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Friday, December 4, 2020

Teacher unions to vote on joint strike action

Primary and secondary teacher unions NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA) will both ballot members next week on whether to take joint strike action on 29 May.

Auckland schools struck by mumps and whooping cough

A mumps outbreak has worsened across Auckland. Nearly 500 cases of the highly infectious disease have been registered this year and numbers surged in the past month.

Gay teachers put forward case for gender-neutral toilets, uniforms

First-year teacher Ruby Grant has had homophobic graffiti written on her classroom wall. Students have told her she will go to hell. But now she's fighting back.

Innovative Learning Environments – here’s the evidence

Educational Consultant and Director of Leading Learning Mark Osborne responds to two big questions: Why is the design of classrooms changing? And how can we be sure that ‘innovative learning environments’ are actually leading to better teaching and learning?

Opinion: Frances Valintine – Future-focused? Who are we fooling?

Frances Valintine, Founder The Mind Lab by Unitec & Tech Futures Lab, questions the recent global rankings that claimed New Zealand has the most future-focused education system in the world.

Digital one-stop-shop for careers education

A new partnership will help boost careers education for New Zealand secondary schools.

Rotorua secondary schools won’t be dropping NCEA Level 1 anytime soon

Rotorua secondary school principals are in no hurry to join a national groundswell away from National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 1.

New teachers quit city, delay kids, due to unaffordable housing

Two-thirds of Auckland's new teachers plan to leave the city, and many female teachers are postponing parenthood because of the city's housing costs, a new survey has found.

Zero-fees, no student allowance policy for tertiary education

UnitedFuture leader Hon Peter Dunne said the party would seek to remove tuition fees for tertiary education in New Zealand, accompanied by a push to increase the quality of tertiary education and protect the value...

Novel approach enables improved capabilities for autism research in New Zealand

A method for identifying children and young people on the autism spectrum/Takiwātanga using health data within the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) has been developed.
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