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.
Rebekah Fraser attended the first Education Summit in Christchurch.
School students at an education summit are calling for schools that are more relevant to their lives - not just academic learning.
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.
Bites and scratches drawing blood, hearing loss due to excessive noise and staff taking antidepressants to cope is the reality for early childhood sector.
A private girls' school says it's the first in Wellington to drop NCEA assessments altogether in favour of another system.