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Monday, September 24, 2018

New research shows boys do better at single-sex schools

New research shows that over the period from 2013 to 2016, young men from single sex boys’ schools have gained NCEA qualifications, University Entrance and New Zealand Scholarship passes in greater proportions than their counterparts at co-educational schools.

$5.5m cash injection into Hawke’s Bay schools

A capital injection of $5.5 million will be invested into five Hawke's Bay schools to help solve current and future overcrowding problems.

Response: Derek Olphert – Critical Studies for Future Education?

Derek Olphert responds to Professor John Morgan’s article on the need for critical studies of education.

Job Currency: By Degrees? Without Qualifications? With Micro-credentials?

Speaking at the recent 12th annual Education Leaders Forum in Rotorua, Phil Ker, CE Otago Polytechnic generated interest with his presentation “Micro-credentials: an old dog with some new tricks!” ELF Convener Lyall Lukey explains why.

Charter school hold-outs approved as state schools

All but perhaps one of the 13 charter schools set up by the National Government now look set to stay open in some form, after two more were approved today as special character state schools.

Auckland charter schools approved as designated character schools

After a lengthy wait, Villa Education Trust's charter schools have finally been approved to open as designated character schools next year.

Botany Downs College students rebel against digital NCEA exam

Students at a South Auckland high school have started a petition against having to sit an exam online - a move which will force some of them to buy new laptops.

Teachers a step closer to a new Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

The passing of the second reading of the Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa) Amendment Bill means teachers are a step closer to directly electing representatives onto their own professional body.

Why we need Critical Studies of Education now

Professor John Morgan argues that instead of searching for the 'magic bullet' to improve our education system, we should be looking to systematically critique the claims and ideas of educationalists and policy makers.

Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako: a vehicle for sustained, networked improvement?

Dr Nina Hood looks at the potential for Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako (CoLs) to drive system-wide improvement and innovation.


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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New STEM scholarships available for secondary students

BP has launched a new STEM scholarship programme for senior secondary students in celebration of its 25-year partnership with Young Enterprise.