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Mental health gains for schools with family-style pastoral care

Ruby Harfield takes a look at vertical tutoring in action and observes the benefits it has on students’ wellbeing.

Lifelong learning in rural Costa Rica

Soumya Bhamidipati visits Coope San Juan to learn what education means to this obscure Tico community.

The summer reading slide lacks evidence in New Zealand

Professor James Chapman disputes that Kiwi kids experience a “summer slump” in their reading, pointing to two studies that show no evidence to support these claims.

Tomorrow’s Schools Issue 8: Central Education Agencies – Spelling the end of ERO and...

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The eighth issue is central education agencies. Is the proposed Education Evaluation Office the answer?

Tomorrow’s Schools Issue 7: School Resourcing – Moving away from decile funding

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The seventh issue is school resourcing. How do we make funding more equitable?

Tomorrow’s Schools Issue 6: School leadership – Five year principal contracts

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The sixth issue is school leadership. What effect will five-year principal contracts have on schools? And is it a good idea to distance boards of trustees from principal appointments?

Tomorrow’s Schools Issue 5: Teaching

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The fifth issue is teaching, looking at professional development, teacher appraisal and moving towards a more future-focused teacher workforce strategy.

Tomorrow’s Schools Issue 4: Disability & Learning Support – A SENCO in every school

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The fourth issue is disability and learning support. Will Education Hub management and a learning support coordinator in every school help bring about the change needed?

Tomorrow’s Schools Issue 3: Competition and Choice – Will ending “unhealthy competition” make things...

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The third issue is competition and choice – one of the more contentious parts of the report.

Tomorrow’s Schools Issue 2: Schooling Provision – An end to intermediate schools?

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The second issue is schooling provision. The big question arising from these recommendations is, what will happen to our intermediate schools?
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