Damning research from the OECD tells us that New Zealand’s most disadvantaged students struggle academically more than their overseas counterparts. Why are we no closer to understanding the correlation between socio-economic status and student achievement? Is it time to stop labelling and comparing our tamariki? Is it time to shift our focus to the many unique stories of student success that look beyond mere test results? By JUDE BARBACK.
A bill to get young offenders back to school is well worth the support.
Massey University’s Head of the Institute of Education, Professor John O’Neill says New Zealand’s education system and culture have evolved since Tomorrow’s Schools and the time is right for change.
Currently in its fourth year, the Developing Digital Worlds project is delving into using digital tools to build students’ “21st century skills”. This week we get a peek into one aspect of this ongoing study involving Taylor Swift, a colony of New Zealand dotterels and students developing their online argumentation skills.
Women have finally overtaken men as principals of New Zealand schools, decades after teaching became a female-dominated profession.
Creator of Chapter Chat Stephen Baker explains his reasons for choosing Twitter to host the literacy initiative.
Pacific students have almost caught up with Europeans in the top two levels of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) for the first time since the qualification was introduced 15 years ago.
A new science-backed strategy is needed to prepare New Zealand's teachers for the digitised classrooms of tomorrow, top advisers say.