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Friday, May 7, 2021

Massey University Semester One Updates

Face-to-face teaching at Massey University stopped as of 24 March 2020, due to the COVID-19 regulations. This meant both staff and students quickly moved to using online-teaching resources, greatly impacting the performance of all...

Tenacity, teamwork may replace rote learning in Kiwi schools

Rote learning may be finally on the way out of our schools, as 4000 Kiwi students try out a new system of measuring the skills that employers really want - such as tenacity and team work.

New Zealand’s first charter school – three years on

JUDE BARBACK checks in on New Zealand’s first charter school nearly three years on to find out how it is progressing, in spite of ongoing opposition to the partnership schools model.

Charter schools upset by prospect of govt cancelling contracts

A number of charter schools are upset at the prospect of their contracts being cancelled.

Beyond the school gates: mapping students’ options

Leaving school is one of life’s big milestones, an exciting time, full of possibilities. But it’s also a time of life-changing decisions for the 60,000 teenagers who walk out the school gates each year,...

Rich debate around the future of NCEA

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

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.

ECE must be part of New Zealand education policy and systems

Early childhood advocates want to see early childhood education included in overarching New Zealand education policy.

Willie Jackson’s new charter school upsets wharekura

A new charter school planned by Labour candidate Willie Jackson's Manukau Urban Māori Authority (Muma) has upset an established Māori school in Manurewa.

HeyFuture! Programme launched for 18-22-year olds

The Mind Lab today announced the launch of a new hands-on programmed targeted at 18-22-year olds unsure of their next step after finishing high-school. This comes as a response to last week’s Government initiative...


The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...