documents, education minister Chris Hipkins has delivered the verdict – the government’s decisions on the overall design of a...

Major changes for vocational education confirmed

Under major changes to New Zealand’s vocational education system announced today, industry training organisations will be replaced by industry-led councils and polytechnics with operate as a single campus network. By Jude Barback.

Digital Divides, Dividends & Dangers: a review of Education Leaders Forum 2019

The 50th anniversary of the Moonwalk reminds us that Apollo 11’s inboard computing power for the amazing return journey was less than we each carry in our smart phones.Real lunar crusaders in 1969 were...

Transforming schools with culturally intelligent infrastructure

Recently the government announced its commitment to school infrastructure and is investing an initial sum of $1.2 billion to repair and rebuild school classrooms. This money will be used to develop new schools, hubs...

Reimagining teacher training: fantasy or reality?

In a world where imagery increasingly dominates human communication, university education clings to its long-held use of language as the prime mode of thought and communication – verbal, which is good for describing. On...

School choice and the National Education Growth Plan

In the next 10 years, 100,000 more children are expected to enrol in New Zealand schools.In response to this “unprecedented population growth”, the Ministry of Education established the National Education Growth Plan (NEGP) earlier...

Govt policy on parent donations for school camps: OK for some, not OK for...

Schools that scrap parent donations to get $150 per student from the Government will still be able to ask for donations for school camps and other items - as long as they were voluntary. The...

External research income in universities

One of the important benefits of the 2012 reforms to the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) was a change to the External Research Income (ERI) component.  Most research funds make grants through highly competitive bidding...
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