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Kiwi classrooms not ideal for ‘serve and return’ interactions with children

Interacting with adults is necessary for young brains to fully develop, however childhood education experts have found that under-fives need far more “back and forth” interaction than previously thought and question whether our learning environments are suited to this.

Fighting racism in our schools

A Māori educational leader is welcoming a new programme to tackle racism and bias in New Zealand schools. By Thomas Croskery.

Professionals welcome restored funding for gifted learners

In the run-up to Gifted Awareness Week next week, advocates for gifted education are pleased to see funding for gifted learning restored and are anxious to see the detail emerge.

Post-quake rebuild of school pool brings community together

The rebuild of Waiau School’s pool after it was damaged in the Kaikoura earthquake earned itself a place in the finals of the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards.

Kiwi kids are starting school on the right foot

Most Kiwi children are starting school without any emotional or physical development delays. By Ruby Harfield

Kōhanga reo volunteers will get minimum wage by 2021 in Budget boost

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.

Young people’s health and wellbeing high on Budget agenda

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.

Budget 19: Step forward for free education, step backward for education funding

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 day in the life of a secondary teacher

Wellington Girls' College teacher Cameron Stewart outlines what his day at work on Wednesday 15 May entailed, in an effort to demonstrate the complexities and workload of a typical day in the life of a teacher.

Helping students deal with peer pressure to drink alcohol

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.
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