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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.

We need to talk about… lifelong learning

Roger Smyth discusses how micro-credentials will help resolve the emerging need for training but raises questions about how the government is going to effectively fund life-long learning.

Addressing social challenges in education remains our biggest priority

Addressing the social and cultural challenges confronting our education system is still top of the list before any real traction can be made with other issues begging for educators’ attention. That was one of the main messages to emerge from the Education Leaders Forum in Rotorua this week.

Rotorua secondary schools won’t be dropping NCEA Level 1 anytime soon

Rotorua secondary school principals are in no hurry to join a national groundswell away from National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 1.

The quantum shift: preparing young people for the complexity of their world

The simple know-remember-recall learning process transformed into something more complex and continues to evolve. Mark Treadwell discusses these changes and how educators and parents need to embrace them.

Murupara educator Pem Bird hits out at Hipkins over partnership school closures

A Murupara-based long-time educator has hit out at the Education Minister's decisions to close partnership schools in favour of special character schools.

National will cut primary school class sizes if it gets into Govt, Simon Bridges...

National will reduce primary class sizes if it comes into power in 2020, leader Simon Bridges says.
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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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