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“We intend to hold their feet to the fire” – new advisory group up...

The new group appointed to guide the reform of New Zealand’s education system has been given the brief to hold the government accountable to what people are saying.

Kiwi PE teachers head to Japan

Ten New Zealand physical education teachers head to Tokyo later this month to attend the Japan Sports Forum and give them a deeper understanding of the sporting culture in Japan.

Hipkins: Be bold and brave with your vision for NZ education

Rebekah Fraser attended the first Education Summit in Christchurch.

Protecting Teacher Title Bill is withdrawn

New Zealand First List MP Jenny Marcroft has requested the withdrawal of her member’s bill, the Education (Protecting Teacher Title) Amendment Bill, saying it is no longer necessary.

Plans afoot to fix long-term teacher shortage

Education Minister Chris Hipkins outlines plans to “clear the clutter” so that teachers can get on with the job – just one part of a wider strategy to improve the teaching profession and fix the looming teacher shortage.

High school students call for life lessons, not just academic subjects

School students at an education summit are calling for schools that are more relevant to their lives - not just academic learning.

Opinion: Karen Spencer – Of policy and practice

Right now, we are in the calm eye of the storm when it comes to education policy in New Zealand. While some policies have been abruptly swept to the wall (such as National Standards, charter schools), others are still waiting to hatch writes Karen Spencer.

Half of early childhood teachers experiencing harm, new ChildForum report finds

Bites and scratches drawing blood, hearing loss due to excessive noise and staff taking antidepressants to cope is the reality for early childhood sector.

Wellington school to completely drop NCEA in favour of Cambridge exams

A private girls' school says it's the first in Wellington to drop NCEA assessments altogether in favour of another system.

Gaming and learning – new research findings

Multiplayer games research aids in understanding future learners.
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