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Monday, September 27, 2021

Opinion: The free trial no-one asked for

Keelan Heesterman, age 17, Karuma High School, discusses why education through the pandemic has been an unexpected ‘free trial’ of adulthood for teenagers.  For many teenagers, continuing our education through the pandemic has been an...

Decile drift – How school roll ethnicities have changed

Herald figures show that many lower decile schools increasingly cater to Maori and Pasifika - with high decile schools seeing a big jump in Pakeha and Asian enrolments.

Relief at last for overcrowded Rowandale School in Manurewa

A chronically overcrowded Manurewa school has finally won Government funding to build six new classrooms.

Treaty experience plays part in new outdoor education centre

A new Bay of Islands outdoor education centre aims to give Kiwi kids a taste of adventure along with solid knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi.

15 NZQA exams to be trialled online this year

Fifteen subjects will now be available to do trial exams online as NZQA continues with its plan to have all exams online by 2020

The future of Teachers Council

The future of Teachers Council With the latest round of consultation underway following the review of New Zealand Teachers Council, all signs are pointing towards a new statutory independent professional body. JUDE BARBACK takes stock of the change afoot for the Teachers Council.

Why we need Critical Studies of Education now

Professor John Morgan argues that instead of searching for the 'magic bullet' to improve our education system, we should be looking to systematically critique the claims and ideas of educationalists and policy makers.

Home and Away

New Zealand teacher friends JASON McKEARNEY and ANDR’E JAY taught together at an international school in Doha, Qatar. One returned to teach in New Zealand, the other remains in Doha. Here they talk about their experiences teaching abroad.

Tomorrow’s Schools meeting: Teachers speak out against Bali Haque’s plan

Teachers and principals have spoken out at an emotional public meeting against Government taskforce proposals which they say would move them around schools "like numbers in a spreadsheet".

KidsCan says continued hardship for families is impacting education

By RNZ As schools across the country begin to reopen, low decile schools have shared the struggles many families are facing - with some siblings sharing uniforms. KidsCan provides snacks and meals, raincoats, shoes and sanitary items...
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