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Reliability of National Standards assessments called into question

A recent report has cast doubts over the reliability of teachers’ National Standards assessments and rises in student achievement.

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.

Transportability of NCEA overseas

How do NCEA qualifications stack up in other countries? ANGELA PEREZ of NZQA reports.

Building digital technology into the curriculum: master stroke or missed opportunity?

While the news that digital technologies is to be included in The New Zealand Curriculum has been broadly welcomed, many believe the announcement falls short in a number of ways. By JUDE BARBACK.

Demystifying the d-word: the need for death education in New Zealand schools

While attitudes are slowly changing, the subject of death is still cloaked in stigma and taboo. JUDE BARBACK examines calls to educate children about death, dying and ageing.

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.

Digital technology becoming compulsory in school curriculum

Digital technologies learning is to be added to the school curriculum

South Taranaki school teaches protest as part of curriculum

A South Taranaki school is weaving protest into the teaching of the curriculum.

Education needs to address rapid change

Chorus chief executive Kate McKenzie says New Zealand needs to change its education system to better prepare children for work.

Sweeping changes to City College’s curriculum for 2018

Whanganui City College is scrapping its subject-based learning.
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