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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The case for a new education system design

Visiting American educator Laura McBain says we need to explore how best to support educators using a new education system design. By Rebekah Fraser.

Rich debate around the future of NCEA

Education Central’s first ChalkTalk on the NCEA Review proved a great success.

Chalktalks: Meet our new panellist, Dr Melinda Webber

Education Central is delighted to introduce Dr Melinda Webber as our newest panel member for our first ChalkTalks panel discussion, ‘Under the Microscope: The NCEA Review’.

Charter school approved to stay open as integrated school

A charter school set up by the Manukau Urban Māori Authority when Willie Jackson was its chief executive has been approved to become a state-integrated school.

Equitable, learner-centred and connected to community: what Kiwis want education to look like

The insights from the Education Summits reveal what New Zealanders expect from their education system and help inform the Government’s education reforms.

Lance O’Sullivan proposes military school in Northcote

Prominent doctor Lance O'Sullivan wants to shift the Vanguard military school on to the vacant Hato Petera College site in Northcote, and wants his own Moko Foundation to reopen a hostel there for Māori boys.

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.


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The unicycle and the union

How much longer can schools meet their students’ needs and remain innovative and exciting alongside persistent under-funding. JUDE BARBACK visits Gate Pa School in Tauranga to get a sense of one school’s efforts to provide great opportunities in an increasingly difficult educational climate.

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