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Friday, May 7, 2021

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.

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.

Flipped learning in Kiwi classrooms

With internet access nearly within every student’s grasp, the focus shifts from getting a device in every student’s hands, to what to do with it once it’s there. Flipped learning is one option that is proving popular throughout the world. Education Review examines the flipped classroom.

For your literacy concerns, call an Auny Lit

JANET HUNTER explores the ins and outs of the Resource Teacher: Literacy service and how it can make a real difference to students’ literacy learning.

College students raise funds for Pacific healthcare provider 

In June, 68 students from Porirua College raised funds and chose to donate them to public healthcare provider Pacific Health Plus.

Eighteen and already making a difference to children with disabilities

At just eighteen years old, Hastings teacher aide, Willa Sophia Maguire-Harbrow, is doing amazing work supporting children with special needs at Kōwhai Special School.

State-integrated schools are better value: report

State-integrated schools are the best value for money compared with private and state schools, according to a new report by The New Zealand Initiative.

Ruapehu’s technology hub – just one part of the puzzle

All schools strive to engage with their communities. Some do it better than others. Here, JUDE BARBACK looks at an outstanding example of school-iwi partnerships in Ruapehu.

Professionals welcome restored funding for gifted learners

In the run-up to Gifted Awareness Week next week, advocates for gifted education are pleased to see funding for gifted learning restored and are anxious to see the detail emerge.

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