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‘Unprecedented’ demand for te reo Maori classes

Education providers are struggling to keep up with demand of Kiwis flocking to learn te reo Māori

Education Minister announces major education reforms

The Government has announced a three-year work programme to bring about significant changes to New Zealand's education system.

Māori school feeds body, mind and spirit for $4 a day

Parents of students at Tai Wānanga don't pay anything for education - but they pay $4 a day for the school to give their children breakfast and lunch.

Opinion: Ann Milne – Racism in schools? How dare we be surprised!

Dr Ann Milne says she cannot think of a single Māori parent, grandparent, teacher, or educator who would be ‘surprised’ at claims of racism in our schools.

Report: Racism prevalent at Kiwi schools

Kiwi kids say they are experiencing racism from other students and teachers at school, according to a survey.

Future of Hato Petera College in balance – Commissioner to be appointed

A Commissioner will be appointed to take over Hato Petera College as it battles a low roll, governance issues, and an uncertain future.

Opinion: Stuart Middleton – We pay lip service to learning and teaching languages

One might have thought New Zealand had by now understood the critical importance of teaching languages other than English.

Opinion: Paul Moon – Te Reo’s doubtful future and the prospect of compulsion

Professor PAUL MOON says making Te Reo compulsory in schools is not the answer.

Opinion: Chris Lynch: Te Reo Maori needs relevance, not artificial feel-good factor

Te Reo Maori is in dire straits. That's the unsurprising claim made by Professor Paul Moon. He made it in his new book Killing Te Reo Maori: An Indigenous Language facing extinction.

Pacific preschools ‘set back 30 years’ by tough English-language tests

Pacific-language preschools say they have been set back 30 years by tough new English language tests that have forced the closure of all dedicated Pacific preschool teaching courses.
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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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