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.
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.
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.
Preschoolers with disabilities or development problems are waiting more than 100 days to get extra help - despite the Government's commitment to cut wait times for support a year ago.
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.
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.