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Monday, April 19, 2021

Doing something about dyslexia

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

Response: a different take on the realities of teaching in Manurewa

Natasha Miller teaches children in a similar catchment as that described by Sam Oldham in his controversial opinion piece, What life looks like at NZ's largest decile one high school. Here, she presents a different view.

Could robots in schools help students with special educational needs?

A robot is being trialled in Australia to help children with special educational needs. But what do New Zealand schools think of the idea? Jody Hopkinson finds out.

New gifted education research project underway

As part of Gifted Awareness Week, the Professional Association for Gifted Education, giftEDnz, has announced a new nationwide research project that will explore the current state of gifted education across New Zealand.

Spotlight on RTLBs – Making changes that work

John McRae speaks to a Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour to get a better insight into the vital work they carry out in Kiwi schools.

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.

Celebrating diversity in our schools

Today is New Zealand Census Day 2018. This year's census is likely to find New Zealand society is becoming increasingly diverse. RACHEL HELYER DONALDSON looks at what New Zealand schools are doing to celebrate diversity and inclusion.

New initiative fosters diversity in STEM

An innovative new pilot scheme at Taupo’s Tauhara College could see more Maori females pursuing successful careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Harnessing the power of iwi-school partnerships – one community’s experience

JUDE BARBACK looks at how the partnership between a group of schools and its local Māori community is making a real difference to Māori students’ achievement and to the schools’ culturally responsive practices.

Then and now: Te Kura online – a history of change

From 100 isolated primary kids in 1922 to over 23,000 enrolments today, Te Kura Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) - formerly The Correspondence School – has a long tradition of adapting to meet the changing needs of the New Zealand school system.

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