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Treaty of Waitangi claim made against closing charter schools

Two leading Māori educators yesterday lodged a Treaty of Waitangi claim alleging that the Government closing charter schools will disproportionately affect Māori who make up the majority of charter school students.

MPs on Māori affairs select committee told not enough New Zealand history being taught...

Not enough New Zealand history is being taught in schools, MPs were told today by history teachers themselves.

Select committee hears arguments for and against charter schools

Submissions on the Education Amendment Bill regarding the removal of charter schools and National Standards were heard by the Education and Workforce Select Committee today.

Early Childhood research labelled inflammatory

New research criticising the state of Early Childhood Centres in New Zealand is being labelled inflammatory.

“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.
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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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