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Closure of charter schools “the biggest kick in the face” – school leader

As charter schools await the Education Ministry's decision this week on whether they will transition to schools of designated character, a Treaty of Waitangi claim is underway appealing against the lack of consultation regarding the closure of the charter schools.

Online NCEA exams get funding boost

The extra funding from Government will help NZQA meet their 2020 goal of having NCEA exams online.

Select committee hears arguments for and against charter schools

Submissions on the Education Amendment Bill regarding the removal of charter schools and National Standards were heard by the Education and Workforce Select Committee today.

Teachers to vote over latest pay offer or to take industrial action

The country's teachers are set to vote on whether to accept a Government pay offer or take widespread industrial action.

What do you think about Tomorrow’s Schools?

The public is urged to have their say as consultation opens for the Tomorrow’s Schools Review.

Review group quietly appointed on replacing National Standards

The Government has set up an advisory group to replace National Standards in schools – but has kept it quiet, apparently because of public criticism of the proliferation of policy review groups.

“If we wait until high school, it’s too late” – the urgent need for...

With an increasing number of Year 1 to 8 children with depression, severe anxiety and a tendency for self-harm, the need for counsellors in primary and intermediates schools has never been higher. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

Decile funding changes must not be made in isolation

Education is one of our most critical sectors, and it is hardly surprising, therefore, that education policies and practices are often among the most controversial.

NCEA reforms: external exams in Year 11 go, ‘pathway’ courses required at Levels 2...

External exams would be scrapped for the first year of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) under proposals unveiled today.

Educators don’t want to make ‘Sophie’s Choice’ decisions about which kids to help

With Budget Day tomorrow, there are calls from the education sector to properly resource special education so that schools are not forced to make impossible decisions about which children to help. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.
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