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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.

Mind the gap: intermediates versus middle schools

Intermediate schools are a uniquely Kiwi tradition that is almost a century old. But are they being gradually replaced by the Australian-style middle school? Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

Mother petitions for new high school in Ōmokoroa

A Whakamārama mother has started a petition to convince the Ministry of Education to build a new secondary school in Ōmokoroa.

Chalktalks: Meet our new panellist, Dr Melinda Webber

Education Central is delighted to introduce Dr Melinda Webber as our newest panel member for our first ChalkTalks panel discussion, ‘Under the Microscope: The NCEA Review’.

Proposal for tighter school zoning throws student funding in doubt

High school teachers propose paying schools only for students living within their zones - a move that would axe funding for more than half of all current students at six Auckland secondary schools.

Are you interested in attracting more International Students?

Think about including your college profile in next year's Secondary School directory - Study in New Zealand magazine.

Ministry of Education extends helping hand to McAuley High School after operational concerns

The Ministry of Education is considering a statutory intervention for McAuley High School in South Auckland.

Moving learning from ‘teach to the test’ to real-world application

A desire to change the way students approach their learning saw the creation of QuickSense, a new learning tool that is set to make a difference for Kiwi secondary school students.

Like A Boss – new programme helps develop students’ 21C skills

A new programme helps students set up a business, helping them learn about the future of work, entrepreneurship, idea generation, and develop the necessary 21st century skills.

Digital one-stop-shop for careers education

A new partnership will help boost careers education for New Zealand secondary schools.
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