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“You’re about to go off the edge of a cliff” – UK expert fears...

Headmistress of a low-decile inner-city London school, Katharine Birbalsingh, believes traditional teaching methods and a curriculum driven by content are the hallmarks of a quality education. JUDE BARBACK was among those to attend her presentation last night.

Minister announces end of charter schools

All existing charter schools have applied to become state or integrated schools, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.

Transforming the curriculum for the technological age

Instead of focusing on the ‘piece of paper’ at the end, our education system should be geared to produce the skills needed by industry. By Meriana Johnsen.

“We intend to hold their feet to the fire” – new advisory group up...

The new group appointed to guide the reform of New Zealand’s education system has been given the brief to hold the government accountable to what people are saying.

Hipkins: Be bold and brave with your vision for NZ education

Rebekah Fraser attended the first Education Summit in Christchurch.

High school students call for life lessons, not just academic subjects

School students at an education summit are calling for schools that are more relevant to their lives - not just academic learning.

Taskforce focused on making a difference in kids’ lives

Massey University’s Head of the Institute of Education, Professor John O’Neill says New Zealand’s education system and culture have evolved since Tomorrow’s Schools and the time is right for change.

Minister dismissive of “glowing” charter schools report

Charter school advocates are frustrated at the Education Minister's refusal to acknowledge the positive points made by students and parents about charter schools in a recently released report.

Ministry welcomes findings on communities of learning

The Ministry of Education has welcomed a survey finding that about a third of teachers feel their teaching has been strengthened by new groups of local schools called "communities of learning".

Charter schools feel “totally in the dark” about transition process

Vanguard Military School’s application to become a school of designated character does not mean that the transition process is clear-cut for charter schools, with one provider claiming to be “totally in the dark”.
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REIMAGINING QUALIFICATIONS

Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.

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