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Mental Health Report highlights struggles of students and young people

Tertiary students have welcomed the release of He Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction.

Primary teachers and principals reject Ministry of Education’s latest offer

Primary and intermediate teachers and principals have "overwhelmingly" rejected the Government's latest pay offer saying it will not fix the industry's staffing "crisis".

Four out of five NZ kids behind in science when they start high school

Four out of five Kiwi students are entering high school below the expected curriculum level in science.

Education Ministry questions NCEA’s credibility – internal assessment seen as ‘easier’

The Ministry of Education is questioning the credibility of the senior school assessment system after finding that students are two to three times more likely to get "excellence" grades if they are internally assessed - by their own teachers.

Supporting te rangatiratanga in young learners

Kaiako talking about learning and thinking is helping children at Papakura West Kindergarten to become confident in their decision making.

Are we failing our youngest learners? Intervention waiting times still increasing

Everyone in the early childhood sector will be encouraged by Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ recently announced plan for students under six, which emphasises more and better qualified teachers. What’s less clear is whether young learners with acute additional needs figure as prominently as they should in his forward planning. By Jaylan Boyle.

Government defends fees-free policy after drop in enrolments

The Government says its fees-free education policy is a sound investment, despite a slight drop in student numbers.

41,700 sign up for fees-free study, but total numbers are falling

The Government has spent about $236 million putting more than 41,700 students into fees-free tertiary education, but total student numbers have fallen slightly compared to a year ago.

Higher childcare fees and centre closures tipped as controls tighten

A new plan to tighten quality controls on childcare centres may force some centres to raise fees and others to close.

A new 10-year early learning strategic plan aims to shake up New Zealand’s early-learning...

Increasing teacher salaries and conditions, more adults for every baby and toddler, and moving towards 100 per cent qualified teachers are at the centre of the Government's plan for early learning.
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