Students will face more emphasis on exams and less on internal asessment in changes to the NCEA system unveiled today.
Senior school exam pass rates have dropped slightly, despite record proportions of students in their last two years of school actually sitting the exams.
Following the UK's move to make first aid training compulsory in state schools, St John New Zealand are pushing for the same in Kiwi schools so that every school leaver graduates with basic first aid education.
Educators are calling for intensive English courses for foreign students who arrive in New Zealand schools with very little or no English, as statistics show that many fail to get University Entrance.
One Christchurch high school has created a coordinated approach to inclusion by appointing a cultural diversity facilitator to help bring the school’s communities together.
An initiative aiming to improve education for thousands of Whangārei students will bring together 600 teachers and 44 schools.