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Free lunches in schools – a closer look at the initiative to feed our...

You may not have heard of Kaitao Intermediate School but you’ve probably driven past. The school sits in the Western Heights area of Rotorua, home to Mt Ngongotaha and the Skyline, one of the...

Scrapping donations: what it means for different schools

A Government initiative to provide $150 per student to schools that scrap donations will begin next year. However, only some schools will be eligible. Rebekah Fraser looked into what the policy will mean for communities.

History in the making: the push to change the curriculum

Teachers have made another push to make New Zealand’s history a mandatory part of the school curriculum. The New Zealand History Teachers’ Association has urged the Government to ensure schools “teach our own past” to...

Quality of early childhood education services under scrutiny

Researchers have called into question the quality of the education of our youngest learners during a recent seminar. Rebekah Fraser speaks to early childhood education experts about the state of the sector.

Navigating the complex new vocational education system

We all know that vocational education plays a critical role in a labour market, providing critically important skills that the economy and the public need and rely on.  As a result, there are multiple...

Sector funding a major focus of tertiary education forum

The 2019 Voices of the Sector Forum was timely given the major changes afoot in the tertiary education sector. NZUSA President James Ranstead says students are keen to see a refocusing of the tertiary education...

How do we find out about university quality?

Whenever a new set of university rankings come out, our universities get busy boasting while the news media comb through the data for possible stories. Rankings arise from people’s understandable interest in comparative information and...

Eliminating achievement gaps in tertiary education

“Summer melt” sounds like some sort of delicious icy treat, but as Professor Tim Renick talks further, it quickly becomes clear that this is not a palatable concept. Professor Renick is visiting New Zealand from...

Polytech mega-merger: the benefits, risks and challenges

One of the challenges the government faced in thinking about the future of New Zealand’s vocational education system was the state of the polytechnic network.  Modelling for the TEC showed that the polytechnic network...

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...
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