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Monday, April 19, 2021

Wagging warning to parents: Take school attendance seriously

Fewer students are attending school regularly as figures reveal "patterns of absences". And the Government is warning parents to take their child's school attendance more seriously. Data taken from Term 2 last year showed there was...

Don’t be afraid to ask for help with new DT curriculum, says Ministry

REBEKAH FRASER find schools and teachers are faring well with the implementation of the new digital technologies curriculum, but the Education Ministry urges those who are struggling to ask for help.

NCEA pass rate targets: a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

DR JOHN BOEREBOOM says the increasing pass rates are masking concerns around the quality of the mix of achievement standards taken by different students to achieve NCEA.

Play IS learning: why play-time matters more than you think

Anna Clements looks at a Bay of Plenty school that is experiencing the joys and benefits of implementing a play-based learning approach.

State-integrated schools are better value: report

State-integrated schools are the best value for money compared with private and state schools, according to a new report by The New Zealand Initiative.

Coronavirus fears throws ‘spanner in works’ for teacher recruitment

A recruitment agency has called for a halt on hiring overseas teachers because of the risk of bringing in more coronavirus cases. Talk Recruitment managing director Mike Jones has written to Education Minister Chris Hipkins...

Opinion: Education must act on advances made during lockdowns

The Government must now focus on the opportunities the Covid-19 pandemic has provided our country, not just the threats, says Crimson Education founder Jamie Beaton.

Reflecting reality – the move to digital assessment

Thousands of students will be sitting some of their NCEA exams this year using a laptop or PC, as digital assessment starts to roll out in earnest. On all but one exam day in November...

All kids learn differently

Jennifer Thomas discusses the benefits of alternative learning methods

NZQA and SoNET working to deliver digital NCEA examinations

NZQA has partnered with SoNET to help deliver NCEA examinations online.

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