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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Poverty and underachievement – are we any closer to understanding our biggest problem in...

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.

Editorial: Govt should adopt bill to get young offenders back to school

A bill to get young offenders back to school is well worth the support.

Taskforce focused on making a difference in kids’ lives

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.

Developing Digital Worlds

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.

Female school principals overtake males in NZ schools

Women have finally overtaken men as principals of New Zealand schools, decades after teaching became a female-dominated profession.

Broadening walls – should Chapter Chat be on Twitter?

Creator of Chapter Chat Stephen Baker explains his reasons for choosing Twitter to host the literacy initiative.

BYOD: How to implement a program successfully

Ross Coutts shares his top tips for principals looking to establish a BYOD program.

Pacific students almost catch up with Europeans in NCEA

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.

New school will cater for blind students

A new Pukekohe West primary school will include a unit for blind and low-vision students.

Teachers need ‘whole level of new skills’ for digital future

A new science-backed strategy is needed to prepare New Zealand's teachers for the digitised classrooms of tomorrow, top advisers say.

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Shifting schools sets children back half a year – report

Shifting schools may set children back by about half a year in their learning, a new report says.

Choosing schools