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‘The trend is of concern’ – School leavers with no qualifications rises

By John Gerritsen of RNZ The number of teenagers leaving school with no qualification rose for the second consecutive year in 2019 with boys and Māori worst affected, Education Ministry figures show. Twelve per cent of...

Getting kids to solve problems “from the ground up”. Made with funding from NZ...

Kiwi kids have slipped again in the latest international survey of maths and science.

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.

Suspensions up over 25% – time to provide students online choice

Latest Ministry of Education figures, released under the Official Information Act, reveal the number of school students suspended increased by 25.4% - from 2,618 students in 2015 to 3,283 in 2019, with the current...

Does education technology improve children’s learning?

Findings from a new global report synthesising 60+ years of data from 15,000+ studies have been released.

Opinion: What are the benefits of BYOD policies in primary schools?

Julie Cullen, a paediatric physiotherapist and the founder of Sensible Screen Use, comments on the results of a recent MOE study of the use of digital devices in New Zealand children.

Opinion: The free trial no-one asked for

Keelan Heesterman, age 17, Karuma High School, discusses why education through the pandemic has been an unexpected ‘free trial’ of adulthood for teenagers.  For many teenagers, continuing our education through the pandemic has been an...

Teacher retention in ECE matters

A survey by Teachers Advocacy Group of 100 teachers in October 2020 revealed that the main reasons that teachers leave early childhood education are ‘overload’ and ‘unrealistic expectations’, plus poor management and bullying.

Teacher wellbeing – whose responsibility is it?

Alex Burke, CEO at New Zealand EdTech company, Education Perfect, discusses teacher wellbeing and why it is up to everyone in the community to encourage wellbeing among teachers.

Continued investment in fundraising reaps high returns on philanthropic giving

Australian and New Zealand universities’ continued investment in funding reaped high returns on philanthropic giving in 2019.

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