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Counsellors welcome free counselling pilot for 18-25 year olds

Mental health providers are encouraged to put forward innovative bids to run a pilot programme to provide free counselling for 18 to 25 year olds as part of new Government initiative.

$23m funding for rebuild of two special schools

Two special schools will be rebuilt at a cost of $23 million, Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin has announced.

Calls to improve gifted education

This week is Gifted Awareness Week, and organisations, students, teachers and families are eager to hear how the Coalition Government will deliver on its promises to improve gifted education in New Zealand.

Learning Support the winner of the education budget

Schools are pleased with the increase in funding across five learning support initiatives.

Transformation not tinkering

A University of Auckland professor of disability studies and inclusive education argues for a total rethink of the purpose of education to inform Tomorrow’s Schools Review.

New school will cater for blind students

A new Pukekohe West primary school will include a unit for blind and low-vision students.

Doing something about dyslexia

The Government is poised to make changes to provide better screening and support for children with dyslexia, reports JODY HOPKINSON.

Inclusive education – where are we going wrong?

New Zealand has one of the most inclusive education systems in the world. Research shows we are better at including students with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms than most other countries. Yet the stats, international assessment rankings and anecdotal evidence show that we’re not so crash-hot when it comes to meeting the needs of our priority learners and our students with special educational needs. JUDE BARBACK asks why.

Double the number of educational psychologists needed

As the Government announces an inquiry into mental health and addiction services, education groups are calling for double the number of educational psychologists employed in the public sector to improve the mental health of young people.

From special school to community life

Dr SARAH HART’s research shines light on perceptions of students with disabilities about transitioning from school into the community. 
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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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