Kōhanga reo volunteers will be paid the minimum wage by 2021 in a Budget boost seen as a first step towards resolving a Treaty of Waitangi claim lodged eight years ago.
True to its name, the Wellbeing Budget delivered initiatives to support young people’s health and wellbeing, including the expansion of the nurses in schools programme.
While Budgetary initiatives to scrap school donations and NCEA fees were welcomed, the education sector is disappointed to see a lack of investment to other areas, including operational funding, teacher pay and early childhood services.
A new, internationally acclaimed theatre-based education programme launched in Auckland this week, aimed at equipping year 9 students with the skills they need to counter peer pressure to drink alcohol.
National's education spokesperson Nikki Kaye has called for the Prime Minister and Finance Minister to step in and help Education Minister Chris Hipkins by providing "a circuit breaker" to resolve the teacher strikes.
Cats and farm animals are making their presence felt in classrooms, with allergens rubbing off children’s clothes and on to classroom carpets, researchers have found.
Careerforce te toi pūkenga, Access Community Health, Idea Services, and Oceania Healthcare recently celebrated the signing of Te Tiriti o te Whanaungatanga.
Two new drugs being trialled in Auckland could help autistic youngsters focus better at school, interact with others more comfortably and hold down a job, researchers are hoping.